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Engineering Camp

A Hands-On Experience in STEM

Dates: June 3-7 and June 17-21, 2019

Grades: Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grades

Cost: $650 Residential / $350 Commuter   What's included in the cost?

Registrations Due: May 1, 2019

Engineering Camp is designed for students who show a great interest in mathematics and science and have a desire to further their knowledge in those areas. The goal of the camp is to offer an environment in which students can experience engineering firsthand and to expose them to the different types of engineering (i.e. chemical, geological, etc.) and careers available in these fields. Time will also be devoted to exploring the rewards and challenges associated with the study of STEM.

This camp may appeal to: students who enjoy math, programming, hands-on projects, tinkering, looking into careers such as geological, mechanical, and chemical engineering, robotics, or software development.

Sponsoring Department: School of Engineering

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.
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-12:00 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 our middle school residence halls 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: Click “Add Camp to Cart.”
    • Step 3: Enter the Student’s Information and click “Continue.”
    • Step 4: 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 5: Enter the Parent/Guardian and Emergency Contact 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 case emergency or medical attention is required, 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 (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
      • Shot records with the last Tetanus Immunization or Booster Shot, and
      • 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