Session 1 Tracks/Labs

Campers will be assigned to groups (tracks) based on their track and field of engineering preference.  The track determines which labs the camper will attend during the week.

In the final registration step, admitted campers will select their top three track choices.  EPIC tries to match campers with one of their top three choices and interest in the engineering field they want to learn about.  However, due to the number of campers and requests for a particular track it may not always be possible.  Therefore, it is not guaranteed you get in your top three. 



Aerospace Engineering


General Engineering


Biomedical Engineering


Industrial Engineering


Civil Engineering


Materials Engineering


Computer Engineering


Mechanical Engineering


Computer Science Engineering


Manufacturing Engineering


Electrical Engineering


Software Engineering


Environmental Engineering


Software Engineering


Note: The color tracks are just a means of separating groups.  They have no other significance.

Code Lab Title My Description Professor Session offered
AERO 2 Airfoil Design The objective of this lab is to design and create an airfoil cross section out of styrofoam material. The airfoil's lift force will be calculated by placing the cross section in a homemade wind tunnel. Ricardo Chavez 1
BMED 1 Photoplethysmography: Wearable Pulse-oximetry Students will learn about how the body transports oxygen from the lungs to tissue and how oxygenated hemoglobin can be measured using light in modern wearable devices. They will then implement a microcontroller-based heart rate and blood oxygenation sensor. Tarra Sanders 1,2,3, 4
BMED 2 Cardiovascular System: Vessels and Disease Interested in using technology to improve lives? This course examines Cardiovascular Disease which is the number one cause of death in the United States. Students will perform different methods of measuring blood pressure and learn about the electrical and mechanical properties of the heart and cardiovascular system. Whitt 1,4
EE 1 Scribbler Robotics Create art, navigate through a maze, and coordinate dance routines with... ROBOTS! This course is an introduction to robotics using scribbler robots that can do a variety of activities including the ones listed above. Derickson 1,2,3
EE 2A/B Fun with Arduino Microcontrollers Want to know how to use microcontrollers? In this class, students will learn about programming and using the Arduino microcontroller to put together projects. Derickson 1,2,3,4
ENVE 3A/B The Green City Imagine you have a plot of 50 square miles near the sea. What would you do with the land? In this land, you will draw an environmentally friendly city and learn how to integrate clean energy resources to provide the city with power. After finishing the drawing, students will examine clean energy resources more deeply and learn how to plan an urban city with the environment in mind. Elbarbary 4
GENE 1A/B Sense and Reflecting upon of Measuring Units Many of history's engineering failures resulted due to miscalculations, often due to units not translating from one engineer to another. The main objective of this workshop is to teach students how to understand measuring units intuitively. Elbarbary 1
IE 1 Kite Production Methods Students will learn about different manufacturing methods through building and testing paper kites. Key learning objectives include assembly line system, push and pull systems, bottlenecks, and quality assurance. Jefferson & Vanessa 1, 2, 3, 4
IME 2 Helicopter Drop TBD Patton 1,2
MATE 1 Sustainable Nanotechnology Interested in the cross-over between engineering and social justice? In this lab, the students will conduct hands-on exercises to learn about the applications of nanotechnology in cleaning the environment from pollutants and providing safe drinking water to people in need, especially in developing countries. In this lab, the students will also explore the potential risks associated with the wide spectrum of applications of nanotechnology. Szlemp 1,2,3,4
MATE 1 Exploring the World of Nanotechnology Through simple hands-on lab exercises, the students will learn about the fundamental of nanotechnology. The students will explore the nano scale, the types of nano-structures and their unique properties, synthesis of engineered nanomaterials, and the tools for seeing and characterizing materials at the nano scale. Szlemp 1,2,3,4
MATE 2A/B E-Textiles: Creating & Testing Circuits Learn how to design and create e-textiles (soft circuits) by sewing with conductive thread. You'll go home with functional soft circuits that you can use to convince friends and family that iron man really can exist. Lehr 1
ME 1A/1B Eco Surfboard Design your own surfboard design and build it! Students will be introduced to prototyping with foam and epoxy and will finish off the build by learning and completing the composite vacuum nag process. Elghandour 1
ME 2 Car Crash Lab Interested in cars? In this lab, students will design and build car bumpers to minimize the impact on the passenger. Then, your design will be put to the test on our small scale crash test lab Refvem 1,2,3,4
SE 1 Scratching the Surface (Be a Game Designer Using Scratch!) Do you like playing video games? What if you could design your own video game? In this lab, you'll get an introductory taste of game development using Scratch. In this lab, you will find learn the basics of Scratch as well as how to use sensing blocks to get your game on! Janzen 1