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2015 Summer Engineering Academies

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.

 2015 Engineering Day Camps (Rising 1-8 grades only)

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.

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

Pullback Frenzy A

Audience: Students currently in grades K-2.

Dates: June 1-5, 2015  9 am – Noon

Total Cost: $160.00 (includes $25.00 application fee) includes tuition, t-shirt, supplies and snacks.  Students take home all 6-10 cars they build!

Pullback Frenzy is a course designed to stimulate problem solving and creativity using new and innovative ideas.  This course is jam-packed with science.  Student build numerous cars that they take home at the end of the course.  Concepts taught include: Gearing and gear ratios; potential and kinetic energy; friction; forces; motion; aerodynamics.  Please include a copy of a recent report card (since January 1, 2015) with the application.

Application here

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Pullback Frenzy B

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-7.

Dates: June 1-5, 2015  1 pm – 4 pm

Total Cost: $160.00 (includes $25.00 application fee) includes tuition, t-shirt, supplies and snacks.  Students take home all 6-10 cars they build!

Pullback Frenzy is a course designed to stimulate problem solving and creativity using new and innovative ideas.  This course is jam-packed with science.  Student build numerous cars that they take home at the end of the course.  Concepts taught include: Gearing and gear ratios; potential and kinetic energy; friction; forces; motion; aerodynamics.  Please include a copy of a recent report card (since January 1, 2015) with the application.

Application here

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Engineering the Farm and Field

Audience: Students currently in grades K-2.

Dates: June 15-19, 2015  9 am – noon

Total Cost: $160.00 (includes $25.00 application fee) includes tuition, t-shirt, supplies and snacks.  Students take home everything they build!

Farm-themed program will include elements of agricultural engineering including techniques and technology.  The students learn about various machines used in construction, building, and storage as well as the movement of commodities.  Concepts taught include: Basic engineering principles; Simple machines; Structures, forces, and motion; and Communication skills.  Please include a copy of a recent report card (since January 1, 2015) with the application.

Application here

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Space Case

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-7.

Dates: June 15-19, 2015  1 pm-4 pm

Total Cost: $160.00 (includes $25.00 application fee) includes tuition, t-shirt, supplies and snacks.  Students take home everything they build!

The sky is the limit for your future engineers as they journey from earth to outer space.  We’ll help them blaze a trail to develop architecture, design, problem-solving and team building skills while supporting key STEM elements and the importance of simple machines.   Concepts taught include: Basic engineering principles; Simple machines; Structures, forces, and motion; and Communication skills.  Please include a copy of a recent report card (since January 1, 2015) with the application.

Application here

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Rescue Heroes

Audience: Students currently in grades K-2.

Dates: June 22-26, 2015  9 am – noon

Total Cost: $160.00 (includes $25.00 application fee) includes tuition, t-shirt, supplies and snacks.  Students take home everything they build!

Our fire brigade themed program is designed to inspire future heroes through architectures and elements of engineering driving home STEM concepts and simple machines.  Students will be challenged to use their imaginations to build and engineering structures, vehicles, helicopters, and fire fighting equipment.  .  Concepts taught include: Basic engineering principles; Simple machines; Structures, forces, and motion; Architecture basics; and Communication skills.  Please include a copy of a recent report card (since January 1, 2015) with the application.

Application here

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Construction Site B

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-7.

Dates: June 22-26, 2015  1 pm – 4 pm

Total Cost: $160.00 (includes $25.00 application fee) includes tuition, t-shirt, supplies and snacks.  Students take home everything they build!

Participants will build the machines that build the world.  Let them dig, demolish, and design their way to discovering the functions of heavy machinery and equipment used int eh world of construction.  Big machines become simple machines as they learn who the basics of algebra, geometry, and other math principles are important in a big machine job.  Concepts taught include: Basic engineering principles; Simple machines; Structures, forces, and motion; and Communication skills.  Please include a copy of a recent report card (since January 1, 2015) with the application.

Application here

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Video Game Engineering 1 – As of 4/15/2015, this program is full and will no longer accept applications

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-7.

Dates: July 13-17, 2015  9 am – noon

Total Cost: $175.00 (includes $25.00 application fee) includes tuition, t-shirt, supplies 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 Pac Man 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.  Please include a copy of a recent report card (since January 1, 2015) with the application.

Application here

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Video Game Engineering 2 – Invader Session 1

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-7.

Dates: July 13-17, 2015  1-4 pm

Total Cost: $175.00 (includes $25.00 application fee) includes tuition, t-shirt, supplies 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, 2015) with the application.

Application here

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Construction Site A

Audience: Students currently in grades K-2.

Dates: July 27-31, 2015 9 am – Noon

Total Cost: $160.00 (includes $25.00 application fee) includes tuition, t-shirt, supplies and snacks.  Students take home everything they build!

Participants will build the machines that build the world.  Let them dig, demolish, and design their way to discovering the functions of heavy machinery and equipment used int eh world of construction.  Big machines become simple machines as they learn who the basics of algebra, geometry, and other math principles are important in a big machine job.  Concepts taught include: Basic engineering principles; Simple machines; Structures, forces, and motion; and Communication skills.  Please include a copy of a recent report card (since January 1, 2015) with the application.

Application here

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Video Game Engineering 2 – Invader Session 2

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-7.

Dates: July 27-31, 2015  1-4 pm

Total Cost: $175.00 (includes $25.00 application fee) includes tuition, t-shirt, supplies 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, 2015) with the application.

Application here

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Pullback Frenzy A in Canton, MS

Audience: Students currently in grades K-2.

Dates: July 20-24, 2015  9 am – Noon

Total Cost: $175.00 (includes $25.00 application fee) includes tuition, t-shirt, supplies and snacks.  Students take home all 6-10 cars they build!

Pullback Frenzy is a course designed to stimulate problem solving and creativity using new and innovative ideas.  This course is jam-packed with science.  Student build numerous cars that they take home at the end of the course.  Concepts taught include: Gearing and gear ratios; potential and kinetic energy; friction; forces; motion; aerodynamics.  Program is held at the CAVS-E Center at 153 Mississippi Parkway, Canton, MS.  Please include a copy of a recent report card (since January 1, 2015) with the application.

Application here

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Pullback Frenzy B in Canton, MS

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-7.

Dates: July 20-24, 2015  1 pm – 4 pm

Total Cost: $175.00 (includes $25.00 application fee) includes tuition, t-shirt, supplies and snacks.  Students take home all 6-10 cars they build!

Pullback Frenzy is a course designed to stimulate problem solving and creativity using new and innovative ideas.  This course is jam-packed with science.  Student build numerous cars that they take home at the end of the course.  Concepts taught include: Gearing and gear ratios; potential and kinetic energy; friction; forces; motion; aerodynamics.  Program is held at the CAVS-E Center at 153 Mississippi Parkway, Canton, MS.  Please include a copy of a recent report card (since January 1, 2015) with the application.

Application here

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Residential Programs for grades 7-12

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

 2015 BATMEN Academy

Intended Audience: Young men enrolled in grades 7-9 for the 2015-2016 school year.

Dates: June 28- July 3, 2015

Total Cost: $500 (including the $25.00 non-refundable application fee) 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 2015-2016 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.  View the 2013 schedule of activities here.

Applications Here

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2015 MSTI: Mississippi Summer Transportation Institute (Sponsored by the Federal Highways Administration and Mississippi Department of Transportation)

Intended Audience: Mississippi residents who are students enrolled in grades 9 and 10 in the 2015-2016 school year.

Total Cost: For the eighth year in a row, selected participants will receive a full scholarship for attendance ($1500.00) through the generosity of MDoT, FWA, and the Bagley College of Engineering.

Dates: June 7-19, 2015

Mississippi Summer Transportation Institute is an introduction to engineering with specific applications within Civil Engineering and Transportation.  View the 2013 MSTI schedule here.  Applicants must have a GPA of at least a 3.00 and preference will be given to those who have (1) scored an 18 or higher on the ACT; (2) Scored Proficient or advanced on the Algebra 1 and/or Biology 1 MS state tests; and (3) scored proficient or advanced on the 8th grade MCT2 exams. Application must include current school transcript or report card, MCT scores, ACT scores (if available), personal statement and letters of recommendation from teachers.  Students who have attended MSTI in the past will not be accepted.

Applications Here

 2015 Bulldog Bytes: Digital Divas I (an NSA-funded GenCyber camp)

Intended Audience: Young Women entering grades 6-8 in the 2015-2016 school year.

Dates: June 14-19, 2015

Application fee: There is no fee to apply.

Total Cost:  For the second year in a row, selected 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. Selected participants from non-CREATE counties will receive a scholarship valued at $700, which waives all tuition and room and board for the camp.

A 5-night residential computing camp for girls in grades 6-8 (rising 6, 7, and 8th graders). The camp follows a project-based curriculum using robots and is designed to integrate Art, Computer Science and Engineering, and English to foster and strengthen computational thinking and design, programming, and communication skills.  Additionally, given the nature of the Internet in the 21st Century, Cybersafety will be emphasized and girls will have the opportunity to learn about how computer crimes are investigated.  For additional information, please contact Dr. Lee at sblee@cse.msstate.edu

Applications Here

 2015 Bulldog Bytes: Digital Divas II (an NSA-funded GenCyber camp)

Intended Audience: Young Women entering grades 9-12 in the 2015-2016 school year.

Dates: June 13-19, 2015

Application fee: There is no fee to apply.

Tuition: For the second year in a row, selected 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. Selected participants from non-CREATE counties will receive a scholarship valued at $700, which waives all tuition and room and board for the camp.

A 6-night residential computing camp for girls in grades 9-12 (rising 9, 10, 11, 12 graders). The camp follows a project-based curriculum using robots and is designed to integrate Art, Computer Science and Engineering, and English to foster and strengthen computational thinking and design, programming, and communication skills.  Additionally, given the nature of the Internet in the 21st Century, Cybersafety will be emphasized as will the growing field of digital forensics; girls will get hands on experience learning how to collect and preserve digital evidence and protect computers against malicious attacks. For additional information, please contact Dr. Lee at sblee@cse.msstate.edu

Applications Here

2015 Bulldog Bytes: Cyber Dawgs I (an NSA-funded GenCyber camp)

Intended Audience: Young Men enrolled in grades 6-8 in the 2015-2016 school year.

Dates: June 7-12, 2015

Application fee: There is no fee to apply.

Tuition: For the second year in a row, selected 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. Selected participants from non-CREATE counties will receive a scholarship valued at $700, which waives all tuition and room and board for the camp.

A 5-night residential computing camp for boys in grades 6-8 (rising 6, 7, and 8th graders). The camp follows a project-based curriculum using robots and is designed to integrate Art, Computer Science and Engineering, and English to foster and strengthen computational thinking and design, programming, and communication skills.  Additionally, given the nature of the Internet in the 21st Century, Cybersafety will be emphasized and boys will have the opportunity to learn about how computer crimes are investigated. For additional information, please contact Dr. Lee at sblee@cse.msstate.edu

Applications Here

2015 Bulldog Bytes: Cyber Dawgs II (an NSA-funded GenCyber camp)

Intended Audience: Young Men enrolled in grades 9-12 in the 2015-2016 school year.

Dates: June 6-12, 2015

Application fee: There is no fee to apply.

Tuition: For the second year in a row, selected 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. Selected participants from non-CREATE counties will receive a scholarship valued at $700, which waives all tuition and room and board for the camp.

A 6-night residential computing camp for boys in grades 9-12 (rising 9, 10, 11, 12 graders). The camp follows a project-based curriculum using robots and is designed to integrate Art, Computer Science and Engineering, and English to foster and strengthen computational thinking and design, programming, and communication skills.  Additionally, given the nature of the Internet in the 21st Century, Cybersafety will be emphasized as will the growing field of digital forensics; boys will get hands on experience learning how to collect and preserve digital evidence and protect computers against malicious attacks. For additional information, please contact Dr. Lee at sblee@cse.msstate.edu

Applications Here

 QUEST

Intended Audience: Students who have completed the 11th grade and will be entering 12 grade in Fall of 2015.

Dates: July 6-24, 2015 (Housing check-in on July 5, 2015)

Tuition: $1500.00

Deadline for application: May 15, 2015

The Bagley College of Engineering Summer Research Program, QUEST, provides opportunities for gifted and talented, rising high school seniors to spend three weeks working in world-class laboratories on the campus of Mississippi State University. The program will expose students to the excitement and opportunities of a career in engineering and life on the campus of one of the top engineering colleges.  QUEST offers an innovative research opportunity designed to allow scholars a chance to increase their knowledge and understanding of engineering by participating in engineering research projects at Mississippi State University. Upon the participants’ completion of the program, scholars will have a better understanding of research and will be motivated to think about graduate school and careers in engineering. Special enrichment seminars will also be offered to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful college students and researchers.

Selection of participants is highly competitive and this unique program should not be thought of as a summer camp. Students are expected to work hard, make a contribution to the project, and participate in all seminars and other activities. Only those who exhibit the highest levels of maturity will be accepted.   For more information, please contact the Bagley College of Engineering at 662-325-2267.

QUEST Applications HERE