NC State Engineering

Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation announces Engineering Camp

March 10, 2016


ECAHF, with support from Fleet Readiness Center East and NCSU Engineering Summer Programs is pleased to announce the 2016 Eastern North Carolina Summer Elementary School Engineering Camp.

Engineering Rockets and Rovers
Havelock Tourist & Event Center
July 18-22, 2016
Rising 4th, 5th and 6th Graders

This will be an exciting, aviation-themed weeklong summer day camp this July for elementary school students (rising fourth, fifth and sixth-graders) at the Havelock Tourist & Event Center.

The camp will provide students a fun and positive glimpse into various fields of engineering by using hands-on, creative investigations and real-world building activities. Throughout the week, students will be divided into design teams led by local elementary school teachers. In their teams, students will be given the challenge to individually design and build various devices related to aviation and engineering. Students will learn engineering fundamentals by exploring various experiments related to aviation.

On the final day of camp, students will demonstrate their work in a public forum that incorporates many of the concepts from the camp’s weekly activities. Families and the community are invited to attend this final competition on Friday afternoon.

The camp is from 8:30am – 12:00noon Monday through Friday and a snack is provided. No lunch is provided.

Cost for the camp is $125 per student. Scholarships may be available for students with demonstrated financial need.

If you are interested in sponsoring a camper, please contact Amanda Ohlensehlen at .
The application process will be open in February and close on April 15th. To apply, go to and follow the link to “Summer Camp”. Or email us for the application packet at

For more information, contact Amanda Ohlensehlen or Greta Meadows at (252) 444-4348.



Engineering a future: Students learn from FRC East workers

December 18, 2015

student Laura Nelson, N.C. State professor Bill Fortney, and FRC East engineers Todd Price and Mark Meno watch as an Automated Guided Vehicle performs functions during a demonstration in a systems engineering class at the Craven Community College campus in Havelock. Allies for Cherry Point's Tomorrow.

by Drew C. Wilson, Havelock News

For the last five years, engineers from Fleet Readiness Center East at Cherry Point have been helping N.C. State systems engineering students at the Havelock campus of Craven Community College.

Not only are they helping the students, they are helping add to the workforce at FRC East, providing high-paying jobs to local students right out of college, thus adding to the area’s economy.

“This program has been great for us,” said Todd Price, systems engineering division head at FRC East. “Keeping a good steady flow of engineering talent coming in is something that can be a challenge. We do have a large engineering staff. We have attrition. We have retirements. We have people going for other opportunities, and having the source locally that has the capability of pushing out local types of students with high quality engineering degrees is something that is very valuable to us.”

Two or three engineers from FRC East have lent their assistance to the program that trains young engineers with the skills that are needed at the aircraft repair and maintenance facility at Cherry Point.