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2017 Summer Engineering Academies

Applications are now open!

Summer Engineering Academies are an opportunity for young people who would like to explore the world of Engineering. Each program provides a unique opportunity to discover the possibilities for an exciting field of study and career.

2017 Engineering Day Camps (K-5; 3-7; & 8-12)
These Day Camps are a partnership between the Bagley College of Engineering and a leading provider of Early Engineering Education, All About Learning.  Using hands-on materials, participants will explore engineering and STEM concepts through a unique hands-on experience. Each session will rely on the principles of the Engineering Design Process as presented in an engaging forum. Applications will not be reviewed until application fee (nonrefundable) is paid. All sessions are held in McCain Hall on the MSU campus unless otherwise indicated. If participants withdraw or cancel after May 20, no tuition refunds will be issued.

Important Note: Each course has very limited space and will fill quickly. We must receive your application AND application fee to be considered for admittance. If the program fills before all of your information is received, you will be put on a waiting list.

A page with links to certain requirements (photo release form, payment portal, letters of recommendation) will appear on the page following your submission. They should also be sent in an email confirming your submission. 

For additional information, please email us at bagleysummer@gmail.com.

 

Machines & Things
Audience: Students currently in grades K-5

Dates: June 5-9
Times: 9AM – 12 NOON

Grades: K-2- Room A

Grades: 3-5- Room B

Total Cost: $225

(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, and snacks)

Does your child express interest in how daily gadgets work? What makes a car zoom, a crane lift, or an airplane fly? At the Machines & Things camp, students will hop in the passenger seat and learn firsthand about mechanical engineering. This camp offers hands-on engineering projects, lectures, and interactions with engineers. Concepts taught will include: basic engineering principles, simple machines, forces & motion, teamwork, and communication skills.

Application is now open.


Video Game 2N1 Invaders Session 1&2
Audience: Students currently in grades 3-7

Dates: June 5-9
Times: 1PM – 4PM

Total Cost: $250
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, and snacks)

Participants will design and modify their own arcade style video games. They learn how to control characters, objects, and outcomes in their game and then increase difficulty level and add more features. They will also learn how to design their own version of Space Invaders and other games. Students will need to bring a flash drive to save their game on and use at home for up to 6 weeks after the program. Students are NOT required to complete Video Game Engineering 1 prior to enrollment. Please include a copy of a recent report card (since January 1, 2017) when mailing the photo release form.

Application is now open.

 

Bully Anatomy
Audience: Students currently in grades K-5

Dates: June 12-16
Times: 9AM – 12 NOON

Grades: K-2- Room A

Grades: 3-5- Room B

Total Cost: $225
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, and snacks)

In a world full of new medical and technological advances, biomedical engineers play an important role in the daily life of human beings. Bully anatomy gives students the opportunity to explore the various roles of biomedical engineers. This camp offers hands-on activities, lectures, and interactions with engineers. Concepts taught will include: basic engineering principles, how parts of the human body works, prosthesis, teamwork, and communication skills.

Application is now open.

 Video Game 2N1: Invaders Session 1&2
Audience: Students currently in grades 8-12

Dates: June 12-16
Times: 9AM – 12NOON

Total Cost: $250
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, and snacks)

Participants will design and modify their own arcade style video games. They learn how to control characters, objects, and outcomes in their game and then increase difficulty level and add more features. They will also learn how to design their own version of Space Invaders and other games. Students will need to bring a flash drive to save their game on and use at home for up to 6 weeks after the program. Students are NOT required to complete Video Game Engineering 1 prior to enrollment. Please include a copy of a recent report card (since January 1, 2017) when mailing the photo release form.

Application is now open.

 

Video Game 2N1: Invaders Session 1&2 in Canton, MS
Audience: Students currently in grades 3-7

Dates: July 10-14
Times: 8AM – 12 NOON

Total Cost: $250
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, and snacks)

Participants will design and modify their own arcade style video games. They learn how to control characters, objects, and outcomes in their game and then increase difficulty level and add more features. They will also learn how to design their own version of Space Invaders and other games. Students will need to bring a flash drive to save their game on and use at home for up to 6 weeks after the program. Students are NOT required to complete Video Game Engineering 1 prior to enrollment. Please include a copy of a recent report card (since January 1, 2017) when mailing the photo release form.

Application is now open.

 

Video Game 2N1: Invaders Session 1&2 in Canton, MS
Audience: Students currently in grades 8-12

Dates: July 10-14
Times: 1PM – 4PM

Total Cost: $250
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, and snacks)

Participants will design and modify their own arcade style video games. They learn how to control characters, objects, and outcomes in their game and then increase difficulty level and add more features. They will also learn how to design their own version of Space Invaders and other games. Students will need to bring a flash drive to save their game on and use at home for up to 6 weeks after the program. Students are NOT required to complete Video Game Engineering 1 prior to enrollment. Please include a copy of a recent report card (since January 1, 2017) when mailing the photo release form.

Application is now open.

 

 

Residential Programs for grades 7-12

For additional information, please email us at: bagleysummer@gmail.com

 

2017 Mississippi Summer Transportation Institute

Intended Audience: Mississippi residents; Rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders who have good grades in algebra and at least one HS science class

Dates: June 11-24

Total Cost: There is no charge to participants due to the generosity of the Mississippi Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.

This is a two-week residence camp funded by the FHWA and MDOT. Participants will experience all of the transportation modes (air, water, road, rail, and transmission) through classroom, laboratory and field trip experiences. Field trips include visits to CAFB, PACCAR, MS Ag Museum, Paragon Technical Services Lab, MMC, and the Tenn-Tom Waterway. An opportunity to fly in a GA aircraft, fly an AF simulator, build projects, experiment with boat design and materials design is provided. There is no registration fee. Deadline to Apply May 8th. Students will be notified of their acceptance by May 26th

Application is now open.

2017 BATMEN Academy
Intended Audience: Young men enrolled in grades 7-9 for the 2018-school year.

Dates: July 9-14

Total Cost: $550
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes all meals, housing, and supplies)
Accepted participants from Lee, Union, and Pontotoc counties will apply for tuition and application fee remission through the  CREATE Foundation, making the price of the camp completely free.

Just as the Dark Knight is the ultimate engineer, this program is the ultimate engineering academy for young men who are enrolled in grades 7-9 for the 2017-2018 school year. Participants will learn about the different fields of engineering and work on a variety of hands-on, minds-on projects over the course of the week. Participants will stay on campus for the week in order to gain a glimpse into university life.  Application packet must include recent transcripts, ACT or MCT2 scores, reference letters and personal essay. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 for consideration.

Application is now open.

 

2017 WONDER Women Academy
Intended Audience: Young women enrolled in grades 6-8 for the 2017-2018 school year.

Dates: July 16-21

Total Cost: $550
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes all meals, housing, and supplies)
Accepted participants from Lee, Union, and Pontotoc counties will apply for tuition and application fee remission through the  CREATE Foundation, making the price of the camp completely free.

Wonderful, Outstanding, Noteworthy, & Determined, Engineering Ready Women”

WONDER Women will be a residential summer camp for young women entering the 6th grade through young women entering the 8th grade. The young ladies will experience what it means to be a female in engineering. They will explore all 8 different engineering departments here at MSU, including mechanical, civil, chemical, biomedical, and electrical, computer science, industrial, and aerospace, through different activities. Each young lady will receive a copy of Through My Window by Sonia Ellis. It is a book allowing women to delve in to the world of artificial intelligence, engineering design, and engineering ethics. Throughout the camp, the young ladies will be doing activities directly related to the novel.  During the student’s time with us, they will hear from a broad audience of women in engineering here at MSU and we will have round table discussions on how to be a successful woman in the field. This camp is to promote an encouraging environment, hopefully leading these women to choose a path in engineering.

Application is now open.