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University of Arkansas Summer Engineering Camps

March 19, 2013

The dog days of summer are approaching us soon, so what better way to spend the summer. The University of Arkansas has a series of camps designed for the Engineer at heart.

This is a week-long, full-day program designed specifically for students entering the 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th grade. Students will spend the week designing, building, programming, and testing LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots. This camp is perfect for students who are interested in FIRST® LEGO League.
Space is limited! The top 48 students will be accepted based on their application. The student must be entering the 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th grade during the 2013-2014 school year.

Camp Dates and Times
• July 8-12, 2013
• 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day

• The cost is $250 for the entire week and covers snacks, lunch for each day, a t-shirt, insurance, and camp related expenses.


This program is a one-week residential engineering academy for students entering the 10th, 11th and 12th grade. Students will live on campus at the University of Arkansas.

Space is limited! Students will be selected based on their application. Students must be entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade for the 2013-2014 school year. A recommendation form from a current math or science teacher must accompany the application. Applications will not be considered without a recommendation form.

Camp Dates and Times
• July 28 – August 3, 2013
• Check-In: 12:00pm – 2:00pm on Sunday, July 28, 2013
• Check-Out: 9:00am – 11:00am on Saturday August 3, 2013

• The costs is $650 for the entire week and covers tuition, room and board, lab fees, course materials, recreational program costs, evening entertainment and field trips.
• A commitment fee of $350 is required at the time of application. Balance is due upon acceptance into the program.
• If not selected for the program, the $350 commitment fee will be refunded.
• Cancellations received after June 1, 2013 will result in a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be given after July 1, 2013.
• The program fee does not include the cost of transportation to and from the University of Arkansas or personal spending money.

Course Selection
• How’s it Done–Chemical Engineering Style (Maximum of 20 students)
• Razorback Solar Boat Competition (Maximum of 40 students)
• Computer Science/Computer Engineering (Maximum of 15 students)

Additional Camp Information
Students will be housed in a University of Arkansas residence hall. Male and female students live on separate floors in the same building. Students will be assigned roommates by the ESA staff. The residence hall is a secure building, meaning that only students with proper identification can enter the building. The residential mentors provide 24-hour supervision during the program. The residential component allows participants to get a taste of college residential life, as well as giving them the opportunity to develop lasting friendships with other students.

If you are interested in any of the summer programs listed above, please complete the online application:

Applications are due by Friday, May 10, 2013. If accepted into the summer program. Acceptance letters will be mailed by Friday, May 17, 2013. Program fees are due upon acceptance into the program. Scholarships are available and are sponsored by various engineering departments. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need, as long as funds are available. The scholarship application can be found at the following:

Click to access NeedBasedScholarshipApplication2013.pdf

For more information regarding the summer programs at the University of Arkansas, you can find on their website at

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