Master Engineering Programs

6th to 8th Grade

Kelvin the Robot

Master Engineers are taking our activities to a whole new level. Teamwork is necessary in our Master classes to achieve complex goals.

Master Aerospace Engineering

Up, Up, and Away

During the Aerospace Engineering classes, our most experienced engineering students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of flying machines. They construct a rocket designed to land within a target zone, design a parachute with limited materials that will make the slowest descent possible, and create a hot air balloon model that actually takes flight with weight attached!

Master Chemical Engineering

Mix It Up

During the Chemical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine various mixtures and solutions with different chemical properties. They manipulate the speed of chemical reactions, synthesize their own rocket fuel, and investigate the secrets of polymers.

Master Civil Engineering

Building Up

During the Civil Engineering classes, our most experienced engineering students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a balsawood bridge designed to withstand the greatest force. They examine several different types of bridge designs and discover how the forces of tension, compression, bending, torsion, and shear are distributed throughout their structures. Students at this level are challenged to construct bridges and to design the tallest free-standing tower all while using a limited supply of materials.

Master Electrical Engineering

Electrified

During the Electrical Engineering classes, our most experienced engineering students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine electronics and circuits. Students learn about circuit schematics and circuit theory. They experiment with Snap Circuits® to discover the capabilities of major electronic components. In addition, students build their own complex flashlights and explore the world of magnetic energy by designing their own Magnetic Levitation vehicle.

Master Electronic Engineering

Invader Defense Games

During the Electronic Game Design : Invader Defense classes, students will use Multimedia Fusion 2® to create their own video game. Whether students wish to fire marshmallows or missiles, they build a complete video game from start to finish. They program characters to survive a wave of enemy attacks in order to reach the next level. At the end of the class, students take home a copy of the game they create.

Master Electronic Engineering

Platform Games

During the Electronic Game Design : Platform classes, students will use Multimedia Fusion 2® to create their own video game. A platform game is a side-scrolling, Mario-type game where students program characters and a two-dimensional obstacle course. They attempt to avoid or overcome enemies and reach an end goal on multiple levels. At the end of the class, students take home a copy of the game they create.

Master Electronic Engineering

Racing Games

During the Electronic Game Design Racing classes, students will use Multimedia Fusion 2® to create their own video game. Students design a racetrack, race cars and an environment in which their cars compete. At the end of the class, students take home a copy of the game they create.

Master Electronic Engineering

Tower Defense Games

During the Electronic Game Design Tower Defense classes, students will use Multimedia Fusion 2® to create their own video game. A tower defense game is one in which the programmer creates towers to defend a base which fires at passing enemies. At the end of the class, students take home a copy of the game they create.

Master Environmental Engineering

Go Green

During the Environmental Engineering classes, our most experienced engineering students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine basic solutions related to alternative energy and environmental issues. They are challenged to discover alternative desalination methods to purify water, design sails for a model boat sailing on an incline against a headwind, and develop solutions to clean up an oil spill with time and material limitations.

Master Industrial Engineering

A-Line Productions

During the Industrial Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine efficient systems for production. Students explore foundational concepts of industrial engineering such as: assembly lines, safety, stamping, sorting and distributing materials. Students see just how fun and creative industrial engineering can be as they create their own ice cream factory and 3-D copies of designs.

Master Marine Engineering

Making Waves

During the Marine Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine several types of marine based devices and vehicles. Students construct working prototypes that teach and reinforce the concepts of above water transportation, underwater exploration, and harnessing the power of water. They gain exposure to careers in naval, ocean, and marine engineering as well as naval architecture.

Master Mechanical Engineering

Master Machines

During the Mechanical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of machines and mechanical systems. Students learn basics of fluid mechanics, simple machines, and other design and engineering concepts while constructing roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles, and an incredibly fast air powered dragster they keep at the end of the course.

Master Robotics Engineering

Robotics 101

During the Robotics 101 program, students will learn the basics of designing, programming, and controlling a fully functional robot. Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®, mathematical concepts, and engineering principles students will brainstorm, plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions to accomplish a given task. Students will also learn the sequence of communication between the robot, and the programmer by collecting and analyzing data using the robot's sensors.

Master Robotics Engineering

Da'Vinci's Designs

During the Da’Vinci’s Designs robotics course, students will use LEGO® MINDSTORMS® to find viable solutions to some of the same challenges that Leonardo Da’Vinci was once faced with. These “ancient” real-word problems include making a mobile bridge, the perfect siege machine, and yes, even creating a masterpiece of art like the Mona Lisa.

Master Robotics Engineering

Envirobots

During the LEGO® Rescue EnviroBots, students design and program robots to help accomplish environmentally friendly tasks. By creating robots that can transfer nuclear waste, mine raw minerals, and deliver food and goods more efficiently, they will be sure to contribute to a more sustainable environment.

Master Robotics Engineering

Mission to Mars

During the LEGO® Robotics Mission to Mars classes, students design and program robots to explore an unknown planet, find safe shelter, and collect soil samples from the planet. Students use LEGO® Robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.

Master Robotics Engineering

Ocean Missions

During the LEGO® Robotics Ocean Missions classes, students design and program robots to protect the ocean and ocean life by releasing a dolphin into the ocean, fixing a broken pipeline, and maintaining an oil platform. Students use LEGO® Robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.

Master Robotics Engineering

Rescue Robots

During the LEGO® Rescue Robots classes, students design and program robots to respond to simulated disaster situations such as moving rubble and retrieving targets. Students use LEGO® Robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.

Master Robotics Engineering

Robo Battles

During the LEGO® Robo Battles classes students create, program, and control robots designed to perform challenges such as the SumoBots Challenge, Joisting Challenge, and the Catapult Challenge. Students use LEGO® Robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.

Master Robotics Engineering

Robot Surgeons

During the LEGO® Robot Surgeons classes, students design and program robots to function as medical robots by accomplishing a task that would cure a disease or address an issue within a human organ. Students use LEGO® Robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.

Master Robotics Engineering

Robotic Olympics

During the LEGO® Robotics Olympics classes, students design and program robots to compete in simulated Olympic events such as a sprinting in a race, throwing a basketball, and shooting a puck into a hockey goal. Students use LEGO® Robotics and computers to learn principles of robotics, computer programming, and teamwork.

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