High School Summer Research Internship

Registration Starts Dec. 1, 2021

Audience: High schoolers who will graduate in 2023 or 2024
June 6, 2022-July 29, 2022
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

Participants will learn how to conduct academic research, discover different types of engineering, and have the chance to create a project for the Utah Science & Engineering Fair. Students will also participate in workshops focused on subjects like ethics in research, how to write for science, conversations with alumni, and many other interesting topics.

The program will not provide housing for participants.

Application Registration ** Opens Dec 1st

Exploring Engineering

Registration is Now Closed

Audience: 9th-12th grade (girls and boys aged 15-18)
June 28-30, 2021
Join us, along with other kids your age, researchers, and college students currently studying engineering. This camp is a 3-day camp from 10am-3pm. Campers have two options for registering. They can either be completely virtual all 3 days for the cost of $20. However, if they would like to be on-campus on the 3rd day, there’s and additional $20 fee. Please note, all campers will receive instruction on how to build a hover craft weather they are virtual or in-person. If you are virtual on the 3rd day, you will need to purchase your own supplies ($10-$15) for the hover craft build. A list of supplies will be emailed to you after registration.

Campers get to experience hands-on learning, guest speakers, and tours of lab spaces. Come explore engineering with activities that encourage the use of problem-solving skills. The camp will introduce you to engineering disciplines such as biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, entertainment arts, materials science, mechanical, and computer science.

3-Day Virtual Camp: June 28-30, 2021, 10am-3pm (cost: $20)
Option for 3rd-day In-Person Rather than Virtual: June 30, 2021, 10am-3pm (additional cost: $20 to cover hover craft supplies and lunch, limited to 20 students)

For more information contact Morgan Boyack at morgan.boyack@utah.edu.

Final Hover Craft Projects done both virtually and on-campus.

Intro to Entertainment Arts and Engineering

Registration is Now Closed

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®.


Summer Transportation Institute Camp

Registration is Now Closed

2021 Has Two Sessions:

Session 1: June 28 – July 1, 9am – 1pm
Session 2: July 12 – 15, 9 am – 1 pm.

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. Selected 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, guest lectures and explore career opportunities while focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fundamentals.

We will not be doing field trips this year.