Summer@IMSA in Aurora

Aurora Day Programs (Grades 3-8)

Registration for Aurora Day Programs will open on February 15, 2023, and 9:00 a.m. CST.

Calling all forensic investigators!---We’ve come across a crime scene mystery and need your help to crack the case! As part of this program, participants will work in teams to gather evidence as they unravel the science and mathematics behind crime scene clues like fingerprints and footprints, DNA, handwriting, and more! At the end of the week, teams will analyze their evidence, make deductions and propose their ideas and theories to solve the mystery.

DatesLocationTime (CST)Price
6/12/23 - 6/16/23IMSA-Aurora Campus8:30 AM - 3:00 PM$380 (lunch included)
7/10/23 - 7/14/23IMSA-Aurora Campus8:30 AM - 3:00 PM$380 (lunch included)
7/24/23 - 7/28/23IMSA-Aurora Campus8:30 AM - 3:00 PM$380 (lunch included)

Design, tinker, build, test, then do it again! In teams, participants will engage in several hands-on activities as they explore the engineering design process through electrical, chemical, and biomedical engineering. Students will design, build, and race boats, make their electrical board games, and experience and test the principles of force and motion through a week-long Rube Goldberg machine-building project.

DatesLocationTime (CST)Price
6/20/23 - 6/23/23IMSA-Aurora Campus8:30 AM - 3:00 PM$304 (4 days, lunch included)
6/26/23 - 6/30-23IMSA-Aurora Campus8:30 AM - 3:00 PM$380 (lunch included)
7/17/23 - 7/21/23IMSA-Aurora Campus8:30 AM - 3:00 PM$380 (lunch included)

Ever wonder how science can help you “Go for Gold'' at your next sporting event? This program examines how STEM concepts can be applied to various sports and help athletes perform their best! Questions explored include: How does a diver minimize their splash and maximize their score? How is sports equipment made to accommodate forces and keep our athletes safe? How can athletes optimize projectile motion during gameplay? The underlying STEM principles for the sports you know and love will be explored along the way. Students will engineer an archer’s bow, test cycling gears, and create and race their mechanical swimmer!

DatesLocationTime (CST)Price
6/20/23 - 6/23/23IMSA-Aurora Campus8:30 AM - 3:00 PM$304 (4 days, lunch included)
7/10/23 - 7/14/23IMSA-Aurora Campus8:30 AM - 3:00 PM$380 (lunch included)

Calling all future medical students! This program features a series of practical, hands-on explorations (including dissections, modeling, and simulations) centered on human anatomy and physiology topics addressing the circulatory, respiratory, visual, and auditory systems. Students will even do some surgical simulations and engage in challenging bioengineering projects which apply engineering principles and practices to the structure and function of the human body.

DatesLocationTime (CST)Price
6/12/23 - 6/16/23IMSA-Aurora Campus8:30 AM - 3:00 PM$380 (lunch included)
6/26/23 - 6/30/23IMSA-Aurora Campus8:30 AM - 3:00 PM$380 (lunch included)
7/24/23 - 7/28/23IMSA-Aurora Campus8:30 AM - 3:00 PM$380 (lunch included)