Tennessee 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.
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Tennessee State University
Engineering Concepts Institute (E.C.I.)
June – July

Engineering Concepts Institute (E.C.I.) is a  four-week, residential, academic enrichment program which aims  to  simulate the college experience, and to help prepare student participants for academic success, particularly in chemistry and math, in their first year of college.  E.C.I. is for graduating high school seniors, who have been accepted to attend Tennessee State University in the fall semester, and who plan to major in an Engineering discipline – Aeronautical and Industrial Technology, Architectural, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, or Mechanical. The cost is $250.00 (non-refundable); the College of Engineering will cover the costs of housing and meals for students selected for participation.  Students will be exposed to basic scientific and engineering principals through projects, industry tours, coursework, and other experiential learning activities to increase their familiarity with engineering.  All participants must complete a summer project, and, at the conclusion of the Institute, the top three high-performing students will be eligible for scholarship support in their first year of college.
Contact: Dean's Office - College of Engineering, Tennessee State University (615) 963-5401
Web site: http://www.tnstate.edu/engineering/precollege.aspx


Tennessee State University
National Summer Transportation Institute – N.S.T.I.
June - July

National Summer Transportation Institute (N.S.T.I.) is a four-week, residential, academic enrichment program for rising 10th – 12th grade students who have successfully completed Algebra I. The objectives of N.S.T.I. are to improve STEM skills, provide awareness to high school students about transportation careers, and to encourage them to consider transportation-related courses of study in their higher education pursuits.  Students selected for this program will participate in enrichment and preparatory coursework in computing, mathematics and physics to introduce them to the discipline of engineering from a transportation perspective. Each week will cover a different aspect of transportation (AIR, LAND, AND SEA).  There is no cost for participants; this program is administered by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and funded by the Federal Highway Administration.
Contact: Dean's Office - College of Engineering, Tennessee State University (615) 963-5401
Web site: http://www.tnstate.edu/engineering/precollege.aspx
 
 
Tennessee State University
Pre-Engineering Program to Stimulate Interest in Engineering - P.E.P.S.I.E.
July

Pre-Engineering Program to Stimulate Interest in Engineering (P.E.P.S.I.E.) is a one-week commuter program for rising 9th – 11th grade students.  The objective of P.E.P.S.I.E. is to pique the interest of high school students in pursuing a college degree in an engineering discipline. This will be done by engaging students in hands-on-projects including product design, manufacturing, robotics and aeronautics. All students will participate in enrichment activities to enhance and promote learning skills, knowledge in mathematics and physics, and conclude with a final project. The cost is $30.00 (nonrefundable).
Contact: Dean's Office - College of Engineering, Tennessee State University (615) 963-5401
Web site: http://www.tnstate.edu/engineering/precollege.aspx


Tennessee Technological University
Engineering a Future – Summer Edition

A 4-day residential camp for girls entering the 8th  & 9th  grades in the Fall,.  This is a neat opportunity for up to 30 young women interested in becoming problem solvers and creative thinkers to spend time experiencing the ever-changing and exciting field of engineering. TTU engineering professors as well as professional engineers will lead hands-on activities in a relaxed atmosphere. College students will serve as chaperones. Team building activities, crafts, sports fill up the rest of the day. The $50 program fee (subsidized  by the Tennessee Space Grant Consortium) covers all meals, housing, and project materials.  Application material will be emailed to previous Engineering a Future participants by the end of April.
Contact: Corinne Darvennes (931-372-9216)
Email: cdarvennes@tntech.edu
Web site: https://www.tntech.edu/engineering/academic-programs/eaf


University of Tennessee
Engineering VOLunteers for Ninth Graders (eVOL9)
The College of Engineering (COE) initiated the first Engineering VOLunteers for Ninth Graders (eVOL9) program in 2013. eVOL9 selects rising ninth grade students who demonstrate interests in engineering. The purpose of eVOL9 is to provide an introduction to ACT, engineering design process, and provide awareness on engineering careers.
Contact: Travis Griffin, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-974-0625
Email: pre_eng@utk.edu
Web site: http://www.engr.utk.edu/diversity/pre-college/evol9/


University of Tennessee
Engineering VOLunteers for Ninth Graders (eVOL10)
The College of Engineering (COE) initiated the first Engineering VOLunteers for Tenth Graders (eVOL10) program in 2013. eVOL10 selects rising tenth grade students who demonstrate interests in engineering. The purpose of eVOL10 is to provide college preparation through ACT preparation, Chemistry 101, and allow students to work on an engineering design project.
Contact: Travis Griffin, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-974-0625
Email: pre_eng@utk.edu
Web site: http://www.engr.utk.edu/diversity/pre-college/evol10/


University of Tennessee
High School Introduction to Engineering Systems (HITES)
The College of Engineering (COE) initiated the first High School Introduction to Engineering Systems (HITES) program in 2001. The program selects rising eleventh and twelfth grade students who demonstrate interests within math and science. The purpose of HITES is to provide an opportunity to explore engineering and campus life at the University of Tennessee. Students will engage in departmental engineering design project, departmental tours, ACT math workshop, and college life sessions.
Contact: Travis Griffin, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Phone: 865-974-0625
Email: pre_eng@utk.edu
Web site: http://www.engr.utk.edu/diversity/pre-college/hites/