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.
- 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 (featuring NeuroBytes!)
June 10-15, 2018
Incoming ninth- and 10th-graders (students who have completed eighth or ninth grade)
Week 2 (featuring a 3-D-printed car!)
June 17-22, 2018
Incoming 11th- and 12th-graders (students who have completed 10th or 11th grade)
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 4: Engineering and Health
July 8-13, 2018
medicine, medical devices, healthcare, drugs, biosensors, cancer detection and treatment, materials for synthesis, processing and fabrication
Activities & Topics
- Global warming
- CO2 into soda
- Tissue development and antibody/antigen functions
- Urine testing
- Antibody and biosensor bio-barcodes
- 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
Activities & Topics
- Optical remote sensing of hazardous materials
- Imaging for defense applications
- Optical quantum secured communications
- Electrical and computer engineering
- Optical sciences and engineering
- Systems and industrial engineering
Week 6: Engineering and the Joy of Living
July 22-27, 2018
machines, robotics, aerodynamics, aircraft and spacecraft, infrastructure, construction, structural engineering and design
- Aerospace engineering
- Architectural engineering
- Civil engineering
- Mechanical engineering
SEA Campers Do Engineering
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 Application Deadlines
- Week 1: (registration is closed)
- Week 2: (registration is closed)
- Week 4: June 24
- Week 5: July 1
- Week 6: July 8*
*This camp is currently full but you could add yourself to the waitlist and/or choose one of the camps that is not full.
Explore Engineering Programs: $675, plus non-refundable service fee
Themed Programs: $775, plus non-refundable service fee
- $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
|Date Due||Upon Registration||13-May-18||27-May-18||27-May-18|
|Date Due||Upon Registration||20-May-18||3-Jun-18||3-Jun-18|
|Date Due||Upon Registration||10-Jun-18||24-Jun-18||24-Jun-18|
|Date Due||Upon Registration||17-Jun-18||1-Jul-18||1-Jul-18|
|Date Due||Upon Registration||24-Jun-18||8-Jul-18||8-Jul-18|
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.
Scholarship applicants must first complete the online registration, including all required forms and payment of the $100 deposit.
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.