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Friday, May 30, 2008

College of Technology welcomes kids for summer workshops

You’re never too young to start learning the basics of how the world works.

This summer, the College of Technology will open its doors to youngsters once again with the 6th annual summer workshops. The workshops are open to children ages 9 to 14, allowing them to explore a variety of topics including construction, plastics, and robotics.

All the workshops are held at the Kansas Technology Center. Registration, materials and snacks are all part of the $90 fee.

This year’s schedule includes:
“Plastic is Fantastic” – A fast-paced look at the materials, processes and design methods involved in the plastics industry. Students will receive first-hand experience in material classification and usage, standard plastic processing including injection molding, rotational molding, extrusion, composite structure and testing. Each participant will get to keep the materials they make.

Level I – July 7-11, 9 a.m.-noon
Level 2 – July 7-11, 1-4 p.m.

“Construct Your Future” - An opportunity to explore the professional aspects of the construction industry including 3D modeling, computer estimating and scheduling, along with plenty of activities related to a professional construction management career.

Level 1 – July 14-18, 9 a.m.-noon
Level 2 – July 14-18, 1-4 p.m.

“Adventures in Robotics” - Adventures in Robotics is a series of hands-on workshops for children. Topics to be covered include teamwork, programming, brainstorming, construction techniques, robotic basics, and electro-mechanics.

Adventures I (first session) – July 21-25, 9 a.m.-noon
Adventures I (second session) – July 21-25, 1-4 p.m.
Adventures II (only session) – July 28-Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-noon

For more information on curriculum, fees, or to sign up for a workshop, contact Randy Winzer at 620-235-4370, the Department of Engineering Technology at 620-235-4350, or visit

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