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Engineering Summer Camp for High School Students

Thank you for your interest in the UTSA High School Engineering Summer Camps!  This year we will be hosting 3 summer camps:

  • Summer Workshop on Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Systems
  • Python Coding Academy: Introduction to Python
  • Python Coding Academy: Intermediate Level Python

If you have any questions about these camps or need assistance applying, please email carlos.velez@utsa.edu

Summer Workshop on Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Systems

Date: June 21-25, 2021 (8:30AM- 4:30PM), via On-Line

Targeted Participants: High School students with inspiration for a career in engineering, technology, or applied sciences, with preference given to junior and seniors.

Program Funding Source: U.S. Department of Defense Manufacturing Engineering Education Program (MEEP)

Program Highlights: 

Three subjects with hands-on projects/assignments taught by UTSA engineering professors (class outline available in the application):

  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Introduction to Mechatronics
  • Introduction to Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Special presentations/talks given by technical staff from defense manufacturers such as Boeing and StandardAero.

Program Information:

This program has been made available via a three-year project funded by Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop, support and sustain a consortium of Innovation Driven Research/Education Ecosystem in Advanced Manufacturing for the Defense (I-DREAM4D) industry. The consortium is composed of five higher education institutions (UTRGV, UT Austin, UTSA, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University), national research centers, national labs, defense manufacturers, and local community colleges. The goal is to promote advanced and smart manufacturing and to support innovations with applications in defense industries. The long-term vision of the consortium is to cultivate an innovation-driven manufacturing education ecosystem with programs to recruit and educate young talents who contribute to U.S. defense manufacturing.

To Apply:

Proceed to https://tinyurl.com/EngineeringCamp1 to fill out on-line applications and upload the following documents:

  1. A one paragraph describing your inspirations within engineering and/or the qualities that will prepare you for career fields in engineering and technology.
  2. A recommendation letter from your school’s counselor

Evaluation and Acceptance:

Enrollment is limited. Evaluation of completed applications and granting of acceptance to the program will begin on April 15, 2021. The deadline for submission of application is May 1, 2021.

Registration Fee:

$25* for each student accepted to the program (paid on-line) as commitment to attend the program. (*Students from economic disadvantage families can request waiver of registration fee, with statements/notes from their counselors)

Python Coding Academy: Introduction to Python

Date: July 12-16, 2021 (8:00AM- 4:00PM), online via Zoom

Targeted Participants: High School students. No experience in coding is required.

Program Highlights: 

This virtual summer camp combines the summer camp fun with online coding lessons for high schoolers. Students can learn the fundamentals of software programs and their applications to daily life activities at this camp. Our small group summer classes for programming enable students to pick up serious coding skills in Python! Classes are highly interactive, and taught by expert, friendly instructor/s.

Participants Will:

From smartphone apps, video games, robots, and small to big businesses - the code runs the world!

  1. Give students the opportunity to learn the current in-demand skills while creating fun games, apps, and more.
  2. Provide students hands-on experience with a course in Python, with relevant in-demand applications.
  3. Get real-world experience with an introduction to computational thinking.

To Apply:

Proceed to https://tinyurl.com/EngineeringCamp2 to fill out on-line application.

Evaluation and Acceptance:

Enrollment is limited. Evaluation of completed applications and granting of acceptance to the program will begin on April 15, 2021. The deadline for submission of application is May 15, 2021 or until camp space is full.

Registration Fee:

$175 for each student accepted to the program (paid on-line) as commitment to attend the program. (*Students from economic disadvantage families can request waiver of registration fee, with statements/notes from their counselors)

Python Coding Academy: Intermediate Level Python

Date: July 26-30, 2021 (8:00AM- 4:00PM), online via Zoom

Targeted Participants: High School students. Algebra and some coding experience are preferred.

Program Highlights: 

Once the students have the basics down, we go further in this Intermediate Coding Camp in collaboration with experts from UTSA NASA CAMEE center to see how the coding knowledge applies to real-time data such as data received by NASA, daily weather data, and satellite imagery. This camp lets students put their creative hats on and explore creating more advanced Python programs with graphics.

Participants Will:

In this course, you will:

  1. Learn Data Science with more advanced coding content with real NASA data.
  2. Getting familiar with the latest Python's advanced features in analyzing and graphing data.
  3. Develop analytical skills through interactive and hands-on coding sessions.

To Apply:

Proceed to https://tinyurl.com/EngineeringCamp3 to fill out on-line application.

Evaluation and Acceptance:

Enrollment is limited. Evaluation of completed applications and granting of acceptance to the program will begin on April 15, 2021. The deadline for submission of application is May 15, 2021 or until camp space is full.

Registration Fee:

$175 for each student accepted to the program (paid on-line) as commitment to attend the program. (*Students from economic disadvantage families can request waiver of registration fee, with statements/notes from their counselors)

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