Summer Engineering Academies

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Lottery Results Delayed

Due to a technical issues the release of lottery results and camp placements has been delayed.  We expect to have information out to parents no later than Wednesday, May 8.  Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Respecfully, UAA Summer Engineering Academies

2024 Application Now Open

Please visit our Application Process webpage to learn more about how to apply and the timeline for our admission lottery.


About the UAA Summer Engineering Academies

The UAA Summer Engineering Academies are a series of week-long, hands-on educational day camps in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley for students entering grades 3 through 12. 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, because we believe STEM is for everyone. The academies are made possible by generous support from ConocoPhillips Alaska, with additional support from the MTA Foundation and Siemens. 

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

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Academy Fee

Generally, each week-long camp has a fee of $225 per participant. This fee includes instruction, lunch, and materials. Some camps may cost more due to higher than average material or labor expenses. Tuition waivers are available for low-income families. We are able to keep our fee affordable and offer tuition waivers thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.  

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Sponsor Logo: ConocoPhillips Alaska
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