Design a Summer to Remember

The University of Arizona Summer Engineering Academy is a series of weeklong residential camps for students passionate about engineering, math and science.

Explore Engineering camp sessions explore the range of UA Engineering degree options and related career possibilities.

Themed Programs investigate global engineering challenges associated with specific UA Engineering disciplines.

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  • Learn about engineering degrees, research and careers.
  • Work with professors and grad students in UA labs on design challenges and projects.
  • Develop hands-on skills in 3-D CAD software, aerodynamics, electrical design and structural analysis.
  • Live in a residence hall, dine at the Student Union, and enjoy activities at the Rec Center, Flandrau Science Center and Steward Observatory Mirror Lab.
  • Build lifelong Wildcat friendships.
  • See how engineers improve people’s lives.
Summer Engineering Academy

Explore Engineering Programs

Explore all of the UA’s 15 Engineering majors and gain a better understanding of what it means to work in various fields.

Sample Activities

  • Design a cardboard canoe, and keep it afloat in a race against your peers.
  • Visit a greenhouse made for the moon.
  • Create an electronic circuit.
  • Test your aerodynamic skills in the UA subsonic wind tunnel.
  • Use a mining simulator to operate equipment.
  • Tour the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab.
  • Visit the Flandrau Science Center.

Week 1
June 10-15, 2018
Incoming ninth- and 10th-graders (students who have completed eighth or ninth grade)

Week 2
June 17-22, 2018
Incoming 11th- and 12th-graders (students who have completed 10th or 11th grade)

SEA Interdisciplinary Program

Themed Programs

Incoming 11th- and 12th-graders, and graduated seniors
Investigate specific disciplines associated UA Engineering majors by exploring four cross-cutting themes of the Grand Challenges for Engineering as defined by the National Academy of Engineering. Discover how engineers are working to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems.

Week 3: Engineering and Sustainability
June 24-29, 2018
biology, environmental science, bioproducts, renewable energy, controlled environment agriculture, water treatment and reuse, mineral processing and sustainable mining operations

Associated Majors

  • Biosystems engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Mining engineering

Major-Focused Programs

 

Week 4: Engineering and Health
July 8-13, 2018
medicine, medical devices, healthcare, drugs, biosensors, cancer detection and treatment, materials for synthesis, processing and fabrication

Associated Majors

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Materials science and engineering

Week 5: Engineering and Security
July 15-20, 2018
computer technology, data systems, cybersecurity, Arduino programming, circuits, and optical fiber technologies

Associated Majors

  • Electrical and computer engineering
  • Optical sciences and engineering
  • Systems and industrial engineering

Major-Focused Programs

 

Week 6: Engineering and the Joy of Living
July 22-27, 2018
machines, robotics, aerodynamics, aircraft and spacecraft, infrastructure, construction, structural engineering and design

Associated Majors

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Architectural engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering

Major-Focused Programs

 

infinite possibilities

Registration

Separate online registration is required for each camp session a student plans to attend. As part of the online registration process, a series of informational and consent forms must also be completed.

Online Registration Links and Deadlines

  • Week 1: Deadline to apply May 27
  • Week 2: Deadline to apply June 3
  • Week 3: Deadline to apply June 10
  • Week 4: Deadline to apply June 24
  • Week 5: Deadline to apply July 1
  • Week 6: Deadline to apply July 8

Important Note: If completing and submitting the forms while registering online is difficult, you may also download the Required Registration Forms Packet and email the completed forms to engr-sea@email.arizona.edu

Payment

Explore Engineering Programs: $675, plus non-refundable service fee
Themed Programs: $775, plus non-refundable service fee

Terms

  • $100 non-refundable deposit paid upon registration
  • 50 percent of total payment due four weeks before camp begins
  • No refunds if cancellation is within two weeks of camp start date
  Deposit -
Non-refundable
50% of
Total Cost
100% of
Total Cost
Total
Payment
Week 1 $100 $238 $337 $675
Date Due Upon Registration 13-May-18 27-May-18 27-May-18
Week 2 $100 $238 $337 $675
Date Due Upon Registration 20-May-18 3-Jun-18 3-Jun-18
Week 3 $100 $288 $387 $775
Date Due Upon Registration 27-May-18 10-Jun-18 10-Jun-18
Week 4 $100 $288 $387 $775
Date Due Upon Registration 10-Jun-18 24-Jun-18 24-Jun-18
Week 5 $100 $288 $387 $775
Date Due Upon Registration 17-Jun-18 1-Jul-18 1-Jul-18
Week 6 $100 $288 $387 $775
Date Due Upon Registration 24-Jun-18 8-Jul-18 8-Jul-18

 

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Scholarships

To be considered for a partial scholarship, please complete the online scholarship application. Applications are evaluated by a selection committee, and scholarships are granted based on demonstrated financial need and student essay responses.

Requirements

Scholarship applicants must first complete the online registration, including all required forms and payment of the $100 deposit.


Timeline

Scholarship applications close on April 1, 2018. Award letters will be emailed to recipients during the week of April 15, 2018. 

Contact Lori Huggins, SEA director, at 520.621.8103 for further information.

 

Camp Job Opportunities

Join the SEA team! Current UA students passionate about STEM outreach are encouraged to apply online.

Apply Today for Open Positions!

Head Counselor 

Grad/Undergraduate

Due by Feb. 5, 2018

Assistant Head Counselor

Undergraduate

Due by Feb. 19, 2018

Administrator

Undergraduate

Due by Feb. 19, 2018

Counselor

Undergraduate

Due by March 12, 2018

Job Opportunities

 

contact To learn more about the UA’s Summer Engineering Academy, call 520.621.6032 or email engr-sea@email.arizona.edu