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Aerospace Engineering Camp

MISSION

In the summer of 2010, the Division of Engineering at Southern Polytechnic State University started a yearly Aerospace Engineering Summer camp for middle and high school students. The mission of the camps is to provide practical hands on knowledge to future engineers. They provide a platform for students to explore and understand the basics of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), with emphasis on Aerospace technology. During the camps, students get to experience and learn theory by exciting real world applications. The camp includes design, build, and fly competitions, Computer Aided Design (CAD), flight simulations, rocket build and launch competitions, flight demonstrations and lots more. Come and experience the excitement. We believe in teaching and learning while having fun.

All Camps are open for both boys and girls ages 12-18.


Who is Invited

All students, ages 12-18, are invited to come enjoy a fun-filled camp.

How to Register

Camp Fee: $250/camp/student


Includes aircraft simulations and flight demonstrations

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When is the Camp

Camp#1: May 27 – 30th, 2014

(4 day camp daily from 9am-5:30pm)


Camp#2: June 9 – 13th, 2014

(5 day camp daily from 9am-4:30pm)


Camp#3: June 23 – 27th, 2014

(5 day camp daily from 9am-4:30pm)

 

Camp#4: July 7 – 11th, 2014

(5 day camp daily from 9am-4:30pm)

What you'll learn

How aircraft fly

Types of Aircraft

Basic components of Aircrafts

Helicopters and Spaceships

Design, Build, and Fly new models

Flight Competition

 

WHY I WANT TO BE A PILOT

When I grow up I want to be a pilot because it's a fun job and easy to do. That's why there are so many pilots flying around these days.

Pilots don't need much school. They just have to learn to read numbers so they can read their instruments.

I guess they should be able to read a road map, too.

Pilots should be brave to they won't get scared it it's foggy and they can't see, or if a wing or motor falls off.

Pilots have to have good eyes to see through the clouds, and they can't be afraid of thunder or lightning because they are much closer to them than we are.

The salary pilots make is another thing I like. They make more money than they know what to do with. This is because most people think that flying a plane is dangerous, except pilots don't because they know how easy it is.

I hope I don't get airsick because I get carsick and if I get airsick, I couldn't be a pilot and then I would have to go to work.

— purported to have been written by a fifth grade student at Jefferson School, Beaufort, SC. It was first published in the South Carolina Aviation News.