Summer Engineering Academies
2024 Application Opening in February
Check back in mid-January or early February to learn more about our 2024 camp offerings. To stay up to date, feel free to sign up for our email list.
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.
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.
Summer Engineering Academies in the News!
People are talking about us. Here are some stories:
- 2021 Virtual Camps (Green and Gold)
- 2020 Budget News (Alaska Public Media)
- 2020 Water Works (Green and Gold)
- 2019 Summer Engineering Academies (KTUU)
- 2018 LEGO Robotics (KTUU)
- 2016 Summer Engineering Academies (Alaska News Source)
- 2015 Wing Aerodynamics (Green and Gold)
- 2015 Robotics (Green and Gold)
- 2014 Structure Destruction (Green and Gold)
Joe Selmont, MPA
K-12 Outreach Director
UAA College of Engineering
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