Engineers apply scientific and mathematic knowledge to create solutions for various technical problems. Engineers and scientists are slightly different, with engineers focusing more on the application of science. They are often seen as the link from scientific discoveries to their application in the real world. As an engineer you may work on the production of products, the building of structures, the design of computer systems, the manufacturing of vehicles and other roles. Arkansas Tech University offers degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
The Arkansas Tech University Engineering summer camp is a special week long program designed to give middle school/ junior high students an opportunity to explore engineering as a career. The camp focuses on providing meaningful experiences in electrical and mechanical engineering.
Participants will experience hands-on learning through various laboratory activities. Since the camp is run by current faculty, campers will have the opportunity to discuss academic plans and career paths. In addition, participants will interact with current engineering students to get information on how to plan for and navigate through their undergraduate career.
This week long camp is a day camp that runs from 8am-3:30pm Monday-Friday, July 7-11. The students will be provided lunch each day. In order to provide an interactive experience the total enrollment in the program is limited to 25 participants.
Students may apply if they are currently enrolled in the 8th or 9th grade, have strong computer skills and have an interest in a technical career that could include engineering.
There is a non-refundable program fee of $250, required to cover the costs of food, program activities, and administrative costs for participants.