Kentucky 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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iD Tech Camps: Code, Game, Create!
Develop real-world tech skills and experience firsthand how interests can turn into a college degree and future career. Led by hip, tech-savvy instructors, ages 7-17 code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce films, and more. Curriculum is delivered in small clusters of just 8 students per instructor for personalized learning. Optional Accredited Continuing Education Units issued by Villanova are available.
These weeklong, day and overnight STEM summer programs are held at 100+ campuses nationwide including Stanford, Princeton, Yale, and others.
iD Tech also offers iD Programming Academy (for teens), iD Game Design & Development Academy (for teens), Alexa Café (all-girls STEM program), and iD Tech Mini (half/full day for ages 6-9).
Questions? We’d be happy to help! Call: 1-888-709-8324
Email: [email protected]
Web site:  www.iDTech.com

 

Murray State University
CyberCave Academy

CyberCave Academies are five-day residential camps from June to July where you will learn about telecommunications technology through hands-on, interactive activities including building a data network, installing and configuring workstations, servers, routers and switches and wireless technology. Don’t worry if you don’t know what these things are, that’s what CyberCave Academy is for! No experience required.
Contact: Annie Vandiver, Murray State University - Murray, KY 42071 (270-809-3987)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.murraystate.edu/tsm/cybercave


University of Louisville JB Speed School of Engineering
LEGO® EV-3 Robotics
for High School Students
Students will learn to build and program Lego's intelligent EV3 brick using interactive servo motors, remote control, infrared and color sensors. Intuitive software with i-con based drag and drop programming interface will bring the EV3 to life.
Contact: Heidi Neal, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (502) 852-0364
Email: [email protected]
Web site: www.louisville.edu/speed/outreach


University of Louisville JB Speed School of Engineering
Brown-Forman INSPIRE

INSPIRE is an acronym for Increasing Student Preparedness and Interest in the Requisites for Engineering. It is a summer enrichment program designed to provide an introduction to engineering to students historically under-represented in the engineering field. The program is sponsored by Brown-Forman. Those targeted for the program include African American, Hispanic, Native American and female students who attend Louisville-area public or private high schools, but the program is open to all. This is a 2-week long day camp, 9am-4pm, that runs once a summer dedicated for high school students who are looking to explore Engineering as a career field. Along with introducing the high school students to various aspects of technology and fields of engineering, INSPIRE assists the students in identifying career interests and personality profiles. Over the years, the program has included field trips to area industries such as General Electric Appliance Park, LG&E, MSD and Brown-Forman. Their second week will be spent as a Lego Robotics camp. Students must be live in the Kentucky/ Indiana area, be a high achieving students and apply for the program; the application must include a letter of recommendation from your high school counselor.
Contact: Heidi Neal, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (502) 852-0364
Email: [email protected]
Web site: www.louisville.edu/speed/outreach


University of Louisville JB Speed School of Engineering
Build A Computer

Ever wanted to build a computer from scratch? How about gaining hands on experience to see how a computer is put together? Join us for a week-long day camp to experience the process of building your own computer. Working in groups you'll learn the method behind computer building. Monday to begin with pieces and by Friday you will built a computer. Campers can't take the computers home but will have memories for a life time. Students receive a t-shirt and lunch daily.
Contact: Gary Rivoli, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (502) 852-7129
Email: [email protected]
Web site: www.louisville.edu/speed/outreach


University of Louisville JB Speed School of Engineering
LEGO® Mindstorms Aquabotics

Designed for those who have participated (although not required) in land-based robotics projects, the complexities of the underwater environment present unique demands. They will design and construct an aquabot, design a controller, and create a program to attempt various challenges.
Contact: Gary Rivoli, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (502) 852-7129
Email: [email protected]
Web site: www.louisville.edu/speed/outreach


University of Louisville JB Speed School of Engineering
LEGO® EV-3 Robotics

Students will learn to build and program Lego's intelligent EV3 brick using interactive servo motors, remote control, infrared and color sensors. Intuitive software with i-con based drag and drop programming interface will bring the EV3 to life.
Contact: Gary Rivoli, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (502) 852-7129
Email: [email protected]
Web site: www.louisville.edu/speed/outreach


University of Louisville JB Speed School of Engineering
LEGO® Mindstorms Day Camp

Students will learn about power and motor control and integrate math skills in order to program robots to travel distances and navigate angles. A friendly competition is the highlight of the this week-long camp.
Contact: Gary Rivoli, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (502) 852-7129
Email: [email protected]
Web site: www.louisville.edu/speed/outreach


University of Louisville JB Speed School of Engineering
3-D Printing Day for Beginners

Students will learn how to create 3-D programs and imaging. Learn how to operate and program a 3-D printer and produce 3-D parts.
Contact: Gary Rivoli, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (502) 852-7129
Email: [email protected]
Web site: www.louisville.edu/speed/outreach


University of Louisville Micro/Nano Technology Center
Making Solar Cells using Microfabrication Day Camp

The Micro/Nano Technology Center is hosting a summer camp for high school students 14 and over to fabricate a solar cell in the University of Louisville's premier $30 million cleanroom. Students will fabricate a solar cell using a 4" silicon wafer and learn the same microfabrication techniques used in silicon valley to make computer chips. Additionally, students will learn the physics behind how a solar cell functions and take home their solar cell wafer at the end of the camp, along with wafer tweezers, cleanroom notebook, embroidered shirt and a certificate of accomplishment.
Contact: Julia Tebersold, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (502) 852-1572
Email: [email protected]
Web site: www.louisville.edu/micronano


University of Louisville Micro/Nano Technology Center
Making Solar Cells using Microfabrication Residential Camp

The Micro/Nano Technology Center is hosting a summer camp for high school students 14 and over to fabricate a solar cell in the University of Louisville's premier $30 million cleanroom. Students will fabricate a solar cell using a 4" silicon wafer and learn the same microfabrication techniques used in silicon valley to make computer chips. Additionally, students will learn the physics behind how a solar cell functions and take home their solar cell wafer at the end of the camp, along with wafer tweezers, cleanroom notebook, embroidered shirt and a certificate of accomplishment. Students will also be housed on campus and experience fun evening activities.
Contact: Julia Tebersold, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (502) 852-1572
Email: [email protected]
Web site: www.louisville.edu/micronano


University of Louisville Conn Center Renewable Energy Research
Conn Center Renewable Energy Research Day Camp

Each day, students will learn the driving principles behind cutting edge renewable energy research from the Conn Center’s research staff, then work in labs on real hands on projects using state-of-the-art analytical tools and research methods. Excellent primer for those interested in science fair projects in renewable energy. Lunch is provided daily. Students receive a lab coat and other Conn Center goodies!
Contact: Andrew Marsh, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (502) 852-8597
Email: [email protected]
Web site: www.conncenter.org/