Session 3 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 1 A/B Rockets Let's get fired up about Aerospace Engineering. Learn how engineers design, build and fly airplanes, rockets, and spaceships. Build your own model rocket, predict the altitude it will reach and then launch it yourself to verify your prediction. Keller/deTurris 2,3,4
AERO 4 A/B Whirly Gig Activity Students will be introduced to thermodynamic and fluid mechanics prinicples that are considered when designing air and space vessels. Then, students will apply these principles to designing a whirly gig system. Alexa Marquez 3
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
CE 1A/B Fresh Water Percentage on Earth Freshwater is an important natural resource, especially in California which is still suffering for fresh water shortage. In this workshop, students will measure water salinity and draw a chart that distributes the different percentages of water on earth. Additionally, students will discuss the desalination of salt water to increase freshwater stores. Elbarbary 3
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 2 The Archimedes Screw Students will be introduced to the engineering design process where
students will work together to try to build the most efficient
Archimedes Screw.
Ricardo Chavez 2,3
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 1 Metal Processes Welding and Casting Learn how metal is manufactured and formed. This lab will provide a hands-on experience for welding and a section on metal casting and additive manufacturing Koch/Carter 4
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 nanoscale, the types of nanostructures and their unique properties, synthesis of engineered nanomaterials, and the tools for seeing and characterizing materials at the nanoscale. Szlemp 1,2,3,4
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
ME 4 A/B Cranes Design Construction cranes are a key feature of construction sites (as well as some skylines), but have you ever thought about how strong they need to be to lift cargo or materials? In this workshop, students will examine how cranes balance and use the information to build a crane of their own. Elbarbary 2,3
ME 5A/B Glider Workshop and Composite Material Testing Design, build and test your very own glider! In this lab, students are introduced to aerospace fundamentals of stability, control, structures, and aerodynamics in glider manufacturing and design. Students will plan and build their own gliders using composites and various materials. Elghandour 3
SE 2 Build Your Own App Ever wondered how the applications on your phone work? Or maybe how you can make one yourself? In this lab, you will create an Android app. You will specify requirements for your app, design the user interface, add functionality, and deploy it to an android phone. The best part? No experience required. Janzen 2,3,4