Hi-GEAR for Girls Engineering Camp

Hi-GEAR (Girls Engineering Abilities Realized) Camp

July 7-9, 2020
Audience: Female Students entering 9-10 grades in Fall 2020
Cost: $25 per camper until we hit the cap of 25 girls registered.
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**REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR 2020**
Hi-GEAR will be in an online format this year. The first 25 campers to register will have kits mailed to them containing materials required for the hands-on activities. Those who register after the 25 kits are gone will be provided a materials list to participate in the hands-on activities. Materials for the activities will be easy to find and some you may already have at home.

For more information, contact Sierra Whipple-Padgen.**


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 three-day online camp 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.

This year’s camp will be experienced online through live demonstrations, 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 chemical, electrical, civil, computer, mechanical, materials, and biomedical engineering through hands on learning from the comfort of your home!

Join us, along with other high school students, researchers, and college students from the University of Utah College of Engineering. Campers will be able to ask questions, make comments, and post photos and/or videos.

If campers choose to participate in the hands on activities, there may be additional costs for supplies. We will provide a parts list for those activities, several of which you might already have at home.


What type of camper spots are available?

The first 25 who register will receive a kit containing activity materials, U-Swag, and a camp T-shirt. Those who register after the first 25 can still participate and will receive a list of the materials they need to participate.


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).


What is the cost of Hi-GEAR?

Hi-GEAR will cost $25 per camper until we hit the cap of 25 girls registered.

The first 25 campers to register will have kits mailed to them containing materials required for the hands-on activities. Those who register after the 25 kits are gone will be provided a materials list to participate in the hands-on activities. Materials for the activities will be easy to find and some you may already have at home.


Questions?

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






Exploring Engineering Summer Camp


Exploring Engineering – ONLINE Summer Camp

** REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR 2020**

July 14-16, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Audience: 9th-12th grade (girls and boys aged 15-18)
Price: $25 per camper
Camp registration includes an exclusive camp t-shirt: adult sizes S – XXL
Fee waivers available based on need: contact Morgan Boyack.
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This year’s camp will be experienced online through live demonstrations, 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 chemical, electrical, civil, computer, mechanical, materials, and biomedical engineering through hands on learning from the comfort of your home!

Join us, along with other high school students, researchers, and college students from the University of Utah College of Engineering.  Campers will be able to ask questions, make comments, and post photos and/or videos.

If campers choose to participate in the hands on activities, there may be additional costs for supplies.  We will provide a parts list for those activities, several of which you might already have at home.

Our biggest hands on activity will be creating a hovercraft on day three.  Items you will need include: a piece of plywood, polyethylene plastic sheeting (like visqueen), a pool noodle, and a couple of screws.  Equipment you will need is a saw to cut the wood and a leaf blower to propel the hovercraft.

For more information contact Morgan Boyack.


GREAT Summer Camps in Engineering for Kids

GREAT Camps

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 **Is Canceled for Summer 2020**

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?
Fee: FREE
For more information and Registration: http://www.civil.utah.edu/camp
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