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2018 Engineering For Kids Fall Sessions

Engineering For Kids brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to kids ages 4 to 14 in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, clubs, and parties. We are proud to inspire children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning and development of their problem solving skills. Engineering is, after all, one of the fastest growing industries in the world!

All of our classes align with the following National Standards for STEM education: Common Core Math, Next Generation Science, ITEEA(International Technology and Engineering Educators Association), STL(Standards of Technological Literacy), NSES(National Science Education Standards), and NCTM(National Council for Teachers of Mathematics).

Did You Know?

  • Eight graders with and interest in STEM education are 3x more likely to pursue degrees in those careers.
  • STEM related jobs are expected to grow by 17% from 2008-2018, while non-stem jobs are only expected to grow by 9.8%.
  • Engineering ranks 11th out of 19 in a list of careers teen students are familiar with.
  • By simply exposing children to engineering at a younger age they are 2x as likely to be interested in engineering as a career.

Aerospace Engineering: Grades 1st-4th
During the Aerospace Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, test, and refine a variety of flying machines. They construct a shock absorbing system designed to protect two marshmallow astronauts in a lunar vehicle, create their own air-powered rockets, and assemble a model blimp that actually takes flight!

PVE Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
1st - 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Mondays Sept 10 - Oct 1 TBD $84
Limit of 20
SGE Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
1st - 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Wednesdays Sept 12 - Oct 3 TBD $84
Limit of 20
UE Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
1st - 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Thursdays Sept 13 - Oct 4 Teacher's Lounge $84
Limit of 20

Instructor: Lacy Ogles | indianapolis@engineeringforkids.net


Mechanical Engineering: Grades 1st-4th
During the Mechanical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, build, test, and improve a variety of machines and mechanical systems.  Students learn basics of energy, traction, aerodynamics, and durability while constructing roller coasters, catapults, and a rubber band racecar! mixtures and make a delicious snack!

EE Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
1st - 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Mondays Oct 8 - Nov 5 Art Room $84
Limit of 20
SGE Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
1st - 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Wednesdays Oct 10 - Nov 7 STEM Room $84
Limit of 20
BME Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
1st - 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Thursdays Oct 11 - Nov 8 CL 220 $84
Limit of 20

Instructor: Lacy Ogles | indianapolis@engineeringforkids.net


Robotics Brawler Bots: Grades 2nd-4th
In this Brawler Bots class you will work with a partner to design, adapt and program you robots to compete in various competitions, such as tug of war, a robo ninja warrior course, and even sumo wrestling!  (All robots are Lego EV3.)

PVE Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
2nd- 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Mondays Nov 12 - Dec 10 TBD $84
Limit of 20
SGE Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
2nd - 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Wednesdays Nov 14 - Dec 12 TBD $84
Limit of 20
UE Session Time Days Dates Location Fee Register
2nd - 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Thursdays Nov 15 - Dec 13 Teacher's Lounge $84
Limit of 20

Instructor: Lacy Ogles | indianapolis@engineeringforkids.net