Fowler School of Engineering

Summer Engineering Academy

Fowler School of Engineering

Summer Engineering Academy

» Engineering For All

Fowler School of Engineering proudly offers engineering workshops for high school students over the summer. Students entering high school in the 24/25 academic year qualify. Each workshop includes lunch and a project to take home. Each workshop will be offered three times.

Workshops:

Design and Fabrication

Intro to Machine Learning: Mining Data for Fun and Profit

Arduino Smart Car

Game Development

Design and Fabrication

Design and fabricate an LED-powered decorative light and learn about the basics of computer-aided design, 3D printing, and laser engraving in the process.

Students will learn four software solutions that are commonly used in the industry for designing and manufacturing products: Fusion 360, Prusa Slicer, Arduino IDE and Adobe Illustrator. The end product will be an acrylic panel with a custom-engraved picture that sits on a 3D-printed stand and lights up when powered via USB.

Dates and Times Offered:

Monday, June 24, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Monday, July 8, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Monday, July 15, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


 

Intro to Machine Learning: Mining Data for Fun and Profit

Embark on a thrilling journey into AI with the Fowler School of Engineering’s summer workshop, 'Intro to Machine Learning: Mining Data for Fun and Profit.' This course offers a unique blend of AI history and the latest advancements, highlighting how technologies like machine learning are revolutionizing our world. Explore the power of Python and tools like OpenCV as you delve into computer vision algorithms, a cornerstone of innovations from autonomous vehicles to advanced facial recognition. You'll also learn about the role of hardware acceleration and GPUs, which provide a cornerstone of training deep learning models that are able to achieve-human level expertise on many tasks. Understand how these technologies enable us to solve complex problems rapidly and efficiently, making previously unthinkable AI achievements possible. Whether you're aspiring for a tech career or simply fascinated by AI, this workshop is your portal to understanding and applying groundbreaking skills in a dynamic, engaging setting. Join us to transform your curiosity into cutting-edge knowledge!

Dates and Times Offered:

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


 

Arduino Smart Car

Attendees will gain hands-on experience with electronics, including breadboarding and soldering, to test their circuits before assembling it all together on a printed circuit board. While testing, students will also write code in Arduino using a microcontroller to control two motors, a servo, and a distance sensor. Once fully assembled, each car will be put to the test through an obstacle course!

Dates and Times Offered:

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


 

Game Development

Learn the fundamentals of video game development and design using Unity and industry-standard tools—no coding experience required.

Dates and Times Offered:

Thursday, June 27, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 18, 2024

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



 

REGISTRATION


Registration Opens Soon

PRICING


Early Bird Registration

Register by March 31, 2024, for 10% off.

Early Bird Special

Register for all four workshops (Design and Fabrication, AI, Arduino Smart Car, Game Development) by March 31, 2024, and get 25% off.

This special only applies to a single registrant.


After April 1, 2024 Pricing:

$75 per workshop, including lunch.

Discounts cannot be combined with other offers.

Students in the prototyping lab

LOCATION


Keck Center for Science and Engineering
Swenson Family Hall of Engineering
450 N. Center St.
Orange, CA 92866