Industrial Design/Product Design – Session Instructor: Jennifer Astwood
We will be designing lights with lasers! This session involves creating new designs for lights. Students will become immersed in the design process! They will sketch ideas, and create cardboard/paper sketch models of their ideas for their light concepts. In addition to building prototypes with their hands, they will also learn digital tools in Adobe Illustrator to create their concepts for the laser cutter and engraver. This gives students the ability to create lighting prototypes using the laser cutter and engraver. At the end of the week, students will take home a light that they designed.
Enameling on Metal: Grit, Gloss, and Finish - Session Instructor: Rose Schlemmer
Enameling is a historic technique where finely powdered glass is fired at high temperatures and fused to the metal surface. In this class, we will begin with the basics of how to enamel on metal and work our way through a few different techniques such as sgraffito, stencils, image decals, and champlevé, etc. Students will be able to make several enamel samples and then design and create an artwork of their own.
Interior Design - Session Instructor: Nicolette Brehm
Learn what real interior designers do! Campers will design a living space for their favorite celebrity. While designing this space, you will learn about project programming, the design process, space planning, and how to create a color palette. You will learn about and choose finishes and furniture for your celebrity space. You will hand draw your floor plans, compose imagery boards, and create a presentation for your project. We will also show current student work and interior design projects from around the world.
Unhackable Quantum Codes - Session Instructor: Todd Zimmerman
How can quantum computers hack all your old passwords? How can quantum cryptography be used to make an unhackable code? We’ll explore how messages are encrypted and how code-cracking normally works. Then we’ll explore the basic ideas of quantum mechanics and see how a quantum computer can be used to hack most codes. Finally, we’ll explore how we can create an unbreakable code using a quantum system. You’ll create a poster or presentation to show off what you did during the week.
Genetics/DNA analysis - Session Instructor: Michael Bessert
How do we use DNA to solve problems? Campers will explore the world of molecular biology by collecting specimens from the field, extracting and quantifying DNA, then using various techniques to copy and study it. Campers will learn how to set up polymerase chain reactions, gel electrophoresis separation, and analyze DNA in various ways to answer questions and solve problems. Campers will gain hands-on experience using the following equipment: micropipettes, high-speed centrifuges, electrophoresis tanks, spectrophotometers, fluorescent imagers, and even a DNA sequencer. These techniques help us answer questions about everything from population studies to forensic identification to medical screening.