Summer Engineering Academies

Summer Engineering Academies


2021 Program Has Concluded!

Thank you to our participants, families, and sponsors ConocoPhillips Alaska and MTA Foundation for another summer of STEM learning and fun. Over the course of eight weeks, we offered 14 STEM-themed camps to over 200 K-12 students from across Alaska. We will begin planning for next summer during January of 2022, and we aim to announce next summer's lineup in February of 2022. 


About the UAA Summer Engineering Academies

The UAA Summer Engineering Academies are a series of week-long, hands-on instructional sessions for students entering grades 3 through 12 in Anchorage and Mat-Su. Each academy is designed to encourage interest in and provide exposure to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The academies also seek to support historically underserved and underrepresented students.

The academies are divided into 1-week sessions for elementary, middle, and high school students. Each week explores a different topic, including robotics, computer programming, structures, and other engineering fundamentals. Each session is designed to be fun and educational, with ample support provided by the College of Engineering's faculty and staff, who serve as Lead Instructors, and engineering students, who serve as Assistant Instructors. On average, there are 7 students per staff member, allowing for a great deal of one-on-one and small group support. 

Above all, the academies prioritize learning, fun, and safety

Academy Fee

For our standard in-person camps, each week-long academy session has a fee of $250 per participant. This fee includes instruction, lunch, and materials. The fee for virtual camps is $100 per participant. Fee waivers are available for students with financial need.

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Contact Us

Joe Selmont, Director
Summer Engineering Academies
Ph: 907.786.1910 

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