UW-Green Bay’s new summer camp for Innovations and Inventors

Students entering grades 9 through 12 in fall can enroll now for the Innovations and Inventor’s Camp, June 27-30, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

This new summer camp is for students with career interests in engineering, technology, industrial design, visual design, architecture, math and science. This camp will develop team skills and creativity, and will offer real-life experiences in the process of innovation. Students will identify a problem that needs to be solved, that may include designing and/or developing a new product or service, creating a model or prototype, discussing a marketing plan and the basics of entrepreneurship.

Camp instructors include Paul Lemens, director of UW-Green Bay’s Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Jeremie Meyer, Technology and Engineering instructor for the Green Bay Area Public Schools.

The uniqueness of this camp is the interdisciplinary approach of pulling together students with aptitudes in math and science and visual arts.

In the development of a product, it is the visual or industrial designer who initially develops the visual concept. After that, math and science skills are needed for functionality. This camp brings these disciplines together to create a solution or product.

Students can attend the camp as commuters or as residents living in UW-Green Bay student housing.

The camp fee is $195 for commuters. Resident students will pay $375, which includes instruction, room and board, counselor supervision, and transportation to evening activities. Class hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Camp information and registration are available online at www.uwgbsummercamps.com. Information also is available by telephone at (920) 465-2267 or (800) 621-2313.

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R. Terry Anderson

I teach English Composition and handle media and marketing for the Institute for Learning Partnership.

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