Mechanical Science & Engineering Camp

The 2020 Camp Application is Currently Closed.
Please contact us with any questions.

For rising 11th – 12th graders

  • July 12th – 18th, 2020

  • July 19th – 25th, 2020 [EAGER]

Mechanical Engineering is all about building things! Mechanical engineers understand how machines work and how to design and construct new ones to solve challenging problems in the world. This camp will explore many of the exciting new topics in mechanical engineering, such as:

• constructing 3D printers to make things.
• building robots to explore and clean up hazardous waste.
• creating prosthetics to help injured people walk again, and
• making water treatment systems that run on sunlight for the developing world.

Campers will get hands-on experience building and designing machines that make the world a better place, using all their creativity and problem-solving skills. The camp will also include field trips to on-site labs and nearby research and manufacturing companies.

Camp Coordinators:

Joe Muskin is the Education Coordinator for the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering. He has extensive experience teaching science and developing inquiry-based science and engineering lessons for all ages. Joe received the Distinguished Informal Science Educator Award in 2013 from the National Science Teaching Association for his outstanding educational outreach work.

From previous years:

**NOTE: EAGER camps aim to increase the number of women and gender non-binary students pursuing STEM majors and careers. These groups have been traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, and the absence of their talents is a detriment to the field overall. EAGER camps provide a safe environment to build a community of peers and mentors who empower one another to be confident in their exploration of STEM. All individuals are welcome to apply.

“The 3D Printing activity took the whole week. I thought it was a very interesting concept and I loved learning about how it worked and how to make it work. I really liked how we could be so hands-on with the project; the professors and the grad students didn’t control all our work and we could be kind of free with how we did things.” ~2019 MechSE camper