Exploring Our World with Engineering Software

Grade Level: Entering 10-12 Cost: $595 (includes lunch)
Session 1: July 21–25, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 
Session 2: July 28– Aug 1, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Registration: CLOSED

Sessions 1 and 2 are FULL

Learn how you are able to use mathematics and computers to understand and explore our world through MATLAB, Mathcad and LabVIEW. 

Discover the Artistry of Technical Computing

Using these powerful software tools, you will gain experience with programming and data analysis through a variety of exercises including the physics of the Angry Birds, modeling the geometry of nature, and monitoring the heart rate and blood pressure.

You will be exposed to the artistry of technical computing by exploring concepts such as RGB color model, fractals, randomness and self-organization, cellular automata (Game of Life), networks and six degrees of separation.

No previous programming experience is required. Choose session 1 or 2.

Software Description:
MATLAB is a high-performance language for technical computing that integrates computation,
visualization and programming in an easy-to-use environment. It is a standard instructional tool for mathematics, engineering and science courses in universities.

MathCAD is a software tool that allows users to quickly solve and document engineering calculations. A MathCAD worksheet includes live calculations, natural mathematical notations, graphs and pictures, and formatted text.

LabVIEW is a graphical programming environment for measurement and automation applications. The intuitive nature of LabVIEW allows non-programmers to build applications that acquire, analyze and present data using drag-and drop graphical icons connected by wires.  

  • Email a Friend
  • Bookmark this Page
  • Share this Page

For Participant Info

Have Questions?

Contact Summer Programs:
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280 
Phone: +1-508-831-4900
Fax: +1-508-831-5694

  • Exxon

    Program Profile

    Name: ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

    This 2-week, academic, residential camp emphasizes increasing middle school aged students’ mathematics and science knowledge through activities, experiments, projects, and field experiences.

    Learn more...

  • junior-robotics-profile

    Program Profile

    Name: Junior Robotics Challenge

    Using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® platform, you’ll work as part of a team to construct your own robot that will face off against others in a friendly competition on the final day.
    Entering grad

    Learn more...

  • launch-profile

    Program Profile

    Name: Launch

    Spend your days focusing on current problems and challenges in the fields of biology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer science, interactive media and game development, or robotics.

    Learn more...

  • music

    Program Profile

    Name: Music Technology

    Combine your love of music and computers focusing on interactive music systems, learning how to use computers to enhance the recording, composition, analysis, and performance of music.

    Learn more...

  • girls-olympics-profile

    Program Profile

    Name: Leadership Academy for Young Women
    Title: The Leadership Academy helps girls develop leadership, presentation, and project management skills through fun activities like mock political campaigns and performance art.

    Learn more...

  • rowing-profile

    Program Profile

    Name: Rowing Camp
    Title: Whether you are already a competitive rower or a novice hoping to take your first strokes, you will receive first-class instruction appropriate to your individual development within a positive and enjoyable environment.

    Learn more...