Engineering For Kids

 

Engineering For Kids brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to kids ages 4 to 14 in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, clubs, and parties.

We are proud to inspire children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning. Engineering is, after all, one of the fastest growing industries in the world!

Thanks to a generous STEM grant awarded by the General Motors Foundation, we are able to offer the same great Engineering For Kids programs at a lower fee of only $35!

For more information, contact Angie Buda at abuda@ymcabaycity.org

 

JUNIOR ENGINEER CLASSES (AGES 5-7)

Junior Civil Engineering:
FUN FOUNDATIONS

Building a house to withstand the Big, Bad Wolf is where the fun begins in Junior Civil. This class is centered on exploring the concepts of building and construction through hands-on exploration and design. Students explore the engineering behind sky scrapers, bridges, roads, and more in this fun and engaging experience.

6 WEEK SESSION
January 15 – February 19
Mondays from 6:15pm-7:15pm

REGISTER HERE

 

Junior Robotics:
WILD ANIMALS

This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning, using LEGO® WeDo Robotics.  Using LEGO® bricks, students build a hungry alligator, a flying bird, and a roaring lion. They also learn how to program and operate their creations using a laptop computer.

6 WEEK SESSION
March 5 – April 16 (No class March 26)
Mondays from 6:15pm-7:15pm

 

APPRENTICE ENGINEER CLASSES (AGES 8-11)

Civil Engineering:
BUILDING UP

During the Civil Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a balsawood bridge designed to withstand the greatest force. They examine several different types of bridge designs and discover how the forces of tension, compression, bending, torsion, and shear are distributed throughout their structures.

6 WEEK SESSION
January 15 – February 19
Mondays from 6:15pm-7:45pm

REGISTER HERE!

 

3D CAD Design:
MINECRAFT CREATIONS

3D printing and Minecraft both represent boundless opportunity for creating even our wildest of ideas! In 3D Design: Minecraft Creations, students will explore the basic concepts of 3D printing and computer-aided design, or CAD, to bring their most awesome Minecraft creation to life! Students will take their Minecraft design out of the world of Minecraft and learn how to extrude it into a 3D model that can then be modified to be printed in 3D.

6 WEEK SESSION
March 5 – April 16 (No class March 26)
Mondays from 6:15pm-7:45pm