2019 Explore Engineering Programs
- Design a cardboard canoe, and keep it afloat in a race against your peers.
- Investigate use of drones and remote sensing.
- Create an electronic circuit.
- Study the use of biosensors in the medical field.
- Explore how controlled environment agriculture is a tool to meet the food needs of the world.
- Test your aerodynamic skills in the UA’s subsonic wind tunnel.
- Demonstrate thermal, optical and mechanical properties of various materials.
- Use a mining simulator to operate equipment.
Week 1 (featuring NeuroBytes!)
Incoming ninth- and 10th-graders (students who have completed eighth or ninth grade)
Week 2 (featuring a 3-D-printed car!)
Incoming 11th- and 12th-graders (students who have completed 10th or 11th grade)
2019 Themed Programs
Incoming 11th- and 12th-graders, and graduated seniors
Week 3: Women in Engineering
Covers all 15 UA Engineering majors and features design projects, leadership and career mentoring
- Work on a design project focused on water sustainability and rainwater harvesting at the Tucson Village Farm.
- Hear industry leaders tell their stories.
- Participate in faculty-led workshops on drones, education/career planning and other subjects.
- Learn the basics of metallurgical science through blacksmithing, and forge a modern-day tool.
Week 4: Engineering and Health
Covers medicine, medical devices, healthcare, drugs, biosensors, cancer detection and treatment, materials for synthesis, processing and fabrication
- Tour the Sarver Heart Center, and see how an artificial heart works.
- Do projects related to sports performance, concussion prevention and treatment.
- Attend demos at the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation.
- Perform chemical analysis of biological samples.
- Visit the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, and see how these methods can feed the world, sustainably.
- Tour a CEAC vegetable production greenhouse and indoor vertical farming facility; learn about sensors and measuring crop growth variables.
- Biomedical engineering
- Chemical engineering
- Environmental engineering
- Biosystems engineering
- Systems engineering
Week 5: Engineering and Technology
Covers computer technology, data systems, cybersecurity, Arduino programming, circuits, and optical fiber technologies
- Build and test electrical circuits.
- Program an Arduino to interface with the physical world.
- Create Android apps.
- Simulate a rocket factory production line.
- Use software to test and train computer vision models.
- Experiment with solid state lighting, the technology behind LED lights.
- Discuss materials in technology and how they drive technological innovations.
- Design a ceramic mug to make it stronger with materials and tests that optimize mechanical properties.
- Electrical and computer engineering
- Optical sciences and engineering
- Systems and industrial engineering
- Materials Science and Engineering
Week 6: Engineering and Living
Covers machines, robotics, aerodynamics, aircraft and spacecraft, infrastructure, construction, structural design, and metallurgy
- Tour the only student-run underground mining operation in the country.
- Use a simulator to operate mine equipment.
- Do magnetite mining, smelting and metal work projects.
- Participate in structural design competitions.
- Create a keepsake with CNC mills and lathes.
- Tour Komatsu Proving Grounds.
- Do projects involving airplanes, race cars and off-road vehicles.
- Aerospace engineering
- Architectural engineering
- Civil engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Mining engineering
SEA Campers Do Engineering
Separate online registration is required for each camp session a student plans to attend. As part of the online registration process, a series of informational and consent forms must be completed. Registration is not considered complete until all supporting documentation is received.
- Week 1: Explore Engineering 1: June 9 – June 14
Application deadline: May 26
- Week 2: Explore Engineering 2: June 16 – June 21
Application deadline: June 2
- Week 3: Women in Engineering: June 23 – June 28
Application deadline: June 9
- Week 4: Engineering and Health: July 7 – July 12
Application deadline: June 23
- Week 5: Engineering and Technology: July 14 – July 19
Application deadline: June 30
- Week 6: Engineering and Living: July 21 – July 26
Application deadline: July 7
Payment & Pricing
Explore Engineering Programs: $695, plus non-refundable service fee
Themed Programs: $795, plus non-refundable service fee
Includes meals, housing, supplies and activities.
- $100 non-refundable deposit paid upon registration
- 50% of total payment due four weeks before camp begins
- 100% of total payment due two weeks before camp begins
- No refunds if cancellation is within two weeks of camp start date
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Thanks to the generous support of SEA alumni, UA graduates, industry partners and friends of the College, we are pleased to offer scholarships to help offset the cost of registration. To be considered for a partial scholarship, please complete the online scholarship application (opens February 1). Scholarships are granted based on demonstrated financial need and student essay responses.
Scholarship applicants must first complete the online registration, including all required forms and payment of the $100 deposit.
Scholarship applications close on April 1, 2019. Award letters will be emailed to recipients during the week of April 15, 2019.
Contact Lori Huggins, SEA director, at 520.621.8103 for further information.
UA Employee Discount
Children of University of Arizona employees may qualify for a $75 registration discount, superseding the SEA scholarship process. For more information, email email@example.com.
Donors have been integral to the growth of the Summer Engineering Academy. In 2018, more than 200 students from 80 high schools in 10 states attended.
Thank You for Your 2018 Donations!
For information on how you can support the Summer Engineering Academy, please contact Lori Huggins, SEA Director, at 520.626.9858 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Become a Counselor
UA students: Spend seven weeks of your summer helping high school students pursue their engineering dreams. The application for 2019 is currently closed.
Counselor and Assistant Head Counselor
In addition to hourly earnings, counseling staff receive room and board.