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K-12 Camps


K-12 Camp Opportunities

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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Grades: K-5  Dates: Spring/Summer/Fall

STEM Cubs is a free engineering day camp on the University of Missouri’s campus at the College of Engineering. The program emphasizes the importance of exploratory and experiential learning. STEM Cubs seeks to engage elementary-aged students from underrepresented and low-income backgrounds in activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. A collaboration between the College of Engineering, College of Education, and the Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity’s Access and Leadership Development unit, STEM Cubs takes place three times a year: summer, fall, and spring. Space is limited, with applications available one month before each camp.

Contact: Tojan Rahhal
Cost: Free
Registration: Contact Tojan Rahhal for details

Balsa Bridge Middle School Competition

Grades: 6-8  

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

Building model bridges promotes the study and application of physics and engineering and help students develop “hands-on” skills. Participating students get to experience what it is to be an engineer, designing structures to a set of specifications and then see them perform their function. Bring your team and build the lightest bridge capable of supporting the heaviest load. Teams design, build and load-test a 36” scaled bridge using balsa wood and wood glue. Teams will be made up of 4-5 students who will design, construct and test the bridge at MU College of Engineering.

Contact: Aaron Saucier, MizzouBridgeCorps@missouri.edu, (573)882-6084
Sponsored by: University of Missouri College of Engineering
Registration: engineering.missouri.edu/mizzoubridgecorps

Lego Camps

Grades: K-9  Dates: July 13-15 and August 10-12

Learn science, engineering, life sciences and communication skills by building and programming robots using the LEGO EV3s in fun, hands-on, real-world problem solving activities. Instructors are engineering students with professional experience in robotics. Students will learn by working in small teams to design and build working robots and program them to perform tasks. Children are grouped based on grade level. No prior experience with LEGO or LEGO EV3 is necessary.

Contact: Heather Ralph, ralphhm@missouri.edu
Cost: $125 for two-day camps, $200 for three-day camps. Includes lunch, CD and insurance.
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

High School Camp

Grades: 10-12  Dates: July 8-13 Session 1, July 15-20 Session 2

Are you interested in engineering? Do you want to experience life as a Mizzou Engineering student? Then the Mizzou Engineering High School Summer Camp is for you! Hear presentations from each of the 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 will also receive the full Mizzou campus experience, staying in the dorms and getting a taste of what our campus dining options have to offer. You will also have the chance to make good use of the pool facilities at the rec center and several other campus activities.

Contact: Victor Bradford, bradfordvi@missouri.edu 
Cost: $500

Registration and find more info here.

Summers @ Mizzou: Network Forensics for Hacker Trackers

Ages: 14-18  Dates: July 15-19

Do you like playing detective for investigating cyber attacks? Are you interested in learning tools and coding for detecting cyber attacks and developing cool visualizations to track cyber attacks? Here you will assume the role of expert witnesses by conducting a network forensics investigation to catch cyber-criminals who were attacking a “Good online gaming” company. You will learn coding with a database and analyze attacks with tools such as Wireshark and Snort. You will also collect evidence to demonstrate to the jury the geographical location of the “cyber-criminal mafia” and the extent of damage caused for compensation.

Contact: Prasad Calyam,  or Teresa Bishop at 573-884-0554,
Cost: $600 before June 1, $370 for commuter only (scholarships available)
Registration: Open until June 1 or camp is full.

Merit Badge Day

Grades: Scouts of all ages  Dates: September 29

The College of Engineering is co-sponsoring the Mizzou Merit Badge University 2018 with the Great Rivers Council Boy Scouts of America. There will be more than 1,000 scouts on the Mizzou campus on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Scouts of all ages from the state of Missouri and beyond will learn a variety of subjects from counselors (instructors).

Contact: David Harris, 573-999-7525,  or Nicole Fickel, 573-884-7004,
Cost: $22
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Registration: opens June 1, more info click here

Annual Robotics Design Challenge

Robotics Design Challenge is an event for K-8 youth, where they build LEGO-robots with a variety of sensors, and program them to accomplish a given task.

2019 Date TBA

Daughter Engineering Day

Students and families will learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) career possibilities, participate in hands-on engineering activities, interact with the Society of Women Engineers and COE faculty.

2019 Date TBA

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