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UW Youth & Teen Programs

Engineering Challenges 

Immerse yourself in hands-on engineering design and problem-solving activities. Design cool things like mousetrap cars, air launched dragsters, solar powered cars and a variety of other engineering challenges that’ll test your creativity and STEM thinking. You'll use a variety of materials and tools as you design and assemble your constructions. Along the way, we’ll discuss the forces and scientific principles behind these creations and meet with scientists, engineers and designers on campus to make career connections to their projects. Come join us for this fun and engaging course!  

What You'll Learn

  • How to apply engineering design process principles
  • Industry-related design and technical vocabulary
  • Tips for working collaboratively in peer groups and with partners
  • How to navigate UW campus labs and other facilities

Who Should Register

This course is for incoming sixth to eighth graders.


Steve Howard and Will Nelson

More Information

This in-person course is taught on the UW Seattle campus.

Students who want a full-day experience can register for two courses — one in the morning and one in the afternoon — which will include a supervised lunch break between courses. Students should bring a lunch. 

See the Policies page for details about registration, refunds, waitlists and more. 


Jul 15–Jul 26, 2024

1 p.m.–4 p.m.
UW Seattle
Refund Deadline
Jun 3, 2024