Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Ariz., campus is now taking applications for its Summer Career Exploration Academy for teens.
Open to high school students ages 14 to 18, the Summer Career Exploration programs give students a college experience, with all of the programs taught by Embry-Riddle faculty using state-of-the art facilities. These programs allow teens to connect with other students who share common interests while exploring various education and career paths.
The cost includes housing in an Embry-Riddle student residence hall, on-campus meals, classroom instruction, educational materials, and transportation for off-campus activities and field trips.
This year the Summer Career Exploration Academy offers the following camps:
- Aerospace Engineering, June 27 to July 2: Participants will examine the science of flight, the principles of aerospace design, and how materials stress, strain, and break. Fields relating to aerospace engineering will be explored through daily classes, labs, and hands-on activities. Ages: 15-18. Requirement: Must have strong background in math and science. Cost: $1,050.
- Computer Engineering, July 18-23: This introduction to robotics and machine vision will explore the construction of the next generation of aerobic game controls in which a computer can capture human movement with no hardware devices needed. Ages: 15-18. Requirement: Must have strong background in math and science. Cost: $1,050.
- Flight Exploration Camp: Alpha Camp: June 20-25; Bravo Camp: July 4-9; Charlie Camp: July 11-16; Delta Camp: July 25-30: Participants will learn how to read weather reports and will fly under visual flight rules (VFR) with an Embry- Riddle flight instructor in a Cessna 172. Ground instruction will include the basic principles of aerodynamics, navigation systems, aircraft systems and performance, plus procedures related to the safe operation of an aircraft. Flight Exploration Camp participants will receive Four hours of hands-on flight instruction; Four hours of in-flight observation time; Four hours of aviation ground school; 30 minutes of C-172/L-6 simulator time; and Classroom instruction and lectures on the latest flight technology. Ages: 14-18. Requirement: Must be a U.S. citizen. Cost: $1,950.
- Generations: The Generations program allows a parent/child or grandparent/grandchild to fly an airplane and share an aviation adventure together as they learn about aircraft maintenance, air traffic management, flight, meteorology, and space technology. Ages: 14 and up. Call for additional details, dates, and cost.
For more information: 928-777-3786, 800-888-3728 or Prescott.ERAU.edu