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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Pre-Freshman Engineering Program
Includes courses in biology, chemistry, math, computer science, and English.
Contact: Dr. Ruby L. Broadway, Dillard University, New Orleans, LA 70122 (504-286-4725)
Grambling State University
Pre-Freshman Academy The Pre-Freshman Academy is a two week enrichment program designed to increase the mathematics literacy and proficiency of the participating Pre-Freshman student. A further aim is to increase student academic success in the pursuit of a Bachelor of Science Degree in a Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) area. Participating students will engage in the manipulation of mathematical concepts and methods for solving problems that are encountered in STEM areas. Students will interpret algebraic concepts and use these concepts to analyze data obtained in a science laboratory setting. Additionally, study skills that are vital to success in STEM areas will be highlighted. The program is limited to 50 applicants. Participants must plan to enroll as a student at GSU during Fall 2008 semester and major in a science or mathematics area.
Contact: Ms. RaShon S. Carruthers, Project Director, Center for Mathematical Achievement in Science and Technology (CMAST) (318-274-2340)
Web site: http://www.gram.edu
Louisiana State University
Exploration Camp Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers (XCITE)
Exploration Camp Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers (XCITE) will be held July 9-15, 2017. XCITE is a one-week, residential program for girls entering the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. The program offers fun-filled activities that allow young women to get hands-on and minds-on experience of engineering as it relates to the world and their community. Additionally, each program participant will have the opportunity to interact with current female LSU engineering students as well as women who have made successful careers in engineering. Application deadline is May 7, 2017.
Contact: Sarah Jones, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Web Site: http://www.lsu.edu/eng/future/summer-camps/xcite.php
Louisiana State University
Recruiting into Engineering High Ability Multicultural Students (REHAMS)
Recruiting into Engineering High Ability Multicultural Students (REHAMS) will be held June 18-24, 2017. REHAMS is a one-week, residential program for students entering the 10th, 11th and 12th grades. Students will gain first-hand experiences as they relate to the various engineering disciplines. Program participants will have the opportunity to experience college life and interact with current LSU engineering students, LSU faculty as well as industry professionals who have made successful careers in engineering. Application deadline for REHAMS is May 7, 2017.
Contact: Jada Lewis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Web Site: http://www.lsu.edu/eng/future/summer-camps/rehams.php
National Society of Black Engineers
Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK)
JOIN THE FUN IN LEARNING! The SEEK Program is designed to be a fun and engaging educational experience, led by NSBE engineering students and technical professionals dedicated to pursuing professional excellence and giving back to the community. The SEEK Program utilizes a hands-on design curricula supplied by various educational companies and cooperate sponsors. This FREE three-week program is open to students who are current 3rd through 5th grade or current 6th through 8th graders (6th-8th offered in selected locations). The program is held at a local elementary schools or middle schools, and includes 100 students in each grade level, for a total of 300 students served per program.
Web site: http://www.nsbe.org/seek.aspx
Southern University and A&M College-Baton Rouge
Challenge 2000 at the Timbuktu Academy
Pre-college academic and research program. The overall goal of the program is to increase the pool of qualified, well trained, minority and non-minority scientists and engineers. Challenge entails intensive academic enrichment in English, physics, chemistry, mathematics (geometry and trigonometry), and computer science along with a rig orous preparation for the ACT/SAT and exposure to research.
Contact: Dr. Diola Bagayoko, Southern University and A & M College - Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA 70813 (225-771-2730)
Web site: http://www.phys.subr.edu/timbuktu.htm
University of New Orleans
Louisiana Engineering Advancement Program's Summer Scholars Program
The program is a competitive and intensive four-week honors program for students who are entering the ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades. Students must currently be in the eighth, ninth, or tenth grade and have a minimum 2.30 grade point average. The program is designed to improve the analytical reasoning and vocabulary skills of the students who are considering careers in engineering, mathematics and the sciences. This program is a vital piece of the overall plan to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in the state of Louisiana. In addition, the LEAP/UNITE Summer Scholars Program will incorporate field trips to further enhance the students' experience and introduction to the field of technology.
Contact: Lucien Wainie: (504) 280-6576
Web site: http://coe.uno.edu/leap/
Xavier University of Louisiana
The program is a competitive and intensive four-week honors program for students who are entering the ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades in the fall. Students must currently be in the eighth, ninth, or tenth grade and have a minimum 2.30 grade point average. The program is designed to improve the analytical reasoning and vocabulary skills of the students who are considering careers in engineering, mathematics and the sciences. This program is a vital piece of the overall plan to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in the state of Louisiana. In addition, the LEAP/UNITE Summer Scholars Program will incorporate field trips to further enhance the students' experience and introduction to the field of technology.
Contact: Bryan Bilyeu: (504) 520-5414 or firstname.lastname@example.org