Use engineering as a force for good! In this camp, students will explore the real needs of individuals, brainstorm solutions, and design tools to assist individuals’ needs. Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of others through engineering?

Who: Created with 9th-12th graders in mind, activities could be adapted for 6-8th grade.

Anticipated Supply Cost: It is FREE to use these online curriculum. Materials to implement the curriculum are the responsibility of the user. You can expect to spend approximately $35-$45 per camper in materials. The cost will vary based on materials used, vendor, etc. These activities use many materials that you may already have on hand (paper, scissors, yarn, etc.), which will also reduce the overall cost of the camp.

Activities Include:

  • Special Olympics and Compassion Meditation

  • Shoe Design Challenge

  • Interview a Client

  • Chair Design Competition

  • Clear Communication

  • Container Project

  • Meet Duncan

  • Meet the Amazing Emeka

Facilitator Materials

Supply List

Supply List

List of suggested supplies. You may supplement or substitute for certain activities.

Ordering Info - Difference Makers

Ordering Info

Spreadsheet with links to purchase and approximate costs. TRSA is not affiliated with these vendors. You may order from any vendor you choose, or use items that you already have. Item price and availability subject to change and is beyond our control.

Daily Activities

Daily Activities

Printable activities for facilitator's reference, or for students without internet access. We recommend using the camp website (link above) which includes videos and additional information.

Difference Makers Welcome Letter to Families

Welcome Letter to Families

Make a copy and add your school's information.

Standards Addressed

Standards Addressed

Standards met by this camp's activities.

Duncan's Case for Difference Makers (2).pdf

Meet Duncan

Learn about your first client, Duncan.

Emeka - Difference Makers (1).pdf

Meet Emeka

Learn about your second client, Emeka.

Funding for the original camp from which this Experience was created was provided by:

Need help making your STEM Experience a reality? Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance is here to help with:

  • The STEM Shoppe, which offers FREE resources for educators to borrow, keep or repurpose (as supplies allow)

  • Educator Grants to purchase the supplies you need

  • Free consolation sessions to get your STEM Experience off the ground