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Lawrence Tech summer camps provide a path to a college degree and beyond

Release Date: February 21, 2012

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.  – This summer Lawrence Technological University will hold more than 20 enrichment camps to introduce high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to topics that could lead to a college major or a career. 

The enrichment camps will utilize the advanced studios and laboratories of Lawrence Tech’s Southfield campus. Lawrence Tech faculty and staff will be the instructors. The top students in each camp will be eligible for scholarships to Lawrence Tech. 

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

 

Additional information and registration forms are found at www.ltu.edu/summercamps. Questions can be directed to Assistant Provost for Enrollment Services Lisa Kujawa at summercamps@ltu.edu. The registration deadline is June 1, but early registration is recommended because many of the camps fill up quickly. 

The first of the week-long camps begin on Monday, June 25. Other camps are held the weeks beginning July 9, July 16 and July 23.

 

Students can save $100 off the listed prices by attending two design camps and $200 off by attending three design camps, which are designated with asterisks in the listings. Here are the Lawrence Tech camps in alphabetical order:

 

Architecture and Interior Design, Week 1*

July 16-20, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., $500 day camp/$665 residential

Students develop their ideas into realistic designs of buildings and interior spaces. They create plans and illustrations, along with carefully crafted scale models. They organize interior spaces; coordinate materials, colors, and textures; and choose lighting. They explore how their plans 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.

 

Architecture and Interior Design, Week 2*

July 23-27, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., $500 day camp/$665 residential

In the second week of the Architecture and Interior Design Camp, students go into greater depth and detail on their projects, giving them a better idea of the design process followed by professional architects and interior designers. Participation in Architecture and Interior Design Camp, Week 1, is required to attend this camp.

 

Architectural Engineering*

July 23-27, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., $500 day camp/$665 residential

Students can take their  artistic skills, creativity, imagination, and interest in architecture, engineering, technology, and cutting-edge building sciences to the next level by helping to create a more sustainable world. Architectural engineers design high-performing buildings that are durable, safe, healthy, economical, and healing for the earth. This camp includes hands-on projects, group activities, field trips to an actual green building site and an architectural engineering office.

 

Autonomous Robotics

July 16-20, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., $500 day camp/$665 residential

Program Lego NXT robots with LeJos Java and assemble Lawrence Tech’s vision centric laptop robot, L2Bot. Explore introductory concepts in autonomous robotics control, navigation, image processing, and computer vision while learning the basics of object-orientated Java programming and computer science. Some knowledge of a programming language is helpful, but not required.

 

Automotive Engineering

June 25-29, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., $550 day camp/$665 residential

This camp introduces the complexity of today’s cars, which contain over 100 computers that must work together and mesh with the vehicles’ mechanical systems. Students explore the impact of global competition, new technologies, and the demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles.

 

Basic Design*

July 9-13, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., $500 day camp/$665 residential

Explore the exciting world of design in architecture, the graphic arts, transportation, interior architecture, and product development. Students are exposed to what makes good design and how designs visually relate to one another. Learn why some designs are more desirable than others. Understanding the basics can prepare students for a more serious study of the arts.

 

Biomedical Engineering

July 9-13, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., $500 day camp/$665 residential

Explore the role of a biomedical engineer in designing procedures and equipment that assist in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and injury, make medical testing less intrusive, and enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. Team projects will acquaint students with basic engineering design tools and the instrumentation used in medical settings.

 

Biotechnology

July 16-20, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., $550 day camp/$665 residential

In a research lab setting, students genetically engineer bacteria, purify and quantify proteins, and learn how to clone genes. They apply modern DNA profiling techniques to solve crimes and use high-tech tools to diagnose diseases and track infectious outbreaks. Hands-on experimentation is complemented with just enough theory and background to make the experience meaningful.

 

Civil Engineering

July 9-13, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., $550 day camp/$665 residential

Find out how civil engineers help solve the world’s problems by supplying people with clean water and building safe structures and roads. With the help of college students and faculty, students build green structures and learn about the cutting-edge work being done in civil engineering.

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering

July 16-20, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., $500 day camp/$665 residential

Students expand their knowledge of microprocessors, build robots and circuits, and work in teams to solve electrical and computer engineering challenges. They learn more about C, one of the most popular programming languages of all time, and the one that is used in most computers.

 

Entrepreneurial Discovery BizCamp

June 25-29, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., $200 day camp/$300 residential

Offered through Lawrence Tech’s Lear Entrepreneurial Center, BizCamp provides an overview of the world of the entrepreneur. Students learn about the challenges and rewards of running a business and participate in hands-on activities that culminate with a business plan competition. Local entrepreneurs talk about their experiences and the skills needed to compete in the marketplace.

 

Fashion Design*

July 16-20, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., $500 day camp/$665 residential

Students learn what is takes to become a fashion designer. They draw fashion figures and fabrics, illustrate their own designs, and create their own 15–20 piece clothing collection. Sewing by hand and machine and incorporating trims into their work, students produce a design in fabric to present at an end-of-camp fashion show.

 

Forensic Summer Science Institute

June 25-29, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., $400 day camp/$550 residential

For sophomores and juniors. Cost includes a $200 nonrefundable registration fee.

This camp is for highly motivated students proficient in biology, chemistry, and physics. Students are given a crime scenario, which they solve using state-of-the-art lab equipment to explore DNA fingerprinting, drug testing, hair and fiber analysis, ballistics, gunshot-residue testing and blood spatter analysis.

 

Gaming*

July 9-13, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., $550 day camp/$665 residential

Students focus on the dynamic world of video game development. They learn the concepts of game design and the basics of 3D graphics production, including modeling, texturing, and animating. Students are required to play games and create their own mini game portfolios.

 

Imaging and Graphic Design*

July 23-27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $500 day camp/$665 residential

With the guidance of field-seasoned professionals, students learn to navigate the challenges of visual communication while creating artwork for computer games, cartoons, and advertising. Sketching, photography, computer-based graphics, and animation will be featured.

 

Industrial Design, Week 1*

July 16-20, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., $500 day camp/$665 residential

Industrial designers create 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. Students work on 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.

 

Industrial Design Camp, Week 2*

July 23-27, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., $500 day camp/$665 residential

In the second week of the Industrial Design Camp, students refine and improve on their

design prototypes created in the first week. They prepare a final presentation of their designs, just like the professionals in the field do. Participation in Industrial Design Camp, Week 1, is required to attend this camp.

 

Motorsports Camp

July 23-27, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., $550 day camp/$665 residential

Learn what it’s like to design and build racing vehicles that are fast, maneuverable, and able to withstand punishing terrain. In this camp, students are honorary members of one of Lawrence Tech’s Blue Devil Motorsports competition teams. They research, design, build, and test their vehicles, and also develop a budget and plan a marketing campaign.

 

Transportation Design, Week 1*

July 16-20, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., $500 day camp/$665 residential

Students learn about the design and development of concept cars, create ideation sketches, and experiment with scale modeling. They see professional demonstrations and receive individual evaluations of their work. It is highly recommended that you attend this camp before participating in Transportation Design Camp, Week 2.

 

Transportation Design Camp, Week 2*

July 23-27, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., $500 day camp/$665 residential

In the second week of the Transportation Design Camp, students work with clay to create a physical model of the vehicles they designed in the first week of camp. During the process, they become familiar with the tools and techniques used by professional designers. Participation in the Transportation Design Camp, Week 1, is not required to attend this camp, but it is highly recommended.

 

Web Design*

June 25-29, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., $500 day camp/$665 residential

Students learn how to create HTML webpages with customized graphics and dynamic animations in Adobe Dreamweaver. They design animated menus, rollovers, image galleries, and much more. Prior experience with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is preferred.

 

Writing and Film

July 23-27, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., $500 day camp/$665 residential

Write, shoot, edit, and score a film project as a member of a film crew. Each crew picks a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue out of a hat to begin the creative process. Using hands-on techniques in film production and post production, students will move from scriptwriting and camera work to editing and audio postproduction.

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student groups and NAIA varsity sports.