Uncover the physics of the world around you by designing, building, and testing a variety of ambitious projects.
Take on the role of a partner in an engineering design firm and harness the principles of gravity, centripetal and centrifugal forces, and conservation of energy to bolster the strength of your designs. You may build a scaled skyscraper that will withstand simulated hurricane-force winds, or construct a model for a looping theme park roller coaster that will keep riders safe while delivering the thrill they crave. Experience how engineers and physicists transform seemingly impossible challenges into life-changing realities.
Engineering Design Process
Harness the design process to approach problem-solving in a whole new way. Design, test, analyze, and repeat to hone your solution and find the best way to fix the problem at hand.
Roller Coaster Construction
Apply centripetal and centrifugal forces to create a roller coaster, complete with loops, drops, and turns. Test your ride with marbles to see how they fly around the track.
Work with your fellow engineers to tackle each new challenge. Build on your teammates’ creativity to discover novel solutions and ideas.
Save the Town!
A town is about to be flooded by a bordering river and needs help to protect its residents. Design a project to save this town: You might use circuitry to create a water wheel, generating electricity and redirecting the river flow, or you might use Newton’s Laws to build a strong retaining wall to keep the water at bay. The choice is yours, and time is of the essence.
Courses are just one part of your day at EXPLO. Workshops, activities, trips into town with your friends… We pack a ton into a single day — imagine what you can do in three weeks.
Choose from 30+ trip options each weekend. Culture. Entertainment. Adventure.
Live, learn, and become lifelong friends with students from six continents.
Independence takes practice, and there are bumps along the way. (Don’t worry, mom. We’ve got this.)