This summer students aged 15 to 18 years old will be taking a deep dive into engineering and design at Camp Lassonde, hosted by the Lassonde School of Engineering at the Bergeron Centre on York University’s Keele Campus. Registrations are now being accepted for sessions in July and August.
“Our plan is simple – to build an experience that blends engineering and other disciplines such as art, social sciences and environmental studies – just as it happens in the real world,” said Utkarsh, who is a third-year computer engineering student working as a camp leader.
Throughout the camp experience, students explore technology and its connections to art and science. They learn to code, track penguins, battle sumo bots and tackle some of the big challenges associated with climate change.
“Camp Lassonde, to me, is an opportunity for future students to find out more about how they learn and make an impact on the world around them,” said Franz Newland, professor of space engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering. (Newland is also a camp mentor.) “It is an opportunity for exploration, curiosity and growth.
Campers earn a Certificate in Engineering Exploration and Design at the end of each session. The certificate is a validation of the technical skills that campers have developed.
Two camps are open for registration:
Design Thinking: July 16 to 27
A two-week camp focused on the fundamental principles of engineering, technology and design. Campers learn about a variety of engineering streams through workshops, activities and coaching from Lassonde professors and students.
Engineering for People: Aug. 7 to 10
Campers learn how engineering, computing and design enhance our lives. They experience the real-world engineering design process and harness new skills to solve human, community and environmental challenges.
Space is limited, to register visit camp.clublassonde.com and use the York community member code cmplse18 for a 10 per cent discount.