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Jul 15 - Jul 19

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

 Summer Camps 2013


Don’t lose ground this summer!

Gain new knowledge, skills, and valuable experiences at Lawrence Technological University.

LTU offers stimulating academic camps for students interested in engineering, technology, design, and science. Professors will introduce you to the latest innovations in modern labs and studios on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus in Southfield. Current Lawrence Tech students will be on hand to assist campers.

Choose a day or residential camp option. You can commute or opt for a residential camp. You’ll live in student housing, eat in the cafeteria, and participate in a fun selection of organized activities each evening.

Get a discount. You can save $100 by attending two, and $200 by attending three design camps (designated with an asterisk*). Come to a Blue and White Day, scheduled throughout the year on Lawrence Tech’s campus, and save another $50 per camp. Read more about Blue and White Days

Win a scholarship. The top students in each camp will be eligible for scholarships to Lawrence Tech.

Register by June 1, 2013. Early registration is recommended as the camps fill quickly.

Questions? Contact Lisa Kujawa at summercamps@ltu.edu.

JULY 15 – 19, 2013

Architecture and Interior Design, Week 1*

9 a.m.–5 p.m., $600 day camp/$765 residential

Have a great idea and some sketches? In this camp, you’ll develop your ideas into realistic designs of buildings and interior spaces. You’ll create plans and illustrations, along with a carefully crafted scale model. You’ll organize interior spaces; coordinate materials, colors, and textures; and choose lighting. And during this process, you’ll explore how your plan for the interior spaces can harmonize with the exterior architecture and still maintain a balance with nature. Attendance of this camp is required in order to participate in Architecture and Interior Design Camp, Week 2, July 22–26, 2013.

Max. number of students: unlimited

Automotive Engineering

9 a.m.–4 p.m., $650 day camp/$765 residential

Where better to learn about automotive engineering than at Lawrence Technological University, whose alumni lead the design teams of the GTO, the DeLorean, the Taurus, and countless other vehicles? This camp will expose you to the fundamentals of engine design and vehicle performance. You will visit and participate in the activities of the University’s laboratory facilities, and visit some of the automotive industry labs that are involved in the design and manufacturing of modern-day vehicles.

Max. number of students: 20

Creativity and Ingenuity in America

9 a.m.–5 p.m., $600 day camp/$765 residential

The best engineers solve problems creatively by looking beyond the obvious to see fresh, innovative solutions. Offered in conjunction with The Henry Ford, Metro Detroit’s acclaimed automotive history museum, you’ll participate in games, puzzlers, and activities that will nurture and strengthen your creativity. Focused field trips at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village will highlight key features of innovation from America’s past and you’ll discover how ingenuity is an important part of the products we use every day. The week will culminate in a team design project that will combine creative problem solving with the various skills you practiced during the week.

Max. number of students: 16

Electrical and Computer Engineering

9 a.m.–5 p.m., $600 day camp/$765 residential

Expand your knowledge of microprocessors, build robots and circuits, and work in teams to solve electrical and computer engineering challenges. You’ll learn more about C, one of the most popular programming languages of all time, and the one that is used in most computers.

Max. number of students: 20

Industrial Design, Week 1*

9 a.m.–5 p.m., $600 day camp/$765 residential

Industrial designers create the manufactured products we use every day: furniture, appliances, bikes, cars, tools, farm equipment, medical instruments, electronics, and much more. This camp highlights how art and design are combined with modern industrial processes to create consumer items that are marketed and sold. You’ll work on 2D projects that give you hands-on experience and include fun competitions. Attendance of this camp is required in order to participate in Industrial Design Camp, Week 2, July 22–26, 2013.

Max. number of students: unlimited

Transportation Design, Week 1*

9 a.m.–5 p.m., $600 day camp/$765 residential

Do you have a talent for drawing and a passion for styling cars? In this camp, you’ll learn about the design and development of concept cars, create ideation sketches, and experiment with scale modeling. You’ll also see professional demonstrations and receive individual evaluations of your work. It is highly recommended that you attend this camp before participating in Transportation Design Camp, Week 2, July 22–26, 2013.

Max. number of students: unlimited

Game Art, Week 1*

9 a.m.–5 p.m., $650 day camp/$765 residential

In this camp, you’ll focus on the dynamic world of video game development. You’ll learn the concepts of game design and the basics of 3D graphics production, including modeling, texturing, and animating. You’ll be required to play games and will create your own mini game portfolio. It is highly recommended that you attend this camp before participating in Game Art, Week 2, July 22–26, 2013.

Max. number of students: 25


For more information visit http://ltu.edu/community_k12/summer_camps.asp.

Robotics and Music

9 a.m.–4 p.m., $600 day camp/$765 residential

Music, math, computer science, and robotics are all related and you will explore each one of them by creating robotic musical instruments and composing music. You’ll get an introduction to music theory, sound recording, and editing with Audacity, and object-oriented Java programming. Lego NXT robotics with NXT-G and LeKos Java will be introduced to play and create music with sensors and motors. You will learn then how to connect the Lego NXT robotic musical instruments to a PC (and possibly) a mobile phone through Bluetooth and USB communication. To improve/add NXT-PC side capabilities, Java MIDI programming will be introduced. On the last day of camp, you will introduce your creative musical instruments and perform music. No robotics or music experience is required. Some knowledge of programming language is helpful, but not required.

Max. number of students: 12



For more information:
summercamps@ltu.edu