Are you looking for something to do this summer? If you will be in the 6th grade or above next school year, the University of Arkansas College of Engineering has a summer program for you. Our programs offer hands-on engineering activities tailored to different ages and interests. Find the program right for you by checking out one of our programs below.
For students entering the 6th and 7th grade, we offer a week-long half day program that introduces engineering concepts through fun activities. Previous participants experimented with robotics, learned how to build a stereo speaker, and created chemical slime. Students will spend the week participating in interactive labs and having tons of fun!
Students entering the 8th and 9th grade can learn more about science and engineering through hands-on activities at a week-long half day program. Past program participants made polymer balls and found out why they bounce, developed web programming skills, and learned about aerospace.
The Engineering Summer Academy (ESA) program is a one-week residential engineering academy for rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. Students will live in a dormitory on the University of Arkansas campus. This intensive, summer academy challenges you to explore a specific area of engineering: solar energy, chemical engineering or computer science/computer engineering. Summer Academy participants will work in our state-of-the-art labs alongside university faculty and current students.
Explore engineering with hands-on activities through a week-long day program designed specifically for girls entering the 8th and 9th grade. Previous programs looked at alternative energy options by building small windmills and solar cars, used 3-D software to design a novelty box and learned how to use a set of motors and controllers to design and operate a miniature elevator. Participants also explored engineering though field trips to see the daily operations of engineers in industry.
Explore robotics engineering with hands-on activities during a week-long, full-day program designed specifically for students entering the 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th grade. Students will spend the week designing, building, programming, and testing LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots. This camp is perfect for students who are interested in FIRST® LEGO League.