Session 4 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 3 A/B Glider Workshop 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. Alexa Marquez 2,4
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
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 1,4
GENE 2 A/B Solar Engineering Learn about renewable energy by diving into the basics of solar power (from cells to entire systems). In this course, you will learn about how solar power works as well as getting to interact with actual solar panels. MacCarley 4
IE 1 Kite Production Methods TBD 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 7A/B Engine Dissection and Reassembly The purpose of this lab is to learn about the components of a four-stroke gasoline engine, and how they work together to form a functioning machine. The lab is comprised of two stages, disassembly, and identification of parts, and reassembly with an eye toward how the function of one part affects the function of another. The primary areas of interest are the cylinder, connecting rods and crankshaft, as well as the valves with associated cams, lifters, and camshaft. Students will also learn the overall operation of an engine, following the progression of the four strokes (intake, compression, combustion, exhaust). Once completed, students should consider why certain design decisions were made (the shape of the cams, etc) to further explore the concept of the design process. Elghandour 4
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