Civil Engineering - Rising 7th-12th

Placeholder ImageThis week-long course explores the many aspects within the field of Civil Engineering. Students will learn about topics such as construction management, structural design, wind engineering, transportation, and materials testing through various hands-on projects. Students will build models of bridges and buildings, tour the Clemson wind tunnel, and see demonstrations of the firing missile cannon showcasing the connection between everyday weather (wind) and the structures we inhabit. There, they will also see and learn about natural hazard research which is only conducted at a handful of universities in the United States. They will be introduced to the concept and applications of sustainability in order to understand how Civil Engineering affects human wellbeing and quality of life.

This course is offered in:

  • Session Two (June 7-13) for rising 7th-9th grade students
  • Session Five (July 5-11) for rising 10th-12th grade students

Course Leader: Claire Dancz, Ph.D.