Children can experience the power of Polytechnic by registering to attend any of the hands-on interactive summer programs offered on the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus in June and July.
Summer programs are available in topics ranging from unmanned aircraft systems to digital media to aviation and more, and all are designed to suit the interests of children in elementary, middle and high school. All summer programs are led by student clubs and faculty experts.
The following summer programs are being offered by Kansas State Polytechnic:
- UAS Commander will be offered June 3 and is for kids in grades sixth through eighth. They will learn about the newest area of aviation: drones. The course will let them fly unmanned aerial vehicle simulators, quadcopters and take aUAS selfie using some of the newest technologies in the field. The cost is $105.
- Aviation Fixation will be offered June 10-13 and is for third- through fifth-graders, who will learn the basics of flight and the anatomy of an aircraft, and they’ll fly in state-of-the-art flight simulators to expand their knowledge of aviation. Cost of the program is $65.
- Aviation Fixation 2.0 will be offered June 10-13 and is for sixth- through eighth-graders. This program will help them take their love and knowledge of aviation to the next level. Participants will read aviation maps and learn how the weather, pre-flight inspections and aircraft anatomy are all required to be a great aviator. These skills will be tested in a flight around the Salina area. Cost of the program is $110.
- Electronics, Engineering and Game Design will be offered June 17-19 for fifth- through seventh-graders, who will enter the world of hands-on engineering technology. They’ll experience the inner workings of industrial manufacturing, laser engraving, electronics, gaming and computer programming in Kansas State Polytechnic’s hands-on style. Cost of the program is $65.
- iVideo Mania, for fourth- through sixth-graders, will be June 18. Participants will become movie producers. They will pick a topic and use provided props, their own art and sound effects to bring their video vision to life. Participants will learn multimedia editing skills using popular software and technology. Cost of the program is $50.Digital Design, offered June 24-27, will let ninth- through 11th-graders learn art and graphic design basics to take their artistic talents to a new level. Throw in animation, motion graphics, and video capturing and editing skills, and they’ll learn what it takes to become a digital media design expert. Cost of this program is $65.
- Fly K-State Academy will be offered July 22-25 and is for ninth- through 12th-graders, who will take part in four missions designed to take their aviation skills to the next level. They’ll learn how to take off and land, perform flight maneuvers, and take a cross-country flight using the tools of a professional pilot. Cost of the program is $1,200.