Summer Engineering Academies

2019 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 - Starkville

These Day Camps are a partnership between Chevron’s C.R.E.A.T.E. program and the Bagley College of Engineering. Using legos and hands-on materials, participants will explore engineering and STEM concepts through a unique mind and 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 and all required documents are turned in. All sessions are held in McCain Hall on the MSU campus unless otherwise indicated. If participants withdraw or cancel after May 24 no tuition refunds will be issued.

Important Notes:

  • If your child is a resident of Oktibbeha, Lowndes, Noxubee, or Clay counties, they may qualify for a scholarship which would allow them to attend one of our summer day camps listed below for FREE. There are a limited number of scholarships available and not all applicants will receive a scholarship. The parents/guardians of the selected recipients will be notified by email.
  • Each course has very limited space and will fill quickly. We must receive your completed application & 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

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-8

Dates: May 27-31
Times: 9 a.m. – Noon (Grades 3-5)
Times: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Grades 6-8)

Total Cost: $275
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, and snacks)
Participants will be notified via email by April 19 if they have received a scholarship to cover their day tuition.

Application Deadline: April 26
Fee Deadline: April 26

Participants will design and modify their own robots and arcade style video games. They will learn how to control characters, objects, and outcomes in their game and then increase difficulty level and add more features. 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 need to bring a flash drive to save their game on and use at home. Please include a copy of a recent report card (since January 1, 2019) when mailing the photo release form.

Elementary Engineering

Audience: Students currently in grades 1-5

Dates: June 10-14
Times: 9 a.m. – Noon

Total Cost: $200
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, and snacks)
Participants will be notified via email by May 10 if they have received a scholarship to cover their day camp tuition.

Application Deadline: May 17
Fee Deadline: May 17

Students will creatively build and modify machines applying basic engineering principles. This in an integrated science and math class.

Space Wars

Audience: Students currently in grades K-2

Dates: June 10-14
Times: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Total Cost: $200
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, and snacks)
Participants will be notified via email by May 10 if they have received a scholarship to cover their day camp tuition.

Application Deadline: May 17
Fee Deadline: May 17

The sky is no limit for your future engineers as they journey from earth to outer space and beyond. We’ll help them blaze a trail to develop architecture, design, problem-solving and team building skills while we drive home key STEM elements and reinforce the importance of simple machines.

Super Hero Camp

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-8

Dates: June 24-28
Times: 9 a.m. – Noon (Grades 3-5)
Times: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Grades 6-8)

Total Cost: $200
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes tuition, supplies, a t-shirt, and snacks)
Participants will be notified via email by May 10 if they have received a scholarship to cover their day camp tuition.

Application Deadline: May 17
Fee Deadline: May 17

Students will have fun creating builds with their favorite super heroes while using problem solving skills and creativity. STEM concepts & simple machines will be used in daily discussions to connect learning to creative builds and create and create an enjoyable learning experience for participants.


Engineering Day Camps - On The Coast

These Day Camps are a partnership between Chevron’s C.R.E.A.T.E. program, the Bagley College of Engineering and The Fab Lab. Using hands-on materials, participants will explore engineering and STEM concepts through a unique mind and hands-on experience. Each session will rely on the principles of the Engineering Design Process as presented in an engaging forum.

All sessions will be held on the coast (Moss Point, Pascagoula, and Vancleave). If participants withdraw or cancel after May 24 no tuition refunds will be issued.

If your child is a resident of Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Hancock, George and Stone counties, they may qualify for a scholarship which would allow them to attend one of our summer camps for FREE. There are a limited number of scholarships available and not all applicants will receive a scholarship. The parents/guardians of the selected recipients will be notified by email.

Moss Point - Coding

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-12

Dates: May 28-31
Times: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Total Cost: $100

Application Deadline: April 26

Moss Point - Robotics

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-12

Dates: June 25-28
Times: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Total Cost: $100

Application Deadline: April 26

Pascagoula - Coding

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-12

Dates: June 3-7
Times: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Total Cost: $100

Application Deadline: April 26

Pascagoula - Robotics

Audience: Students currently in grades 3-12

Dates: July 22-26
Times: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Total Cost: $100

Application Deadline: April 26

Vancleave - Girls in STEM

Audience: Girls currently in grades 3-12

Dates: June 10-14
Times: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Total Cost: $100

Application Deadline: April 26


Residential Programs - Starkville

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 2-14

Total Cost: There is no charge to participants due to the generosity of the Mississippi Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.

Application Deadline: April 22
Notification of Acceptance: May 10

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.

Bulldog Bytes Digital Divas

Audience: Middle school girls who will be enrolled in grades 6, 7, or 8 in the 2019-2020 school year.

Dates: July 21-25
This is a residential camp.

Total Cost: $500

Participants in this 4-night residential camp will learn computer programming and engineering design in addition to cybersecurity. All learning modules have a hands-on learning activity associated to facilitate a learner-centered environment. Industry speakers will collectively introduce students to computing careers.

Contact: Dr. Vemitra White, 662.325.8277bagleysummer@gmail.com

BATMEN Academy

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

Dates: July 7-12

Total Cost: $575
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes all meals, housing, and supplies)
Participants will be notified by June 7 if they have received a scholarship.

Application Deadline: May 17
Notification of Acceptance: June 7

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.

Important Note: If your child is a resident of Lowndes, Oktibbeha Noxubee, Clay, Jefferson, Jackson, Hancock, George, Stone, Lee, Union, or Pontotoc counties, they may qualify for a scholarship which would allow them to attend one of our residential summer camps listed below for FREE. There are a limited number of scholarships available and not all applicants will receive a scholarship. Although your child may be from one of the counties listed above THAT DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY mean that he/she will receive a scholarship. The scholarships are NEED based and our office will notify the parents/guardians if their child has been selected to receive a scholarship by June 7. The parents/guardians of the selected recipients will be notified via email. Each course has very limited space and will fill quickly. We must receive your application AND application fee to be considered for admittance.

WONDER Women Academy

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

Dates: July 14-19

Total Cost: $575
(includes $25 non-refundable application fee; also includes all meals, housing, and supplies)
Participants will be notified by June 7 if they have received a scholarship.

Application Deadline: May 17
Notification of Acceptance: June 7

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 packet must include recent transcripts, reference letters, and personal essay.

Important Note: If your child is a resident of Lowndes, Oktibbeha Noxubee, Clay, Jefferson, Jackson, Hancock, George, Stone, Lee, Union, or Pontotoc counties, they may qualify for a scholarship which would allow them to attend one of our residential summer camps listed below for FREE. There are a limited number of scholarships available and not all applicants will receive a scholarship. Although your child may be from one of the counties listed above THAT DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY mean that he/she will receive a scholarship. The scholarships are NEED based and our office will notify the parents/guardians if their child has been selected to receive a scholarship by June 7. The parents/guardians of the selected recipients will be notified via email. Each course has very limited space and will fill quickly. We must receive your application AND application fee to be considered for admittance.