Engineering Summer Camps
Our engineering camps provide students with a glimpse into their possible future as engineering students. Participants in our camps will do hands-on activities such as building and testing bridges, blasting bottle rockets, learning about new materials, participating in field trips and more.
2019 Summer Camp Schedule
Registration will open for 2019 camps in February.
|June 10-14||Beakers & Burners||$350||12-15|
|June 10-14||Makers' Camp||$350||14-17|
|June 24-28||Bits & Bytes||$350||13-17|
|June 24-28||MakeHERs Camp||$350||12-15|
|July 8-12||Engineering Everywhere||$350||12-15|
|July 8-12||Drones & Droids||$450||14-17|
|July 15-19||Building a Better World||$350||14-17|
|July 15-19||Discover Engineering||Free to eligible students||13-16|
Engineering Everywhere!: Intro to Engineering Camp
Engineering is everywhere, from the roads we drive on to the medicine we take to the computers we use. This camp introduces students to diverse fields in engineering, including chemical, civil, biomedical and computer science. Students will design, build and test a number of projects, from bridges to bottle rockets, to experience the challenges that engineers encounter everyday. A local field trip will help students discover how engineering is all around us in our community.
MakeHERS Camp: Young Women in Engineering
Using the same curriculum as our Engineering Everywhere camp, this camp is designed specifically for young women who want to learn more about engineering. In addition to engineering design challenges and field trip, this camp includes mentoring sessions with University faculty, alums and current students to show young women why engineering needs them.
Makers' Camp: Manufacturing Engineering
Do you ever look at something and wonder how you can make it better? Do you like taking thing apart and putting them back together in new - and better! - ways? In the Makers' Camp, young engineers will gain experience with the machines, materials, and methods that manufacturing engineers use to make and improve the products we use everyday..
Beakers & Burners: Chemical and Materials Engineering Camp
Can you make ocean water drinkable? Why don't nuclear reactors melt? Campers will explore those questions and many more through hands-on activities in the weird and wonderful world of chemical and materials engineering. An off-campus field trip will introduce campers to what it's really like to build a career in this expanding field.
Bits & Bytes: Computer Science Camp
Computers run our world, but how do you tell a computer what to do? This camp will introduce students to the common languages that computers speak so that building digital tools - from apps to websites - will be within their grasp. By designing and building their own real-world project, campers will learn code, understand hardware and software, and get exposed to the ins-and-outs of user-friendly design.
Drones & Droids: Autonomous Systems and Robotics Camp
Why don't driverless cars crash into each other? How can drones help us fight wildfires? Can robots learn empathy? As unmanned drones and autonomous systems grow in importance, these campers will learn how to make the upcoming robot revolution work for us, not against us.
Building A Better World: Civil & Environmental Engineering Camp
How do bridges stay standing? How do bikes trigger traffic lights? Is it safe to drink tap water after an earthquake? Civil and environmental engineers tackle these questions every day, and these campers will learn the ins and outs of how we make our infrastructure and environment safe, efficient and sustainable.
Discover Engineering: MESA First Generation Engineering Camp
This is a free, introductory camp, open only to students who will be the first person in their immediate family to attend college. Entry is competitive and the deadline to apply is May 22nd, 2019. This camp's curriculum is very similar to our Engineering Everywhere camp.