CEDARVILLE — The Cedarville University engineering department joined with the International Community School (ICS) in Bangkok, Thailand to conduct an engineering camp. The camp was attended by 24 international students from July 22 through July 25.
ICS is an American college preparatory school with curriculum taught from a biblical perspective to the international community of Bangkok. ICS offers Christian education for the international English-speaking community and now educates approximately 850 students from over 20 nations
The camp was divided into four days of study including, electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science. Each day consisted of lectures and lab exercises where the students got to perform experiments related to the day’s field of study
Dr. Sam SanGregory, professor of electrical engineering and Dr. Tim Norman, professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering from Cedarville University, did the lesson planning and instruction for the camp. The two came alongside Cedarville alumnus, Scott Hayden, director of curriculum and instruction and Stephen Ladas, principal of ICS to give students an opportunity to explore engineering and computer science programs.
“Although we went into this camp with some concerns about how a U.S. style of education program would be received in another culture, we were pleased with how well the whole camp went,” said SanGregory. “We wanted to show these students that Cedarville has high quality engineering and computer science programs to motivate them to consider Cedarville when it comes time for them to choose a college.”
There are plans to repeat this camp in the summer of 2016.