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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.

 

Bulldog Bytes Summer Day Camp for Girls

Audience: Students who have completed grades 3-5

Dates: June 20 – 23
Time: 9 am – 2 pm
Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Columbus MS
Deadline for application receipt is May 20 2016.

Girls who have completed grades 3, 4, and 5 will learn computer programming using Snap! and a Finch robot. Through games, girls will learn about the importance of privacy online and the dangers they might encounter when using the Internet.  They will create a web page with internet safety hints that they can share with friends and family.  

Apply here.

 

Pullback Frenzy A

Audience: Students currently in grades K-2

Dates: May 31 – 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.

Apply here.

 

Pullback Frenzy B

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-7

Dates: May 31 – 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.

Apply here.

 

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.

Apply here.

 

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.

Apply here.

 

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.

Apply here.

 

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.

Apply here.

 

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.

Apply here.

 

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.

Apply here.

 

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.

Apply here.

 

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 10-16

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.

Apply here.

 

2016 WONDER Women Academy

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

Dates: July 24-28

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.

Apply here.

 

2016 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 19 – July 2

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 May 16th.

Application is closed.

 

Bulldog Bytes GenCyber Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students

The camp curriculum is for beginner and intermediate computer and cyber learners, so applications that demonstrate students have an interest in, but limited experience with, computer science will be given preference.

Dates:

  • Cyber Dawgs, High School Boys: July 17-21
  • Cyber Dawgs, Middle School Boys: July 17-21
  • Digital Divas, High School Girls: July 10-14
  • Digital Divas, Middle School Girls: July 10-14

Total Cost: Free

A 4-night residential GenCyber computing camp. The camp is built around a project-based curriculum, believing that play, inquiry, teamwork, and problem solving are important aspects of learning environments. In girls-only and boys-only residential programs, campers (1) will learn about cyber security through hands-on independent and team modules, (2) will learn about digital forensics with hands on case study projects, (3) will learn to program using robots, (4) will have the opportunity to hear from and speak with people working in computing careers, and (5) will learn to work together in teams to implement project designs and solve problems. All campers will take a robot home with them at the end of the camp.

Timeline:

  • Applications due: April 1
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 1
  • Acceptance Package Paperwork due: May 15

(Teachers: See our GenCyber Teacher Workshop. Preference given to teachers who have students attending the GenCyber computing camps.)

Application is closed.