Summer Engineering Academies

2018 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.

Engineering Day Camps
These day camps are a partnership between the Bagley College of Engineering and a leading provider of Early Engineering Education. 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 21 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.

Bully's Coding Academy

Registration is now full, but the waitlist is now open.

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-7, 8-12

Dates: June 4-8
Times: 9 a.m. – Noon (Grades 3-7)
Times: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Grades 8-12)

Total Cost: $275
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, and snacks)

Participants will assemble, design, and modify their own robots. They will learn how to control characters, objects, outcomes, and how to design apps using web applications. The students will learn several in demand programming languages as they learn to code through real world and hands-on software development training.  Also, the students will be introduced to  the importance of cyber security and computer ethics. The students will need to bring a flash drive to save their application on and use at home. Please include a copy of a recent report card (since January 1, 2018) when mailing the photo release form.

Machines & Things

Audience: Students currently in grades 1-5

Dates: June 11-15
Times: 9 a.m. – Noon

Total Cost: $250
(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.

Cartoons & Castles

Audience: Students currently in grades 1-5

Dates: June 18-22
Times: 9 a.m. – Noon

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

Participants will use basic engineering principles to design their favorite cartoon character and castle. Students will use problem solving skills to interpret schematics and gain a better understanding of the design process. This camp offers critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and builds 21st century skills with engaging learning. 

Rescue Heroes

Audience: Students currently in grades 1-5

Dates: June 18-22
Times: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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

Participants will use their imaginations to build and engineer structures as well as vehicles used by their favorite heroes. This camp offers basic engineering concepts, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and builds 21st century skills with engaging learning. 

Construction Site - Canton, MS

Audience: Students currently in grades 1-6

Dates: July 9-13
Times: 9 a.m. – Noon 

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

Participants will build the machines that build the world! They will dig, demolish, and design their way to success discovering the functions of heavy equipment used in the world of construction. Big Machines become simple machines as they learn why the basics of algebra, geometry, and other math principles are so important in a big machine job. This camp offers basic engineering concepts, structures, forces, motion, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and builds 21st century skills with engaging learning.

Pullback Car Frenzy - Canton, MS

Audience: Students currently in grades 1-8

Dates: July 9-13
Times: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

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

Pullback Car Frenzy is an enrichment course designed to stimulate problem solving and creativity using new and innovative ideas. This course is jam packed with science! Students will build numerous cars (ranging from 6 to 10) using a design pamphlet for each vehicle. This camp offers basic engineering concepts, forces, motion, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and builds 21st century skills with engaging learning.

Residential Programs for Grades 7-12

Mississippi Summer Transportation Institute

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

Dates: June 10-June 23

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

BATMEN Academy

Intended Audience: Young men enrolled in grades 7-9 for the 2018-19 school year.

Dates: July 8-13

Total Cost: $575
(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 2018-2019 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, reference letters, and personal essay. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 for consideration.

WONDER Women Academy

Intended Audience: Young women enrolled in grades 6-8 for the 2018-2019 school year.

Dates: July 15-20

Total Cost: $575
(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.