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PHOTO GALLERY: Engineering camp brings high school students to MU

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | 10:43 p.m. CDT; updated 10:50 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 18, 2012
High school students from all over North America came to MU to spend a week learning about different types of engineering. The students do hands-on activities to learn and apply the principles of engineering, including designing and launching rockets propelled by water pressure.

High school students from all over North America came to MU to spend a week learning about different types of engineering. The students do hands-on activities to learn and apply the principles of engineering, including designing and launching rockets propelled by water pressure.

 


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Ellis Smith July 19, 2012 | 8:16 a.m.

Interesting. We confine bottle rockets to middle school campers; high school students normally are exposed to more sophisticated programs, such as learning about glass manufacture and then actually making some glass, learning about metallurgy and then actually casting metal, learning about robotics and actually making a robot, learning about physical forces acting on materials and then actually testing those materials in the laboratory, etc. There are more than a dozen camps each summer, some only for girls.

But, either way, its a good concept.

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Ellis Smith July 19, 2012 | 8:51 a.m.

Missourian staff: Who pays for this (these) camp(s) at MU? We (MS&T) charge campers for all our camps except one*.

For hardship cases, and there are more than a few, we have an endowment - yes, an endowment - to help out, but even then we request that families put up a token amount of the tuition.

We do not believe Missouri taxpayers should have to pay for these programs. That's not right.

*-We conduct one camp annually for an organization called ASM International (a non-profit professional organization devoted to materials science and practice) which, for high school students who qualify, is all expenses paid. ASM International pays both us and Penn State University to do that, because we have the facilities and faculty to carry their program out. I am surprised Colorado School of Mines is not another site for the program, but possibly with a program expansion...

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