Engineering & Design Overview

Engineering & Design Week


For one week each summer, we offer an intense, student-driven STEM program for those interested in science and engineering.

  • Develop rapid-prototyping and bench assembly skills.
  • Explore solid modeling in Solidworks and 3D printing.
  • Build skills programming Arduino processors and in their application.

This workshop is open to students of all levels of experience. It begins with the construction of a motorized rover, in which students learn fundamental assembly skills, and extends to methods of solid modeling, the social aspects of design, and various types of 3D printing. The week's main project encourages students to develop their own ideas in the areas of product design, electronic art, or scientific research. The goals of the workshop are to see projects to completion as well as to become conversant in the physics underlying the technologies.

The school has an extensive range of telescopes, and a trip to the campus observatory will be arranged on a clear night, weather permitting. There will be a visit to the American Precision Museum and discussion with their staff about the APM's extensive collection of machines.


Workshop Details

Grade Level:

7th - 11th grade

Skill Level

Beginner - Advanced


Boarding Students: $1550

Day Students: $775


July 16th - 21st


The Putney School Summer Programs
Elm Lea Farm, 418 Houghton Brook Road,
Putney, Vermont 05346 USA
802-387-6297 (main), (802) 387-6216 (fax)