Summer Engineering Academies

If your student registers for multiple events, a registration fee will be collected for each event.
These camps are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

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.

Important Notes:

  • 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

All day camps are currently full. You are welcome to add your name to the waitlist.
If any of the current applicants cannot attend, you will be notified and given access to apply.

Residential Programs - Starkville

Mississippi Summer Transportation Institute

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. All participants are expected to commit to the entire two-week program.

Audience: Mississippi residents; rising 9-11 grade (8-10 grade for 2021-2022 school year) who have good grades in algebra and at least one high school science class.
Must be US resident and have state issued ID. Student ID’s can not be a substitute.

Dates: June 12 – 24

Cost: There is no charge to participants due to the generosity of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Mississippi Transportation Institute, Ergon, MSU Bagley College of Engineering, and MSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Application packet must include student application, recent report card, two recommendation letters, photo release form and waiver form.

Application Deadline: April 22
Notification of Acceptance: May 3