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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.

 2014 Engineering Day Camps (Please scroll down for residential programs for grades 7-12)

These Day Camps are a partnership between the Bagley College of Engineering and a leading provider of Lego Education, All About Learning.  Using Lego materials and more, participants will explore engineering and STEM concepts through a unique hands-on experience.  Each session is unique but 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.

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. 

Gears & Gadgets 1: June 9-13, 2014 9 am – noon daily (Day Camp). MSU Campus (Program Full)

Audience: Students who will be in grades 1-3 during the 2014-2015 school year.

Description: Great hands-on learning and building.  Students will creatively build and modify machines through basic engineering skills.  Content will include: Engineering Design Process, Simple Machines, Forces in Motion, Problem Solving, and Communication skills.

Cost: $140.00 – includes a snack, t-shirt and supplies

Applications are no longer being accepted. All Tuition payments are due by June 1 at the Payment Portal.

Vehicle Design: June 9 – 13, 2014; 1 pm – 4 pm daily (Day Camp). MSU Campus (Program Full)

Audience: Students who will be in grades 4-8 during the 2013-2014 school year.

Description: Students will build up to 13 different motorized vehicles capped off with a final project using unique LEGO kits.  Vehicles include everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines and more.

Cost: $140.00 – includes a snack, t-shirt and supplies

Applications are no longer being accepted. All Tuition payments are due by June 1 at the Payment Portal.

Car Wars: June 16-20, 2014; 1 pm – 4 pm  daily (Day Camp). CAVS-E Center, Canton MS. (PROGRAM FULL)

Audience: Students who will be in grades 4-8 during the 2014-2015 school year.

Description: Students will use our unique LEGO kits to build a variety of battling machines.  This is a class of exploration, problems solving, and risk-taking with a goal of learning and experimenting with how machines work and compete.
Tuition: $140.00 includes t-shirt, and supplies (includes non-refundable application fee of $25.00)

Cost: $140.00 – includes a snack, t-shirt and supplies

Applications are no longer being accepted. All Tuition payments are due by June 1 at the Payment Portal.

Wacky Wheels: June 16-20, 2014; 9am-noon  daily (Day Camp). CAVS-E Center, Canton MS. (PROGRAM FULL)

Audience: Students who will be in grades 1-3 during the 2014-2015 school year.

Description: Students will creatively build and modify different vehicles including everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines, and more using our unique LEGO kits.
Learning will include concepts of friction, forces, motion, aerodynamics, problem solving and communication.
Cost is $140.00 (including $25.00 non-refundable application fee).

Cost: $140.00 – includes a snack, t-shirt and supplies

Applications are no longer being accepted. All Tuition payments are due by June 1 at the Payment Portal.

Gears & Gadgets 2: June 23 – 27, 2014; 9 am – Noon daily (Day Camp). MSU Campus (Program Full)

Audience: Students who will be in grades 1-3 during the 2014-2015 school year.

Description: Students will build projects of slightly higher complexity suing gears and motors using unique LEGO kits.   A must for students who enjoyed Gears & Gadgets 1 (although G&G1 is not required prior).

Cost: $140.00 – includes a snack, t-shirt and supplies

Applications are no longer being accepted. All Tuition payments are due by June 1 at the Payment Portal.

Video Game Engineering 1: June 23 – 27, 2014; 9am-noon  daily (Day Camp). MSU Campus (Program Full )

Audience: Students who will be in grades 4-8 during the 2014-2015 school year.

Description: Learn how to design and modify your own exciting arcade style video games.  You’ll learn how to control characters, objects, and outcomes in your game.   You can then increase the difficulty level and add more features.  Graphics Design and Graphics animation topics will be covered.
Tuition: $150.00 includes t-shirt, and supplies (includes non-refundable application fee of $25.00)

Cost: $150.00 – includes a snack, t-shirt and supplies

Applications are no longer being accepted. All Tuition payments are due by June 1 at the Payment Portal.

Wacky Wheels: July 7-11, 2014; 9am-noon  daily (Day Camp). MSU Campus  (PROGRAM FULL)

Audience: Students who will be in grades 1-3 during the 2014-2015 school year.

Description: Students will creatively build and modify different vehicles including everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines, and more using our unique LEGO kits.
Learning will include concepts of friction, forces, motion, aerodynamics, problem solving and communication.
Cost is $140.00 (including $25.00 non-refundable application fee).

Cost: $140.00 – includes a snack, t-shirt and supplies

Applications are no longer being accepted. All Tuition payments are due by June 1 at the Payment Portal.

Car Wars: July 7-11, 2014; 1 pm – 4 pm  daily (Day Camp). MSU Campus (Program Full)

Audience: Students who will be in grades 4-8 during the 2014-2015 school year.

Description: Students will use our unique LEGO kits to build a variety of battling machines.  This is a class of exploration, problems solving, and risk-taking with a goal of learning and experimenting with how machines work and compete.
Tuition: $140.00 includes t-shirt, and supplies (includes non-refundable application fee of $25.00)

Cost: $140.00 – includes a snack, t-shirt and supplies

Applications are no longer being accepted. All Tuition payments are due by June 1 at the Payment Portal.

Engineering Frenzy A: July 14-18, 2014; 9am-noon  daily (Day Camp). MSU Campus (Program Full)

Audience: Students who will be in grades 1-4 during the 2014-2015 school year.

Description: Engineering Frenzy is a 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 6-15 cars total) using a design pamphlet for each vehicle.  Students KEEP each car they build.
Tuition: $160.00 includes t-shirt, and supplies (includes non-refundable application fee of $25.00)

Cost: $160.00 – includes a snack, t-shirt and supplies

Applications are no longer being accepted. All Tuition payments are due by June 1 at the Payment Portal.

Engineering FRENZY B: July 14 – 18, 2014; 1 pm – 4 pm  daily (Day Camp). MSU Campus (Program Full)

Audience: Students who will be in grades 4-8 during the 2014-2015 school year.

Description: Engineering Frenzy is a 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 6-15 cars total) using a design pamphlet for each vehicle.  Students KEEP each car they build.
Tuition: $160.00 includes t-shirt, and supplies (includes non-refundable application fee of $25.00)

Cost: $160.00 – includes a snack, t-shirt and supplies

Applications are no longer being accepted. All Tuition payments are due by June 1 at the Payment Portal.

Video Game Engineering 2: July 21-25, 2014; 9am-noon  daily (Day Camp). MSU Campus (Program Full)

Audience: Students who will be in grades 4-8 during the 2014-2015 school year.

Description: Learn how to design and modify your own exciting arcade style video games.  You’ll learn how to control characters, objects, and outcomes in your game.   You can then increase the difficulty level and add more features.  Graphics Design and Graphics animation topics will be covered. Participants are NOT required to complete Video Game Engineering 2.
Tuition: $150.00 includes t-shirt, and supplies (includes non-refundable application fee of $25.00)

Cost: $150.00 – includes a snack, t-shirt and supplies

Applications are no longer being accepted. All Tuition payments are due by June 1 at the Payment Portal.

FUN-gineering: July 21-25, 2014 1 pm – 4 pm daily (Day Camp)MSU Campus ( Program Full)

Audience: Students who will be in grades 4-8 during the 2014-2015 school year.

Description: Students will creatively build and modify machines applying basic engineering principles.  This session is a highly  integrated Science and Math session for those students who desire a challenge.  Concepts include: Engineering Design Process, Gears and gear ratios, simple machines, structures, forces, motion, and problems solving.

Cost: $140.00 – includes a snack, t-shirt and supplies

Applications are no longer being accepted. All Tuition payments are due by June 1 at the Payment Portal.

Residential Programs for grades 7-12

2014 Women in Action (WIA) – (Applications Closed)

Intended Audience: Young Women who will be in grades 9-12 in 2014-2015 school year

Dates: June 8-14, 2014

Total Cost: $400 (including the $25.00 non-refundable application fee).  Scholarships now available to those who are accepted into the program.

WIA Academy is a week long residential (overnight) program for young women who are enrolled in grades 9-12 for the 2014-2015 school year. The Academy introduces engineering concepts, a broad survey of engineering and science fields and includes a project based learning outcome. Participants will interact with members of SWE (Society of Women Engineers) from academia and industry. 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.

Applications are no longer being accepted. All Tuition payments are due by June 1 at the Payment Portal.

2014 BATMEN Academy(Program Full)

Intended Audience: Young men enrolled in grades 7-9 for the 2014-2015 school year.

Dates: June 22-28, 2014

Total Cost: $450 (including the $25.00 non-refundable application fee) includes all meals, housing, and supplies.

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 2014-2015 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 are no longer being accepted. All Tuition payments are due by June 1 at the Payment Portal.

2014 Engineering for Everyone (E4E) (Program Full)

Intended Audience: Rising 10-12 grade students for the 2014-2015 school year.

Dates: June 15-21, 2014

Total Cost: $200 (including the $25.00 non-refundable application fee) includes all housing. meals, and supplies.

The Engineering for Everyone program is a residential co-ed program for students who are considering a career in engineering.  Intertwining math, science and technology through the lens of engineering, participants will enjoy an active STEM learning experience.  This will be a general survey of engineering fields and projects.  Participants will interact with Faculty and members of the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Engineers, and Society of Women Engineers.
Applicants must have at least a 3.25 GPA and preference will be given to those who have scored 21 or higher on the ACT.  Application must include MCT2 scores, ACT scores (if available), and a recent transcript or report card.

Applications are no longer being accepted. All Tuition payments are due by June 1 at the Payment Portal.

2014 MSTI: Mississippi Summer Transportation Institute (PROGRAM FULL)

Intended Audience: Mississippi residents who are students enrolled in grades 9 and 10 in the 2014/2015 school year.

Application Fee: $1500.00 – all participants accepted will receive a $1500 scholarship.  Application fees are waived for the first 7 applicants

Dates: July 6-19, 2014

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.

Application are no longer being accepted.  Limited number of students will be accepted – we recommend early application.

 2014 Bulldog Bytes: Digital Divas (PROGRAM FULL)

Intended Audience: Young Women entering grades 7-9 in the 2014/2015 school year.

Dates: June 8-13, 2014

Total Cost: $1200 — All selected participants will receive a scholarship valued at $1200, which covers all tuition, supplies, and room and board.

Hosted by the MSU Art, Computer Science and Engineering, and English Departments, Bulldog Bytes:  Digital Divas is a 5-night residential computer camp for middle school girls designed to engage young women in digital design, writing and computer programming. The camp will encourage experimentation and play, aiming to foster girls’ attitudes toward and aptitudes for computing. Participants will be introduced to a number of “digital divas” on the MSU campus and in industry as well as digital tools such as WordPress, photo and video editing software, and Scratch and Snap computer programming.  Each girl will leave the camp with a digital portfolio that showcases the work that she has accomplished over the course of the week.  Each participant will also take home the Finch robot that she has learned to program, enabling her to expand on her programming skills beyond the camp and share her knowledge with others. In addition to establishing a female-focused collaborative network, girls will leave the camp with the tools and savvy to use, create, and critique computing technologies.

Application are no longer being accepted.

2014 GenCyber Summer Camp Session 1 (PROGRAM FULL)

Intended Audience: Students enrolled in grades 9-12 in the 2014/2015 school year.

Dates: June 8-14, 2014

Total Cost: $40 Application fee

The topics covered in this camp includes but not limited to: learn how cybercriminals target computer users and businesses; respond to hacker attacks; investigate cybercrime; and see a malicious computer virus in action. Students will also write programs to test and secure systems with competitive and cooperative exercises, learn about computer security and forensics careers comparable to real-world training taken by security professionals! The camp will provide on campus housing to participants along with three daily meals. The arrival times is set for Sunday evening and depart Saturday morning. There is limited funding for reimbursements on travel expenses and any questions or concerns can be directed toward Dr. Wesley McGrew at mcgrew@cse.msstate.edu or (662) 325-2422.

Application are no longer being accepted.

 

2014 GenCyber Summer Camp Session 2 (Program Full)

Intended Audience: Students enrolled in grades 9-12 in the 2014/2015 school year.

Dates: June 22-28, 2014

Total Cost: $40 Application fee

The topics covered in this camp includes but not limited to: learn how cybercriminals target computer users and businesses; respond to hacker attacks; investigate cybercrime; and see a malicious computer virus in action. Students will also write programs to test and secure systems with competitive and cooperative exercises, learn about computer security and forensics careers comparable to real-world training taken by security professionals! The camp will provide on campus housing to participants along with three daily meals. The arrival times is set for Sunday evening and depart Saturday morning. There is limited funding for reimbursements on travel expenses and any questions or concerns can be directed toward Dr. Wesley McGrew at mcgrew@cse.msstate.edu or (662) 325-2422.

Application 

2014 CyberGirls

Intended Audience: Young women entering grades 9-12 in the 2014/2015 school year. (Program Full)

Dates: July 27-August 2, 2014

Total Cost: $40 Application fee; Tuition of $1000 will be paid by scholarship for all accepted participants.

Residential program (all meals, housing and supplies included) will be an introduction to computing with a diverse experience that includes robotics, high performance computing, visualization and graphics, and computer security.  All questions or concerns can be directed to Dr. Dave Dampier at dad6@msstate.edu

Applications Closed