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Defense Acquisition University Engineering Management Workshop Offered as Summer Camp

Fauquier County Public Schools and Defense Acquisition University will conduct an Engineering Management Workshop summer camp from June 3-7 at Kettle Run High School. The camp is for rising ninth through 12th graders.

Working in teams, participants will design, build and test a robotic vehicle using a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 kit. Students will be introduced to and practice various engineering management skills and competencies including project management, engineering design, software development, risk management, technical reviews, configuration management and testing. The final day will culminate with teams demonstrating the performance of their vehicles during several test events including trial runs around a complex obstacle course. The workshop will conclude with a source selection where team designs are evaluated based on performance, cost, producibility and supportability. One team will be declared the winner based on a best-value determination.

Hours of the summer camp will be 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Friday. Cost is $75.

Deadline to register is Friday, May 31. Registration forms are available at www.fcps1.org/STEMcamp.  The forms should be mailed or dropped off at the School Board Office, Attention: Kaye Day, 320 Hospital Drive, Suite 40, Warrenton, VA 20186. Checks should be made payable to Fauquier County Public Schools. For more information contact Mitzi Richmond at STEMcamp@fcps1.org.