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
Summer Technology and Computer Camps
Experience North America's most reputable and distinguished summer technology program. Over 100,000 kids and teens worldwide have learned to create 2D and 3D video games, websites with Flash®, digital movies, C++ and Java programs, iPhone® and Facebook® apps, robots, 3D models and animations with products experts use in their professions. These weeklong, day and residential summer camps are located at 60 prestigious universities in the U.S. and Canada. Additional multi-week summer camp teen programs for ages 13-18 at select universities include: iD Gaming Academy, iD Visual Arts Academy and iD Programming Academy. Locations: the University of Utah, the University of Denver, Colorado State University: Fort Collins, Arizona State University and more.
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University of Utah College of Engineering
Hi-GEAR (Girls Engineering Abilities Realized)
40 young women are selected each year to participate in Hi-GEAR (Girls Engineering Abilities Realized). This day program (10 residential slots available this year for high school students who live outside the Wasatch Front) is designed to expose these students to a variety of engineering and computer science careers with hands-on experiential learning and collaborative team projects. Some past activities include: using a distillation process to make perfume, building and programming robots, extracting DNA, building catapults for launching water balloons, and touring University research labs. Participants will also have the opportunity to earn a scholarship to study engineering as a college student at the University of Utah. All 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade female students are invited to apply.
Contact: Deidre Schoenfeld, Director, University of Utah College of Engineering, Salt Lake City, UT (801) 581-8954
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.coe.utah.edu/k12/Programs/index_html