K-12 Camps

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K-12 Camps

Are you interested in engineering? Do you want to experience life as a Mizzou Engineering student? Then Mizzou Engineering has a camp experience for you! Camps are offered for students as young as kindergarten all the way through high School.

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High School Summer Camp

Are you interested in engineering? Do you want to experience life as a Mizzou Engineering student? Then Mizzou Engineering’s High School Summer Camp is for you!

Hear presentations from each of the College’s departments and work on hands-on projects designed to give students a taste of what each discipline specializes in. These projects include building balsa wood bridges, designing and creating super balls, building soda-bottle rockets, constructing circuits, coding on computers and more.

You’ll also receive the full Mizzou campus experience, staying in the dorms and getting a taste of what MU’s campus dining options have to offer. You’ll also have the chance to make good use of the pool facilities at the rec center and several other campus activities.

Contact:

Academic Programs and Student Success

Victor Bradford

573-884-3403

bradfordvi@missouri.edu

The following criteria must be fulfilled to complete your electronic application for the 2018 MU Engineering Summer Camp.

  • You must be entering your sophomore, junior or senior high school year for the upcoming school year in order to apply.
  • You should have completed
    • 1 or more laboratory science courses, and
    • at least 2 units of high school mathematics.
  • After completing the online form, the following also must be submitted electronically:
    • a copy of your unofficial or official school transcript along with your registration form.
    • a recommendation letter from your guidance counselor or a teacher.
  • Acceptance will be based on transcripts and your recommendation letter.
  • Applicants will be notified by email about acceptance.
  • Upon notification of acceptance the student will need to send additional documents and $500 registration fee.

Register here.

Diversity scholarships are available to students who qualify.

If you are seeking a Diversity Scholarship, you must also submit a 1-page (typed, double-spaced) essay expressing your interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and why you want to participate in the MU Engineering Summer Camp.

Qualifications:

  • General summer camp eligibility requirements apply.
  • Must be a member of an underrepresented minority group: Hispanic-American, American Indian/Native Alaskan or African-American.
  • Receipt of a Diversity Scholarship will be based on transcripts, your essay, your recommendation letter and the total number of scholarship applicants.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail about receiving a Diversity Scholarship.
  • Upon students acceptance of the Diversity Scholarship the scholar will still be required to send additional documents; a waiver of the $500 registration fee will be processed after acceptance is confirmed.

To submit your essay

When you apply for the Mizzou Engineering High School Summer Camp, select “yes” under “Are you applying for a diversity scholarship to attend?” You will receive instructions on how to upload your essay for a diversity scholarship.

Can’t submit online?

Online uploads will expedite the processing of your application. If you are unable to submit your document(s) online, you may mail physical documents to:

Mizzou College of Engineering
Attn: Summer Camp
W1025 Lafferre Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Program fee is $500 *paid upon acceptance to the program

Camp registration will be on Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (the first day of camp).

Parents and visitors are welcome to take campus tours during registration.

 

Cancellation policy

The University of Missouri reserves the right to cancel programs in the event of insufficient registrations, severe weather or natural disaster. In the event of program cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately and all fees will be returned in full. If you wish to cancel your registration, you must do so 2 weeks before the first day of your chosen session. No refunds will be available after that date.

Come see how your math and science talents can pave the way for a rewarding career in engineering.

  • Hands-on lab experiments
  • Team design projects and competitions
  • Campus life and new friends
  • Industry tours
  • Opportunities to earn Mizzou Engineering scholarships

Program

You’ll spend your summer camp mornings learning about engineering disciplines from leaders in their fields, while rubbing elbows with some of the brightest students in the nation. You’ll gain practical engineering experience during lab and industry visits in the afternoon, and test your skills in friendly student competitions during the evening.

Your introduction to Mizzou and the world of engineering will include plenty of challenges and a lot of fun.

Typical day

  • 8: a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Hands-on activities in engineering departments and laboratories
    • Industry Tours
  • Evening
    • Design projects
    • Other fun campus activities

 

Conclusion of Camp

  • Friday morning we invite parents to come watch our competition testing along with the awards ceremony.
  • Camp will conclude on Friday at noon.
  • Students will be picked up at the residence hall (dorm) by 1 p.m.

Lego Camp

Come learn about science, engineering, life sciences and communication skills by building and programming robots using the LEGO NXTs through fun, hands-on, real-world, problem-solving activities. Children with different ability levels can gain experience relating concepts of science, technology and engineering to everyday life.

Students will:

  • work in small teams to design and build working robots
  • program robots to perform tasks
  • work on independent and team projects that foster learning
  • work on communication and presentation skills

Contact:

Heather Ralph

(573) 882-4765

Solving problems beyond classroom experience

Each child is encouraged to work within his/her own abilities as they explore engineering and its underlying principles. Your child will gain skills that cannot be easily acquired in a classroom setting including learning the engineering design process as a way to solve problems involving real-world, hands-on projects.

Camp instructors are engineering students with professional experience in robotics. They will be on hand for direction and assistance throughout the day to ensure your child has a positive and enjoyable experience. The ratio of staff to campers is low so that we can offer each student individualized attention.

Robotic interaction is exciting and unique field with many opportunities. The LEGO Robotics Camp is a chance for students to participate in individual and small-team design projects while fostering an understanding of the engineering design process. Several open-ended engineering challenges are presented throughout the camps.

No experience necessary

No prior experience with LEGO or LEGO NXT is needed to attend part 1 of our camps. However, only children that have attended part 1 can register for parts 2 and 3.

Although the program is educational, we want the children to enjoy themselves and have fun. Activity themes are designed to be of interest to the age groups that attend each camp. Activities are structured to encourage students to make connections with other campers.

Impact since 2006: 1,074 grade 2-7 students

Space is limited to 15 kids and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Time for all camps: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cost:

2-day camps: $125 (includes lunch, CD and insurance)

3-day camps: $200 (includes lunch, CD and insurance)

No scholarships are available at this time.

 

2018 Camp dates coming soon!

Registration Form

Contact

573-884-1907
muecs@missouri.edu

Impact since 2006: 1,074 grades 2-7 students

Space is limited to 15 kids and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Time for all camps: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost:

2-day camps: $175 (lunch, CD and insurance included)

3-day camps: $300 (lunch, CD and insurance included)

No scholarships are available at this time.

REGISTRATION FORM (PDF)

Contact

573-884-1907
muecs@missouri.edu

Impact since 2006: 1,074 grades 2-7 students

Space is limited to 15 kids and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Time for all camps: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost:

2-day camps: $175 (lunch, CD and insurance included)

3-day camps: $300 (lunch, CD and insurance included)

No scholarships are available at this time.

REGISTRATION FORM (PDF)

Contact

573-884-1907
muecs@missouri.edu

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