Introduction to Engineering

Introduction to Engineering

Dates: May 31 – June 5, 2020

Grades: Rising 9th - 12th grades

Cost: $700 Residential / $400 Commuters   What's included in the cost?

Registrations Due: May 1, 2020

Introduction to Engineering is designed for students who show a great interest in mathematics and science and have a desire to further their knowledge in those areas. Throughout the week the students will experience engineering firsthand and will be exposed to the different types of engineering (i.e. chemical, geological, etc.) and careers available in these fields. Each day will focus on a different area of engineering and challenge the students during actual labs taught at the University of Mississippi.

Sponsoring Department: School of Engineering and Office of Pre-College Programs

Camp Type: 1 Week Residential or Commuter, non-credit

Seats Available: 24 max

Eligibility

  • Be in good academic and conduct standing at the time of admission. The school can be public, private, parochial, or even home educated.
  • Complete the online application.

This camp is a CREATE-eligible camp.
If you are a resident of Lee, Pontotoc, or Union counties, you are eligible for a scholarship made available through the CREATE Foundation. Scholarships cover the entire cost of attending select camps. Each individual may qualify for only one scholarship per summer.

To register with a scholarship, please contact our office directly to obtain a scholarship code and verify your residency. You can reach us during business hours at: (662) 915-7621.

Day of the Week
(Summer 2018 TBD)
Morning Activities
8:00am – 12:00pm
Afternoon Activities
1:00pm – 4:30pm
Sunday   Move-In, Orientation
Monday    
Tuesday    
Wednesday    
Thursday    
Friday   Move-Out

Daily Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Move-in for residential students will be the Sunday prior to the camp’s beginning. Details will be sent by email two weeks beforehand.

Lunch will be provided at Rebel Market for all students.

Residential students will live in the Residential College South, supervised by live-in counselors. All counselors are undergraduate students trained in the supervision of minors and background-checked. Evening recreational activities may include use of the campus recreational center, board games, and trips to locations on campus or in town.

Dr. Erik Hurlen

Dr. Erik Hurlen received a B.Sc. in Mathematical Physics from Simon Fraser University (in Canada), and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California San Diego. After graduation, he spent one year working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (the French version of NASA) just outside Paris, France, studying the aerodynamics of future rocket designs. He then returned to the United States and began his teaching career at various community colleges in the San Diego area. In 2014 Dr. Hurlen accepted a position as an Instructional Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Mississippi, and has been helping out with the summer Engineering camps for the past three years.

Tiffany Gray

Tiffany Gray started working at The National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) as soon as she graduated from college in 2006. She decided she wanted to be able to play with all of the fun toys that were in the labs, so she worked there while going back to school and got her B.A. in Mathematics in 2012. This gave her the all-important STEM background and allowed her to do actual lab work and help out with field work.

In June of 2012 Tiffany and her boss, Dr. James Chambers, teamed up with The Center for Mathematics and Science Education to start a half-day engineering camp. This camp was so successful that it moved to a full day and they started working with Pre-College Programs. Tiffany now runs multiple weeks of Engineering Camp, STEM Camps for Boys and Girls, Programming Camps, and Gaming camps. During the academic year, Tiffany works with Pre-College Programs to help run their STEM-related academic competitions.

Registration for a camp or program is a two-part process – the online registration form and additional documentation. Both parts must be submitted to our office before a student is confirmed for enrollment in the program.

  • Register Online
    • Step 1: Go to the online registration portal.
    • Step 2: Select the appropriate options and click “Add Event to Cart.”
    • Step 3: Review your Cart Information and click “Checkout.”
    • Enter your email address and click “Continue Unregistered.”
    • Select the appropriate payment method and follow the prompts to complete the payment transaction. If you have a discount/scholarship code, you can enter it on the right side of the page and click “Apply.”
    • Step 4: Enter the Student’s Information, Parent/Guardian, Emergency Contact, and additional information. Click “Submit.” You will receive an emailed receipt and confirmation of registration. Please retain a copy of this receipt for your reference and tax purposes.
  • Submit Medical Form
    • We value the safety and well-being of all our participating students. In the event that any emergency or medical attention arises, ALL camps and programs require parents to submit medical forms on behalf of the student. Please DO NOT forget to return this form to our office as this will hold up the registration process for your student. If you have already submitted the medical form for a camp this summer, you will not have to submit it again. We do not retain medical documentation from previous summers.
    • Step 1: Download and complete the Summer Medical Form (PDF link at top of page) with the appropriate student and parent information.
    • Step 2: Attach a copy of:
      • Student’s insurance card,
      • Parent’s driver’s license
      • Any other medical documents needed to seek treatment
    • Step 3: Send the form and attachments to our office at: Outreach and Continuing Education, Office of Pre-College Programs, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848.
    • For the security of you and your student’s information, please do not email or fax medical forms to our office. We request that you mail or bring the forms to our office.
  • Submit Agreement
    • The Office of Pre-College Programs has set guidelines and rules in place for the safety of the students participating in our camps and programs. Please review these guidelines and rules and discuss with your student(s) before the first day of the program. The Agreement Form is available at the top of the page.

For additional information, please contact:

  • Address: Outreach and Continuing Education, Office of Pre-College Programs, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848
  • Phone: (662) 915-7621
  • Fax: (662) 915-1535
  • Email: precollege@olemiss.edu