Robotics and Engineering This Summer at BU for Grades 6-9

Hello Everyone,

U-Design registration has begun!  Boston University’s College of Engineering has seats available in its annual summer science and engineering program for Middle School students currently in grades 6-9.  Creative thinking and critical problem solving are skills that American students need to develop to be competitive.  For the past nine years, Boston University’s College of Engineering has offered a summer science program,

U-Design, which fosters these skills.

BU’s U-Design is based on a program established by UMASS Lowell in July 2000.  As part of our grades 6-9 educational outreach efforts, U-Design’s mission is to get middle and high school students excited about learning science and engineering, and interested in pursuing careers in these areas. The program gives them the opportunity to learn about science and technology by engaging them in the real work of scientists and engineers: design, exploration, invention and experimentation.

U-Design consists of two one-week sessions in July and offers three workshops: Robo-Alley, Electrical & Mechanical Gizmos, and Flight School 101.  Each workshop is built around a series of design projects and science activities that involve very interesting challenges.  The program will be held at Boston University and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday.  Friday concludes the week with a design show presentation and pizza party with family and friends!

Workshop schedules are noted below.

2012 program dates:

Week 1: July 9-13 – Electrical & Mechanical Gizmos

Week 2: July 16-20 – Flight School 101

Both Weeks 1 & 2 –  Robo-Alley

Registration is limited to 20 students per workshop. Tuition is $425 for a single session and $400 for an additional session. Scholarships are limited and on a need basis for those who qualify.

For more information and to register on-line please visit, , email or call the Dean’s Office at 617-353-2800.

REGISTER NOW while seats are still available!