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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

To enroll in this offering students must also be enrolled in the corresponding UNH offering. See UNH offerings for registration deadlines.
https://ceps.unh.edu/outreach/tech-camp/programs/techventurers

Overview

The remote UNH Tech Camp Micro-Internship offering extends your learning into the real world as you perform tasks preparing you for STEM careers. You will research a particular career field, including the various pathways into a specific career, and use your work produced at camp as an authentic product or deliverable to demonstrate your understanding of tasks associated with this career. UNH Tech Camp is offered by the UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and makes available the benefits of a research campus to the community.

 

Major Topics and Concepts

UNH TechVenturers offer several different projects including the following:

  • Forensics Project: Students will solve a high-priority case — a cold case from 30 years ago. You’ll use  techniques such as blood stain analysis, hair fiber analysis, fingerprinting and a little bit of criminal psychology to crack this case!
  • RC Cars Project: Trail to Track: In this fast-paced program, campers will be using professional grade off-road RC crawler trucks and drift cars to explore remote control engineering, design and usage. Students will build routes, bridges, balancers and more to challenge the drivers with their trucks.
  • Regenerative Medicine: The 3D Bioprinting Project: In this program, patient-specific Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or Computerized Tomography (CT) scan data will be used to create a digital model without compromising the geometric information. Then, a 3D bioprinter will be used to fabricate that model (partial or full-scale) as a demonstration of this emerging technology.
  • Regenerative Medicine: The Molecular Visualization Project: This project is aimed at enhancing the understanding of biomolecular structures via molecular visualization software tools. Through a variety of computer-based activities, students will expand their conceptual toolkit through an improved understanding of molecular geometry, bonding, structure and dynamics.
  • Regenerative Medicine: The Planaria Project: Students in this program will learn about regenerative medicine and planaria through a variety of hands-on activities in the lab. They will also design and perform an experiment that will determine the environmental factors that influence the ability of planaria to regrow missing body parts.
  • Game Design/VR Project: Using an online toolkit, students in this program will create games, escape rooms and interactive stories that others can interact with and experience. Participants will learn how to code/create/test virtual worlds and how virtual and augmented reality is being used in the world today.
  • Pharmacology Project – Medicinal Intent: In this program, students will participate in an in-depth investigation of what makes medicine work. We will explore how your body uses the medicine you take, how you take that medicine and how medicines are produced.

Credits .25

Competencies

  • Micro-Internship Training and Responsibilities
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of a career addressed in the micro-internship by explaining the required responsibilities and training for the career.
  • Micro-Internship Completion
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of a career addressed in the micro-internship by completing the micro internship and the required deliverable(s).

Pre-Requisites

None

Attend a virtual open house

We offer regular online open house webinars where VLACS staff members provide parents and students with an overview of our programs and answer questions about online learning.