Delaware 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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Delaware Technical Community College, Georgetown
“Top” Engineer
Introduce your “engineer” to the world of product design, engineering and manufacturing by providing a practical learning experience with the latest computer-aided design tools and manufacturing equipment including CNC and 3-D printing. They design and build their own composite “top” with assistance from the College’s faculty and then launch them in tests at 4,000 rpm to see who earns the title of “Top Engineer.
Contact: Wendy Feller, Corporate and Community Programs, 1-302-856-5618
Email: [email protected]
Web Site: go.dtcc.edu/OwensKidsOnCampus


Delaware Technical Community College, Georgetown
Bridges: Civil Engineering 
When they are designing bridges, civil engineers integrate the physical science phenomena of balance and motion. In this camp, students explore why bridges are shaped differently. Students distinguish between beam, arch and suspension bridges and learn how bridge designs counteract and redirect forces and motion. In the culminating design challenge, students design, construct and test their own bridges.
Contact: Wendy Feller, Corporate and Community Programs, 1-302-856-5618
Email: [email protected]
Web Site: go.dtcc.edu/OwensKidsOnCampus


Delaware Technical Community College, Georgetown
Catching the Wind: Mechanical Engineering 
Think like mechanical engineers as you use your knowledge of wind to design and create machines that can be used to capture energy. Students will look critically at several common machines (mechanical pencils, egg beaters, rolling pins) and diagram how the parts of the machine interact with each other and allow the object to function. Students will then use their mechanical engineering skills to explore different materials and shapes conducive to catching the wind, first by designing sails for small boats and finally for designing windmill blades.
Contact: Wendy Feller, Corporate and Community Programs, 1-302-856-5618
Email: [email protected]
Web Site: go.dtcc.edu/OwensKidsOnCampus


Delaware Technical Community College, Georgetown
Simple Machines
This camp guides students to learn about how factories use processes, systems and machines to help make work easier and safer for workers. Special emphasis is given to the sometimes surprising settings in which we can find simple machines in our everyday world. Students will compare individual craftsmanship to factory production and explore the benefits and disadvantages of the assembly line as a production process. They will also measure the force required to complete a given task with and without simple machines, to understand the types of advantages simple machines offer. During the culminating design challenge, students will put their data to the test as they combine a series of simple machines to complete the various tasks of a model potato chip factory and make work easier.
Contact: Wendy Feller, Corporate and Community Programs, 1-302-856-5618
Email: [email protected]
Web Site: go.dtcc.edu/OwensKidsOnCampus


University of Delaware
FAME/UNITE/MERIT/UD

The FAME/UNITE/MERIT/UD summer residential program seeks to increase the participation of African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American and other youth in engineering and other science professions through a four-week residential (home on weekends) academic enrichment program. The program provides a simulated college experience while supplementing the student's high school curriculum.
Contact: Michael Vaughan: (302) 831-6315
e-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.engr.udel.edu/rise/fame/index.html