Grandparents University® Majors
Choose a major that best fits your interests. You will remain in the same major for the entire two-day program. Adults must accompany children to majors. Learning experiences, age recommendations and physical activity levels vary by major – please note instructors' requests. View a 2018 sample Grandparents University® Itinerary (PDF). Below you will find the course titles and majors for 2018.
Clowning Around 101
Get a Clue! - An Introduction to Mystery Writing
Portrait Drawing 101 - Draw Your Grandparent/Grandchild
Terrific Trees of the WSU Campus - Exploring Our Living Classroom
Mysterious Microbiology - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Lego Mindstorms - Introduction to Robotics
Taught by Eric Paulsen - This class will offer you the opportunity to embark on an adventurous challenge with Lego NXT technology in order to design, assemble and program robots. No prior experience with computer programming or robots needed. You will program your robots to perform tasks, compete in races, run an obstacle course, and complete other challenges created by you!
Physics in Everyday Life
Physics is in your life and you might not even know it. This class will cover four topics of physics that you use every day. In a combination of interactive lecture demonstrations and hand-on activities, we will cover the topics of motion, waves, electricity and light. Some demonstrations will amaze you, but all are designed to make you think about the world you live in. This class will be team taught by Professor Gary Shields and Professor Emeritus Richard Shields. This father and son team has many years of experience teaching physics to both children and adults.