Aviation, leadership, math, science summer camps are open

Aviation, leadership, math and science summer camps open for teens at Lewis University

Published: May 3, 2013.

Lewis University will host several summer camps for aviation, leadership, and math and science. All camps will be taught by full-time faculty and will be held at the university’s main campus in Romeoville. Visit http://www.lewisu.edu/summercamps to register for any of the below camps.

Aviation Flight Camp (high school students) June 17-21

The cost to attend is $1,290 for the week, which includes room and board. Participants will have the opportunity to fly in Cessna 172s each day, take a behind-the-scenes tour of O’Hare International Airport, participate in various aviation classes, use flight simulators and learn about the aviation industry from current professionals in aviation. Aviation history, meteorology and flight theory will be some of the topics discussed by Lewis aviation professors. Participants will also have access to the Lewis fleet of 25 airplanes, as well as experiencing air travel with a flight instructor.

Exploring Sustainability, Energy, and Nanotechnology (middle school and junior high school students) June 17-20, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The cost of the program is $300, which includes food, T-shirt, activities, and experiments. During the day camp, middle school/junior high school students explore the interdisciplinary nature of science as it relates to the world around them. Experiments include building their own solar cell, cleaning up an oil spill and designing a wind turbine.

Camp Code (high school students) July 8-10, 9 am to noon

The cost of the program is $75 and includes a T-shirt. There are two types of people in the world: those who can code, and those who can’t. Be one of the cool ones who can create really useful, entertaining, world-transforming applications with computer code by attending this three-day workshop. You’ll learn how to write computer programs that move objects around a screen, create interesting artwork using math, make robots perform simple tasks, develop attractive and functional websites, and build apps that operate on a smartphone or tablet.

Guardians of Cyberspace (high school students) July 11-12, 9 am to noon

The cost of the program is $50 and includes a T-shirt. The two-day seminar will introduce participants to the fascinating world of cybersecurity by showing the tools professionals use to stay one step ahead of the bad guys.

Lewis University Nanotechnology Experience (high school juniors and seniors) June 17- 21, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm The cost of the program is $350, which includes food, T-shirt, activities and experiments. The Lewis University nanotechnology experience is a day camp that provides a unique opportunity for high school students entering their junior/senior year to explore the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology. Experiments include the synthesis of gold nano-particles, preparation of ferrofluids, construction of dye sensitized solar cell and synthesis of quantum dots, LEDs and OLEDs, holograms.

Learning to Lead (high school students) July 25-26, 9 am – 4 pm

The cost of the program is $65 and includes lunch, snacks, T-shirt and certificate of completion. The two-day interactive program will focus on leadership, team building and positive group outcomes. It is designed for those who hold leadership positions in high school (student council, sports, clubs, honor societies, etc.) as well as those who aspire to be leaders in the future. Faculty are trained experts in the areas of positive leadership, team building, effective communication and ethical decision making.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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