Civil Air Patrol

GLR E-Tech

Great Lakes Region Engineering Technologies Academy

Dates:  July 8th – 16th, 2017

Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Number of Open Slots: 20

Requirements: Previously attended encampment, be at least 14 by the start of the activity

Cost: $475

Let me tell you exactly what the GLR E-Tech is all about:

A fast-paced, hands-on activity that will encourage high school aged participants to get excited about the growing field of STEM. Students will be introduced to the design-build-test cycle, communications in a multidisciplinary design team, and the foundation of aerodynamics by working in teams of five to create a helium blimp, which will compete in tests of speed and agility at the end of the week.

Cadets will stay on campus for the week, living in one of the freshman dorms. Mornings will involve classes about ethics in engineering, technical writing, and the different types of engineering, while afternoons have students in the lab working on their blimps, and evenings are filled with fun activities like a game night, a trip to the historic State Theatre, and a night out on the town during the annual Ann Arbor summer festival. Each day will involve a new lab to be completed before working on the Blimp.

Now that you know what an exciting activity this is going to be, all you need to do to apply is fill out a CAP Form 31, get the appropriate signatures, and email it to jessica.deangelo@cap.usafaux.us by March 1st at 23:59 EST.

Anyone questions can be directed to the Activity Director Capt Jessica DeAngelo at (734) 674-8660 or jessica.deangelo@cap.usafaux.us

Senior Member Opportunities-

Position: Aerospace Education Officers/Training Officers (2 Positions)

Key Responsibilities: Remain with the cadets throughout the activity, supervise the cadets during meals and when in the dorm, teach classes on aerodynamics, engineering topics, and working in a multi-disciplinary team, serve as the direct point of contact for cadets during the activity

Qualifications:

  • Level 2
  • Cadet Protection Training Basic & Advanced
  • Possess, or be able to posses, a CAP driver’s license
  • Be a senior rated Aerospace Education Officer and/or an engineer by study/trade
  • Able to professionally teach several different classes during week

 

Note: This is a region cadet activity and does not earn NCSA credit.

 

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