Lil’ Mavs Engineering Camp proves math and technology can be fun for kids

News 18 This Morning Lil' Mavs Engineering Camp interview

TIPPECANOE COUNTY – Is your second to fifth grader a young engineer in the making? Then help them get started on the path toward their potential future career by signing them up for the Lil’ Mavs Engineering Camp.

Adi Ben-Yehoshua is a Purdue student and club director and mentor McCutcheon’s High School’s robotics team, the organization behind the summer camp.

“I find it really fun to be a robotics mentor, because I get to teach students communication and business skills, as well as science and technology, engineering and mathematics skills. When it comes to younger kids, it’s about showing them that math is fun. Technology is fun, (plus) how it applies to the real world,” said Ben-Yehoshua when she appeared on News 18 This Morning.

Among the activities students will complete is constructing a catapult out of rubber bands, Popsicle sticks and a bottle cap, as well as a motorized “bristle box.”

The camp is a one-day event with a session on Tuesday and another on Wednesday. Both sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McCutcheon High School at 4951 Old U.S. 231 in Tippecanoe County. The cost for each child to register is $30. There are openings still available for both days, however there are only 25 spots available.

You can register here. If you have questions, you’re asked to email provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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