The following camp directory lists some of the summer camps for K-12 students in engineering throughout the United States and Canada that are and were previously offered. The directory lists camps that have been hosted by Universities and research centers in the past. Please note that all camps may not be offered every year and that new camps and programs are currently being added. Old or unsuccessful programs are always being eliminated or modified. A substantial number of programs specifically target minorities, women, and other groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. The programs offered change frequently, and this database is not comprehensive. This is only meant to be a guide to aid your search for engineering education preparation tools. Many of the programs offer scholarships and may have application deadlines as early as January. If you are interested in a program, please email, call or write the organization listed for an application and the most current information available.
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Women in Engineering Camp
Senior Engineering Camp
The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering wants to expose rising 9th through 12th graders to the world of engineering through our residential summer camps. The camps will be conducted by faculty, staff, and students from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering who will ensure that students receive a broad overview of the engineering profession. Camp activities include workshops, tours, and lectures guided by engineers and engineering students who will answer questions about what courses students need to take to prepare them for success in college and a fulfilling career in engineering. Students will participate in a number of hands-on activities, tours of laboratory facilities, and design competitions. Throughout the week, participants will discover that engineering is an exciting and rewarding field. 30 students will participate in each camp, and scholarships are available.
Contact: Jessica Taylor, Engineering Recruiter, Auburn University College of Engineering Auburn, AL 36849
TECHNOLOGY SUMMER INSTITUTE
Jacksonville State University
The goal of the TECHNOLOGY SUMMER INSTITUTE (TSI) is to explore engineering and technology concepts and expose students to the variety of rewarding careers available in these areas. In-depth, hands-on training will be given in the areas of Computer Aided Design and Drafting, Computer Aided Manufacturing (using a Laser cutter), Rapid Prototype production, C-based computer programming, design of mobile robots and use of sensors (usingMindstorm Lego kits). The student will receive a $250.00 expense stipend on completion of the program along with a certificate of completion. All lab equipment will be furnished at no cost. The noon meal will be provided at the JSU dining hall. Students provide their own transportation to and from home each day and to all field trips. All high school seniors and juniors within a 70 mile radius of JSU will be eligible to apply. The student must have an overall grade point average of B or better, have completed Algebra II, have an interest in engineering or technology, and submit an application with a letter of recommendation from your school counselor which confirms the grade point average and Algebra II completion.
Contact: Phillip Dean
Web site: http://www.jsu.edu/dept/edprof/tech/
Student Introduction To Engineering (SITE)
The University of Alabama
The University of Alabama College of Engineering will host three week-long residential programs for rising high school juniors and seniors who have an interest in science, mathematics and engineering. SITE students live in residence halls; tour a plant to see engineers at work; engage in teaming and communication exercises; attend mini-courses in mathematics, engineering, computer science, and English; participate in several panel discussions involving professional engineers, UA engineering students, and other University staff; and participate in a design competition. Approximately 40 students will be selected to participate in each session.
Contact: Greg Singleton, Director of Engineering Student Services, The University of Alabama, College of Engineering, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0200. Phone: (205)348-1447
Web site: http://site.eng.ua.edu
Pre-College Program In Engineering
For nearly 30 years, Tuskegee University has administered a comprehensive pre-college program designed to recruit, prepare and graduate minorities in engineering. High school rising and graduating seniors spend from one to eight weeks on campus, depending on the program in which they are enrolled, taking classes, engaging in research, attending seminars, performing experiments and attending carefully designed field trips. These activities are designed to motivate and prepare students for study and careers in engineering. Students will also have access to campus resources including computers, libraries, athletic facilities and health services.
Contact: Ms. Toya Dean, Assistant to the Dean for Student Development and Special Programs, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama 36088 Phone: (334)727-8946 or (334)727-8355
Web site: Pre-College Program In Engineering