Summer Programs

Engineering summer camps in Utah at the University of Utah College of Engineering


Hi-GEAR for Girls Engineering Camp

Hi-GEAR (Girls Engineering Abilities Realized) Camp

June 16 – 20, 2014: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily
Audience: Female students currently in 9th-12th grade

What is Hi-GEAR?

Hi-GEAR introduces students to rewarding engineering and computer science careers through hands-on experiential learning and collaborative team projects. Female engineering students guide and encourage campers while they: build structures that withstand 10,000+ lbs, create perfume using distillation, build and program text messengers, build rockets and radios, extract DNA and more. Field trips, such as those to Lagoon, provide campers with a real-world glimpse into exciting engineering careers.

NEW for 2014 – Day and Residential Camper spots available!

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Exploring Engineering Summer Camp

Exploring Engineering Camp

June 24-26, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ends at 3:00 p.m. on the 26th)
Audience: 10th-12th grade, girls and boys aged 15-18

Engineering for a Greener Planet

Explore engineering in this three-day summer camp experience on the University of Utah Campus. Participate in technologies and activities that encourage the use of problem-solving skills. Investigate how to clean up contaminated water, explore forms of alternative energies, improve a recycling process, and more! Participate in activities involving chemical, electrical, civil and environmental, computer, mechanical, materials, and biomedical engineering as you get a chance to “try on engineering” and see if it could be a good fit for you!

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Entertainment Arts and Engineering Summer Camp

Intro to Entertainment Arts and Engineering

Multiple Dates in June, July, and August 2014
Audience: girls and boys aged 8-18
Cost: varies

What is Entertainment Arts and Engineering?

Learn the secrets behind video games and animation by creating and building characters for games, animation or machinima. Our Entertainment Arts and Engineering Summer Program (EAESP) combines theory with hands-on practical projects, enabling high school students to understand computer graphics at a high level. EAESP introduces 3D modeling, texturing, rigging, animation and rendering concepts via industry-leading software such as Autodesk® Maya® and Adobe® Photoshop®.

This year, EAE is hosting 25 camps throughout the summer.

See a full list of camps and register online



GREAT Summer Camps in Engineering for Kids

GREAT Camps

Dates: Six one-week camps in June and July 2014
Cost: Varies

The GREAT summer camps are aimed at kids who want to unleash their creativity while learning about computer graphics, robotics, and programming by making games, animations, and robots.

GREAT-Elementary: A week-long camp for entering 4–6th graders who will create animations and games using Scratch, a fun programming environment. No prior experience is necessary. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon, M–F; a snack is provided.

GREAT-Middle school: For one week, entering 7–9th graders are immersed in Alice, a 3D programming suite, to create 3D animations and games. Campers will also build, program and compete LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots in exciting challenges. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., M–F; lunch is provided.

GREAT-Advanced Robotics: A week-long camp for entering 10–12th graders. Campers will build wacky, useful machines that react to the world (and people) using embedded computers, sensors, and motors. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., M–F; lunch is provided.

GREAT-Advanced Programming: In this two-week-long camp, entering 10–12th graders will create and write games in the popular Python programming language — in teams and alone. Advanced Programing is ideal those showing an interest in or aptitude for computers, programming, or math. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., M–F; lunch is provided.


Registration and more information: http://www.cs.utah.edu/~dejohnso/GREAT/index.shtml

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