It's that time of year when I'm booking my boys into summer camps. After the FIRST Robotics Competition, they are definitely signed up for a robotics camp. There are a lot of great summer programs for young students. Here is one you might find interesting: Michigan Tech's summer youth CAM program. John Irwin, program chair of Mechanical Engineering Technology and Industrial Technology, presented it at PLM Connection this week.
Here is my interview with John where he shares highlights the technology programs at MichiganTech and some of the CAM work summer campers do:
The goal of the program is to develop interest in STEM careers. The school is also working toward increasing the diversity in their Mechanical Engineering Technology program. If you'd like more information, here are John's slides:
P.S. UPDATE: John just let me know he's teaching a "Green Technology: Sustain the Future" summer camp (think solar, fuel cells and wind power). Check it out on the link provided under the Science & Technology category.