The second annual Summer Design Camp for High School Students will take place June 17 – July 19, 2024 at The Design Pod on Duke University’s West Campus.
The Outreach Design Education (ODE) Program Summer Design Camp focuses on engineering design-centric educational opportunities for high school students and their teachers. The Summer Design Camp is a non-residential summer program for students from Durham and the RTP area. Students will come to Duke’s campus each day and head home at the end of the day’s activities.
On Monday through Thursday each week, students will participate in an immersive biomedical engineering design experience. Through a series of design workshops, labs, and innovation sessions, participants will learn about engineering design and how this process allows them to apply conceptual knowledge to real-world problems. Participants will apply the process to uncover biomedical needs and to create prototype biomedical devices. Students will be invited to present on their projects to an audience of family members and local experts at the end of the camp.
Previous student projects have included a water filtration system for low resource settings, a thermal monitor for early diaper rash detection, and a needle sterilization system to prevent secondary puncture infections.
We enthusiastically encourage local high schools students to join us this summer! Rising 10th-12th graders throughout North Carolina are invited to apply, but priority will be given to students in Durham Public Schools.
THIS PROGRAM IS FREE FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS AND MEALS WILL BE PROVIDED.
THE 2024 SUMMER DESIGN CAMP APPLICATION WILL OPEN IN DECEMBER. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 29.