Engineering day camp looking for students

Mar. 29, 2014 @ 09:23 AM

Orange County 4-H wants to work with young engineers during spring break.

Done in collaboration with the Alamance County 4-H, TechXcite day camp is for children ages 10 through 15 who are looking to discover their inner scientist through hands-on activities.
The middle-school engineering curriculum is being developed at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering and offers a rich and vibrant exploration of engineering, math, science and technology.
The curriculum is broken down into two modules. In the rainwater harvesting module students will be introduced to rainwater collection systems, water purification systems and how the roof works to protect a home.
The solar car module introduces children to the ways solar panels can be used to generate electricity via a solar car and how electricity is generated in different light by measuring the maximum voltage they create.
Space is limited to 18 participants and they are asked to bring a bag lunch. The camp will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 306 Revere Road in Hillsborough.
To register, contact the Orange County 4-H agent at or call (919) 245-2057.