Hi-GEAR for Girls Engineering Camp

Hi-GEAR (Girls Engineering Abilities Realized) Camp

June 8-12, 2020
Audience: Female students entering 10-12 grades in Fall 2020
Registration Deadlines
Priority Deadline: April 10, 2020
Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

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 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 through this program.

Participants will also have the opportunity to earn scholarships to study engineering as a college student at the University of Utah!

What type of camper spots are available?

Day Campers come to camp daily and participate in the day program plus the evening activities. Day campers get dropped off each morning at 9:00 a.m. and get picked up after evening activities at 9:00 p.m. Program fee is $199 and includes lunch and dinner.

Residential Campers live on campus in a resident hall for the duration of the camp. Drop off is 9:00 a.m., Monday, June 8 and pick up is 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 12. Residential camper spots are limited and priority is given to campers who come from out-of-state or have a longer commute. Program fee is $275 and includes accommodations, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Who can participate?

We are seeking enthusiastic female-identifying high school students who are currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grades. (e.g. these students will be entering grades 10th, 11th, or 12th in Fall 2020). Applicants should enjoy math and science and be interested in exploring their academic potential (while having fun in the process). A maximum of 24-26 students will be selected to participate.

What is the cost of Hi-GEAR?

Day Camper: $199
Day Campers registration cost includes lunch (M-F) and dinner (M-Th).

Residential Camper: $275
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-Th), and lodging.

A limited number of scholarships exist for students unable to pay the program fee. Payment will be made upon confirmation of acceptance into the camp.

Apply Now

Apply Online.


Contact: Sierra Whipple-Padgen, s.whipple-padgen@utah.edu.

Exploring Engineering Summer Camp

Exploring Engineering Camp

June 16-18, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ends at 3:00 p.m. on the 20th)
Audience: 9th-12th grade (girls and boys aged 15-18)

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.


Fee: $85.00 Register Online

Registrations must be received by June 11th, 2020 or when 45 students have registered. Students will be admitted to the program after payment has been received.

For more information, contact:
Morgan Boyack, Academic Coordinator, morgan.boyack@utah.edu, (801) 581-4528

GREAT Summer Camps in Engineering for Kids


Dates: Six one-week camps in June and July

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

Entertainment Arts and Engineering Summer Camp

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.

See course names, descriptions, dates, and fees

Exploring Engineering Summer Camp

Summer Transportation Institute Camp

June 22-26, 2020

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 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.

How can I register for the camp?
For more information and Registration: http://www.civil.utah.edu/camp
2020 Camp Flyer