About

About-Postcard-2014Through The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, FABcamp Students will:

• be exposed to computer aided design, rapid prototyping and fabrication technologies
• learn how complex systems work
• apply the math and science they are learning in school to real physical systems
• interact and engage with University faculty, professional engineers and college students
from a variety of Engineering disciplines
• explore career pathways in Engineering fields

Projects will emphasize Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) concepts and be correlated with Common Core Standards and the Framework for Next Generation Science Standards. Activities will emphasize ‘21 Century Skills’ such as critical thinking, communication and problem solving.

When:
Session #1 – June 23 – 27
Session #2 – July 7 – 11
Session #3 – July 14 – 18
Session #4 – July 21 – 25 (FABcamp 2.0 for returning students)

Where:
FABcamp will be held in state-of-the-art laboratories at the University of California, Irvine and run from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Space is limited to 30 students per session.

Cost:
$600 per session includes all project materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks. Full and partial scholarships are available to families with financial need. Please visit the registration website for additional information.

What parents had to say about FABcamp 2013

“I am very grateful for the opportunity that my son was given to attend FABcamp. He was so excited and enthusiastic every day he went to camp. He was very sad when it ended but thankful. He came home every day and told us all about his day and the interesting things that he did. This has given him a new view of the different fields of engineering.”

“Please have the camp next summer for returning participants… My son loved every day of it, it was fun, interesting, educational and the counselors were amazing!!”

“Longer…camp were my son’s wishes.”

“My son had a fabulous time and came home every day eager to tell us what he did. He especially loved the lab tours and also eating in the dining hall. He is really looking forward to next year!”

“My daughter had a great time and learned a lot. I appreciate how nice the staff was and that they made it very enjoyable.”

What participants had to say about FABcamp 2013

“At FABcamp I learned how to develop solutions to problems and to work with other people.”

“I learned a lot at FABcamp. I learned about the different types of engineers and what they do every day. “

“The best part of my FABcamp experience was doing the group competitions near the end of the day. I loved having to work with different people to accomplish the goal each day.”

“There were a lot of fun things here at FABcamp but I think the best was designing, building and riding the hovercraft.”

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