High School Students Can Join the Fun at the Nuts , Bolts & Thingamajigs Summer Camp

Press Release
Nuts and bolts stuck to a magnet.

Long Beach City College has announced an opportunity for 20 high school students to participate in a free Summer Manufacturing Camp from July 15 – 19 at LBCC’s Pacific Coast Campus.

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT) is a non-profit foundation that offers scholarships for manufacturing students and grants for STEM educators. This year, NBT awarded a grant to LBCC to provide a summer manufacturing camp experience that will introduce young people to careers in manufacturing and engineering.

Camp attendees will learn hands-on and create projects start to finish using tools including SolidWorks/Fusion 360 for designing, a CNC Punch for metal forming, 3-D printer, Lincoln Electric Vertex Welding Simulators and CNC Plasma Cutters for welding, and a laser engraver. The end result will be an individual award designed and made entirely by the participant, utilizing what they learned throughout the week.

The camp hours are 8:00 am to 2:00 pm It is free of charge and lunch will be provided daily.

Students between the ages 14 – 18 who live in Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, and Avalon are eligible for this camp. Space is limited. You must enroll in the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Summer Manufacturing Camp at LBCC by applying at https://tinyurl.com/LBCCNutsBolts2019 by June 24.

Sample activities include:

  • Using SolidWorks, design & nesting of a toolbox
  • Export design to CNC Punch & Brake
  • Punch out toolbox patterns on CNC Punch
  • Download a CAD model to a 3D printer
  • Introduction to welding using Lincoln Electric Vertex Welding Simulators
  • Tour local manufacturing facility
  • Weld a model airplane with stand
  • Use robotic welders in a simple project
  • Use a laser engraver to add a name to an award template
For more information, contact Tim Shoemaker.

About Long Beach City College
Long Beach City College consists of two campuses with an enrollment of over 25,000 students each semester and serves the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, and Avalon. LBCC promotes equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. Visit www.LBCC.edu for more information about Long Beach City College.

Stacey Toda
LBCC Associate Director
Communications & Community Engagement
(562) 938-4004