Hi-GEAR (Girls Engineering Abilities Realized) Camp
June 12-16, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily
Audience: Female students currently in 9th-12th grade
What is Hi-GEAR?High School Girls’ Engineering Abilities Realized
The University of Utah, College of Engineering is pleased to offer our Annual Hi – GEAR Program, a special week-long event for female high school students. Hi-GEAR will be held June 12-16, 2017 from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm each day.
Hi-GEAR is designed to expose young women to a variety of engineering and computer science careers with hands-on experiential learning and collaborative team projects. Some past activities include: building trebuchets for launching water balloons, making perfume using distillation, programming and racing robots, extracting DNA, and touring University research labs. Participants interact with Hi-GEAR mentors (female college engineering students, female faculty and staff) who guide them though this program. Participants will also have the opportunity to earn scholarships to study engineering as a college student at the University of Utah!.
Day and residential camper spots available – Day campers: come to campus each morning by 9 a.m. Residential campers: live on campus in a residence hall for the duration of the camp.
Registration will open on January 30th at 9:00am
We are seeking enthusiastic female high school students who are currently in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades. Applicants should enjoy math and science and be interested in exploring their academic potential (while having fun in the process). Unlike other programs, the Hi-GEAR experience is designed with each individual participant in mind. In addition, each student receives on-going, personal attention from program staff and interns. Therefore, a maximum of 24-26 students will be selected to participate. Students will be selected from a personal statement and teacher/advisor recommendation, with consideration for school representation and student background.
How can I apply for Hi-GEAR?
24-26 students will be selected to participate. Applicants must CURRENTLY be in 9th-12th grade and should enjoy math/science. Students will be selected from a personal statement and teacher/advisor recommendation, with consideration for school representation and student background.
Priority Deadline: April 14, 2017
Application Deadline: May 5, 2017
Applications received after May 5 will only be considered if space is available.
What is the Cost of Hi-GEAR?
Day Camper: $120
Day Campers registration cost includes lunch (M-F).
**If there are day campers who want to participate in the evening activities, there will be an additional charge of $25.
Residential Camper: $200
Residential Campers will be housed in the College’s Kennecott House. Two camp RA’s will reside at the house with the participants. Registration cost includes breakfast (T-F), lunch (M-F), dinner (M-H), and lodging.
A limited number of scholarships exist for students unable to pay the program fee. Please do not send payment with the application. Payment will be made upon confirmation of acceptance into the camp.
Contact: Amy Arkwright, Camp Director, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Exploring Engineering Camp
June 20-22, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ends at 3:00 p.m. on the 22nd)
Audience: 9th-12th grade, girls and boys aged 15-18
**40 participant maximum**
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. The camp will introduce you to chemical, electrical, civil, environmental, computer, mechanical, materials, and biomedical engineering through hands on learning! Join us, along with other high school students, researchers and college students from the University of Utah, College of Engineering.
How can I register for the camp?
Registrations must be received by June 11th, 2017. Students will be admitted to the program after payment has been received.
**40 participant maximum**
For more information, contact:
Morgan Boyack, Academic Coordinator, email@example.com, (801) 581-4528
Intro to Entertainment Arts and Engineering
Multiple Dates in June, July, and August
Audience: girls and boys aged 7-18
Cost: varies by course
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 courses throughout the summer.
Registration for 2017 TBA
Dates: Six one-week camps in June and July
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
Summer Transportation Institute Camp
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily
Audience: 9th grade high school students
Explore engineering in this week-long event dedicated to introducing 2016-17 9th grade high school students to the transportation industry. Participants will experience hands on activities while working with the professional researchers and faculty of the University of Utah. Participants will have the opportunity to experience on campus amenities, field trips and explore career opportunities while focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fundamentals.
Registration for 2017 TBA