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Summer Camp: 3D and Beyond!

Prepare to Experience a New Dimension

Explore the expanding and ever-changing world of mechanical engineering in this hands-on career camp!

Students will spend the week with the School of Mines Mechanical Engineering Department getting hands-on experience with 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing (AM).  Students will design parts, from concept to prototype using Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and produce functional assemblies that address an engineering grand challenge.

Students will learn about the seven fundamental Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes while participating in demonstrations and activities that increase their awareness of the practical uses and limitations of the technology. They'll learn about Design For Additive Manufacturing (DFAM), process flow, AM materials, safety, and secondary processes (e.g. investment casting, silicone molding, etc.). Activities will also include interactive 3D scanning and stereophotogrammetry demonstrations that expose students to 3D model construction and editing. They will be introduced to multiple software packages including Tinkercad, SolidWorks, Netfabb, MeshMixer, and Simplify3D.

The future of Additive Manufacturing is bright, and there is no doubt that it will revolutionize the products we use and the processes used to make them. The purpose of this camp is to open students’ minds to the endless possibilities of 3D printing, AM, and mechanical engineering. The core goal of this summer camp is to inspire creativity through freedom of design and open-source access to the vast supply of information at students’ fingertips

3D and Beyond! is a great introduction to the cutting-edge, exciting world of mechanical engineering.

Enrollment Process:

While completing the online registration, the student will be required to submit a 500-800 word essay that explains:

  1. Who you are as a student 
  2. Why coming to this camp is important to you
  3. What your expectations are for the camp
  4. What attributes you bring to the camp

Students may wish to complete this essay in advance. 

Additionally, we ask for the contact information (name, email and phone number) of a trusted teacher be provided so that we can ask that they complete a brief recommendation survey for the student. 

It's important to note that acceptance into the program is not guaranteed. Evaluation and notification will take place for each student after the registration form, personal essay and teacher recommendation are completed and returned to the Summer Camps Coordinator, Taylor Davis. 


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REGISTER NOW Payments and Forms

Date: July 14-19, 2019
Cost: $975
Grades: Rising 9-12 

  • Includes camp, activities, supplies, room and board
  • $300 registration fee, applied to cost of program
  • Minimum enrollment must be met
  • 5 Full-Ride Scholarships Available (thanks to Caterpillar, Inc. of Rapid City) - awarded based on need.
  • Registration does not guarantee acceptance
     

For more information

Contact Youth Camp Coordinator,
TAYLOR DAVIS
(605) 394-1261
Taylor.Davis@sdsmt.edu  

 


 

 

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