The Gateway Academy workshop aims to ignite an interest in STEM topics for students grades 5-8.
Incorporating PLTW's project-based, hands-on approach to STEM learning, Gateway Academy includes both individual and team activities and projects that allow students to use the latest technology for problem solving.
Summer 2017 Gateway Academy Courses: June 4-8, 2018
Registration open to all students grades 5th-8th. Limited to 24 students per workshop.
PLTW GATEWAY Academy Courses
June 4-8, 2018
8:00am - noon
$125 (includes $25 non-refundable registration fee)
Registration Closes May 31, 2018
6350 Windom Peak Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 View/Download Flyer
Medical Detectives Workshop
Students play the role of real-life medical detectives as they analyze genetic testing results to diagnose disease and study DNA evidence found at a "crime scene." They solve medical mysteries through hands-on projects and labs, investigate how to measure and interpret vital signs, and learn how the systems of the human body work together to maintain health.
Automation and Robotics Workshop
Students trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics as they learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Students use the VEX Robotics™ platform to design, build, and program real-world objects such as traffic lights, toll booths, and robotic arms.
Food will not be provided; snacks are allowed to be brought in by students.