Faculty Advisor

Davis, Paul W.

Faculty Advisor

Szkutak, David Edward

Faculty Advisor

Szkutak, Joan B.

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia


Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation runs Science Bootcamps to motivate secondary students to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, a need critical to many industrialized nations. We completely developed two activities that will be offered in 2016 Bootcamps: constructing a phone speaker and using magnets to clean oil spills. We based these activities and a guide for future development upon interviews with experts, focus groups with educators, and surveys of participants in previous Bootcamps.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs