Exploring Engineering gives students an in-depth introduction to the exciting field of engineering. Participants get a complete picture of this vital career field as they tour a variety of high-tech engineering labs, listen to presentations by industry experts and hear first hand from Cal Poly Pomona students how they have turned their love for creating into a rewarding career in engineering.
Exploring Engineering is a true hands-on experience where students design, build and test their own engineering projects.
Hands-on labs include:
- Catapult Performance
- Building and Testing Bridges
- Blasting Bottle Rockets
- 3D Printing
- Free Fall Exercises
- Paper Helicopters and more!
Exploring Engineering reinforces many key mathematical concepts including:
- Basic equations
- Triangle geometry
- Equation of a line with concept of slope
- Basic statistics and probability
- Circle geometry, forces, and rate (displacement, velocity, acceleration)
Based on the skill level of the students, curriculum will be modified as necessary to accommodate middle school or high school students.