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Lawrence Tech plans summer camps for high school students

Release Date: April 22, 2008

Southfield, Mich. This summer Lawrence Technological University will offer 10 enrichment camps that will introduce high school students to academic topics that could lead to a major in college or even a career after college graduation.

These enrichment camps will be held in college classrooms, studios and laboratories on Lawrence Tech’s Southfield campus. Nine of the camps are for high school juniors and seniors, and one camp is for sophomores and juniors.

Students who choose to live on campus during the camps will also participate in organized activities in the evenings.

For information, go to www.ltu.edu/community_k12/summer_camps.asp.

For questions and enrollment, contact Lisa Kujawa, Lawrence Tech’s assistant provost for enrollment, at kujawa@ltu.edu. Here are the camps:

Biomedical Engineering Camp

June 16-20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $450/residential $550.
Students explore the biomedical engineer’s role in designing procedures and equipment used in the medical field. Team projects acquaint students with instrumentation used in medical settings and basic engineering design tools.

Entrepreneurial Discovery BizCamp
June 16-20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $200/residential $300.
Students meet local entrepreneurs and learn about the challenges and rewards of running a business. Hands-on activities culminate with a business plan competition.

Forensic Summer Science Institute
June 23 to July 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $250/residential $350.

Offered to high school sophomores and juniors proficient in biology, chemistry and physics. Students are given a crime scenario to solve using state-of-the-art lab equipment to explore DNA fingerprinting, drug testing, hair and fiber analysis, ballistics, etc.

Autonomous Robotics Camp
July 7-11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $450/residential $550.
Students assemble Lawrence Tech’s laptop robot, L2Bot. They explore concepts in autonomous robotics navigation, image processing, computer vision and voice recognition while learning the basics of object-oriented Java programming.

Alternative Energy and Power Generation Camp
July 14-18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $450/residential $550.
Working in Lawrence Tech’s Alternative Energy Research Laboratory, students learn the fundamentals of hydrogen fuel cells, solar heating, photovoltaic panels, biomass, wind turbines and geothermal systems.

Architecture and Interior Design Camp
July 14-18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $300/residential $400.
Students visualize space and form, draw plans, make models and select furniture and colors. They meet with professional architects and interior designers.

Automotive Design Camp
July 14-18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $450/residential $550.
Students learn about the design and development of concept cars, create ideation sketches and experiment with scale modeling. Professionals give demonstrations and evaluate student work.

Imaging and Graphic Design Camp
July 14-18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $300/residential $400.
Students see what it takes to be a graphic designer as they develop skills in sketching, photography, computer-based graphics and animation. They create artwork for computer games, cartoons and advertising layouts.

Biotechnology Camp
July 21-25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $450/residential $550.
In a research lab setting, students learn how to genetically engineer bacteria, grow mammalian cells, and identify cloned genes. They see how DNA-profiling and other high-tech tools can solve crimes, diagnose diseases and track the outbreak of infections.

Gaming Camp
July 21-25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $450/residential $550.
Students learn the concepts of game design and the basics of 3D graphics production, including modeling, texturing and animating. They create their own mini-game portfolios.

Lawrence Technological University, ltu.edu, offers more than 60 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes 75 years ago, and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, with education centers in Lansing, Livonia, Clinton Township, Traverse City and Petoskey. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.