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2016 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.

2016 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: May 30 – June 3
Time: 9 am – Noon

Total Cost: $160
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, 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, 2016) when mailing the photo release form.

Application opens March 1

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Pullback Frenzy B

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-7

Dates: May 30 – June 3
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm

Total Cost: $160
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, 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, 2016) when mailing the photo release form.

Application opens March 1

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Space Case

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-7

Dates: June 13-17
Time: 1 pm-4 pm

Total Cost: $160
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, 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, 2016) when mailing the photo release form.

Application opens March 1

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Rescue Heroes

Audience: Students currently in grades K-2

Dates: June 13-17
Time: 9 am – noon

Total Cost: $160
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, 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, 2016) when mailing the photo release form.

Application opens March 1

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Farmland

Audience: Students currently in grades 2-6

Farm-themed program will include elements to help the students explore both the old and new farm techniques. This program will incorporate the S.T.E.A.M. elements in learning and utilizing 21st Century learning skills. The students will learn about various types of farm machines along with technologies that are used in construction, building and storage. Students will explore the movement of commodities and how various methods increase efficiencies, along with need for the most advanced equipment. Tools and animals are discussed and incorporated in the lesson plans to create a great time of learning and fun!

Application opens March 1

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Construction 2N1

Audience: Students currently in grades K-7

Dates: June 20-24
Times:
K-2: 9 am – Noon
3-7: 1 pm – 4 pm

Total Cost: $160
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, 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, 2016) when mailing the photo release form.

Application opens March 1

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Video Game 101

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-7

Dates: July 18-22
Time: 9 am – noon

Total Cost: $175
(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 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, 2016) when mailing the photo release form.

Application opens March 1

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Video Game 2N1

Audience: Students currently in grades 4-12

Dates: July 25-29
Times:
4-8: 9 am – Noon
9-12: 1 pm – 4 pm

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, 2016) when mailing the photo release form.

Application opens March 1

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Construction A in Canton, MS

Audience: Students currently in grades K-2

Dates: June 27 – July 1
Time: 9 am – Noon

Total Cost: $175
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, and snacks)
Students take home all 6-10 cars 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, 2016) when mailing the photo release form.

Application opens March 1

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Construction B in Canton, MS

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-7

Dates: June 27 – July 1
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm

Total Cost: $175
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, and snacks)
Students take home all 6-10 cars 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, 2016) when mailing the photo release form.

Application opens March 1

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Residential Programs for grades 7-12

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

2016 BATMEN Academy

Intended Audience: Young men enrolled in grades 7-9 for the 2016-17 school year.

Dates: July 10-15

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 2016-17 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 opens March 1

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2016 WONDER Women Academy

Intended Audience: Young women enrolled in grades 6-8 for the 2016-17 school year.

Dates: July 25-29

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 opens March 1

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