Arkansas Camps

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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Experience Robotics
Experience Robotics offers one-week day camps in Bentonville, Arkansas for rising 3rd graders through 8th graders.  Campers in groups of 2-3 will build an autonomous robot to carry out pre-designed missions.  For the majority of each day, campers will design, build, and program a VEX IQ robot that will operate autonomously and via remote control to compete against other camp teams in competition. With Experience Robotics, campers will learn project management in a team setting while designing and constructing a robot with the VEX IQ system and basic programming of the robot using Robot C.
Contact:  Kelly Parker (479-531-0004)
Email:  [email protected]
Web Site:  www.experiencerobotics.com

 

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Exploring Engineering Program I
This week long program provides 6th and 7th grade students with the unique opportunity to explore the different types engineering through interactive and hands on opportunities. This program seeks to cultivate early STEM interest by maintaining an exciting and lively environment. Students will be exposed to multiple faucets of engineering through visiting the University’s College of Engineering labs and learning foundational skills, as well has having tons of fun! Space is limited, and this year the top 25 students will be accepted based upon their application.
Contact:  Eric Specking, Director, Office of Undergraduate Recruitment; College of Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72702 (479-575-7780)
Email:  [email protected]
Web site:  http://engineering-camps.uark.edu/


University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Exploring Engineering Program II
Similar to Exploring Engineering I, Program II seeks to further expose students to the exciting possibilities and career opportunities within the realm of Engineering. Students will engage in hands-on activities during a week-long half day program designed specifically for students entering the 8th and 9th grade. Students will get the chance to visit interactive labs and have tons of fun! Space is limited! Only the top 25 students will be accepted based upon their application.
Contact:  Eric Specking, Director, Office of Undergraduate Recruitment; College of Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72702 (479-575-7780)
Email: [email protected]
Web site:  http://engineering-camps.uark.edu/


University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Engineering Summer Academy
The Engineering Summer Academy (ESA) is a one-week residential engineering academy for students entering the 10th, 11th and 12th grade. Students will live on campus in a University of Arkansas dorm, where they will get the opportunity to further investigate a specific field of engineering. This intensive, summer academy challenges high school students to prepare for their future pursuit of an engineering career through a specific focus; Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Introduction to Computing, or Electrical Engineering. Students will work within the U of A’s cutting edge lab facilities where they will be challenged in working alongside current engineering students and faculty. Space is limited, and students will be chosen based upon their application.
Contact:  Eric Specking, Director, Office of Undergraduate Recruitment; College of Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72702 (479-575-7780)
Email:  [email protected]
Web site:  http://engineering-camps.uark.edu/


University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Girls Engineering Camp
Engineering girl camp seeks to increase engineering interest of 8th and 9th grade girls through hands on activities and exploration of the engineering field. This camp seeks to spark a STEM interest in girls in order to increase female engineering students and foster a growth in a traditionally underrepresented group among the sciences. This week long program provides students with hands on activities that will cultivate their passion for the field of engineering!
Contact:  Eric Specking, Director, Office of Undergraduate Recruitment; College of Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72702 (479-575-7780)
Email:  [email protected]
Web site:  http://engineering-camps.uark.edu/


University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Robotics Engineering I Camp
This week long camp is sure to thrill any 4th through 7th grade students interested in FIRST® LEGO® League that want to grow their abilities in MINDSTORMS® robotics as well. Students will get the unique opportunity to design, build, program and test their very own LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots. Each student will work individually in order to gain experience in all aspects of robotics engineering, as well as stimulate their creative problem solving strategies in order to achieve success.
Contact:  Eric Specking, Director, Office of Undergraduate Recruitment; College of Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72702 (479-575-7780)
Email:  [email protected]
Web site:  http://engineering-camps.uark.edu/


University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Robotics Engineering II Camp
The second robotics engineering program seeks to grow and improve the skills of students who have already cultivated passion and introductory experience working with MINDSTORMS® robotics and FIRST® LEGO® League robots. Students will spend the week designing, building, programming, and testing LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots, and is a prime opportunity for students who wish to improve their team’s robot performance! Students will work in pairs, where their team working abilities will be sharpened as the week progresses. Students may request a specific camp teammate as well.
Contact:  Eric Specking, Director, Office of Undergraduate Recruitment; College of Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72702 (479-575-7780)
Email:  [email protected]
Web site:  http://engineering-camps.uark.edu/


University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Robotics Engineering for Adult Mentors and Teachers Camp
This week long, full day program is designed specifically for adults interested in coaching FIRST® LEGO® League. Attendees will spend the week designing, building, programming and testing LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots. Camp materials will be designed to be transferable to classroom environments for easy transition to the coaching environment  No prior experience with MINDSTORMS® robotics is required!
Contact:  Eric Specking, Director, Office of Undergraduate Recruitment; College of Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72702 (479-575-7780)
Email:  [email protected]
Web site:  http://engineering-camps.uark.edu/


University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Engineering Scholars Program

The objective of the Engineering Scholars Program is to increase the number of students entering engineering programs in Arkansas through exposure to hands-on engineering projects, plant trips, and interaction with industry engineers. In addition, the one-week residential summer program includes counseling and advising sessions to assist students in preparing for college. The exposure to engineering and counseling and advising sessions will help high school students make informed choices on appropriate course work during their high school years for pursuing future careers in engineering. The program features academic and lab sessions on various engineering disciplines, including robotics. The program also features counseling and advising sessions to assist students in preparing for college.
Contact:  Vernard Henley, Director, Recruitment & Outreach; College of Engineering & Information Technology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR 72204 (501-569-8203)
Email: [email protected]
Web site:  ualr.edu/eit/outreach/


University of Arkansas at Little Rock
High School Research Program

The High School Research Program (HSRP) is a three-week residential summer program designed to provide high school students with an opportunity to perform STEM-related research alongside faculty in a college setting.  University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) faculty serve as mentors for the students and provide unique individual learning opportunities that encourage scientific inquiry and promote the importance of conducting research.  In addition, the residential program provides students with an opportunity to live on campus and acquire skill sets necessary to ensure successful matriculation.
Contact:  Vernard Henley, Director, Recruitment & Outreach; College of Engineering & Information Technology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR 72204 (501-569-8203)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: ualr.edu/eit/outreach/


University of Arkansas at Little Rock
National Summer Transportation Institute
The National Summer Transportation Institute is a fun and interactive one-week residential program for high school students that permits exploration of various transportation fields and careers (land, water, air, and safety). Classes in English, science, math, and technology provide the necessary foundation to understand the concepts that students utilize during field excursions, projects, labs and hands-on activities that are related to transportation.
Contact:  Vernard Henley, Director, Recruitment & Outreach; College of Engineering & Information Technology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR 72204 (501-569-8203)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: ualr.edu/eit/outreach/