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Session Schedule

Thanks to generous support from ConocoPhillips Alaska, with additional support from the MTA Foundation and Siemens, we are excited to announce the 2022 UAA Summer Engineering Academies is returning to in-person camps at UAA's campuses in Anchorage and Mat-Su with a limited number of virtual options still available. To receive the most timely updates, join our email list

Here is the schedule for 2022. Unless otherwise noted, the camps will be held at UAA's campus in Anchorage. 

  • June 6-10
    • 3D Design and Printing (Grades 6-8) *VIRTUAL*
    • Introduction to Robotics (Grades 8-12) *MAT-SU*
    • LEGO Robotics Junior (Grades 3-4)
  • June 13-17
    • 3D Design and Printing (Grades 6-8)
    • Introduction to Robotics (Grades 8-12) *MAT-SU*
  • June 20-24
    • Tetrix Robotics (Grades 6-8)
    • Shaking Buildings (Grades 6-8)
    • Alternative Energy (Grades 5-8) *MAT-SU*
  • June 27-July 1
    • 3D Printed Robotics - 3D Printing (Grades 6-8)
    • 3D Printed Robotics - Programming (Grades 8-12)
    • LEGO Robotics (Grades 5-8)
  • July 4-8 
    • No Camps
  • July 11-15
    • Creative Coding (Grades 5-8) *VIRTUAL*
    • Minecraft Coding (Grades 8-12)
    • Wing Aerodynamics (Grades 6-8)
  • July 18-22
    • Creative Coding (Grades 6-8)
    • Structure Destruction (Grades 5-7)
    • LEGO Robotics Junior (Grades 3-4) *MAT-SU*
  • July 25-29
    • LEGO Robotics (Grades 5-8) *MAT-SU*
    • Corrosion Chemistry (Grades 6-8)
    • LEGO Robotics Junior (Grades 3-4)
  • August 1-5
    • Creative Coding (Grades 5-6)
    • Big Structure Destruction (Grades 8-12)
    • Corrosion Chemistry (Grades 6-8)

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Virtual Daily Schedule

The academies' virtual schedule is from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm, Monday to Friday, with a 30 minute break around noon for lunch. The virtual camp day is shorter than our in-person camps for one simple reason: we want to ensure that participants do not experience Zoom fatigue. This helps participants to stay engaged throughout the week — which is a good thing, because we pack a lot of fun and educational content into our virtual camps! 

When families register for virtual camps, they will receive information via email about how to access the virtual classroom and the camp materials. 

In-Person Daily Schedule

The academies' daily schedule is from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Participants must be picked up by 3:15 pm. Lunch is served around 11:15 am and provided at no extra cost to participants. We do not provide additional snacks throughout the day, though participants are welcome to bring their own snacks (excluding peanuts). A short recess period is held directly after lunch, ending at about 12:30 pm. Please ensure that participants are dressed for the weather. Participants spend the rest of the day either in their assigned classrooms or in nearby labs.

On Wednesdays, participants go on a field trip from about 10:45 am to 1:30 pm. Participants walk about 1 mile to the Gorsuch Commons for lunch. Before or after lunch, participants will also view a film at the UAA Planetarium. If participants need assistance with the walk, please inform us as soon as possible.

On Fridays, parents, friends, and family are welcome to enjoy lunch with the participants at 12:00 pm.* After lunch, we invite everyone to walk back to the assigned classroom to watch the final competitions or exhibitions held from about 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. We ask all participants to help with clean-up after the final event. There is no requirement that family be present for lunch or the competition, but we highly encourage it. 

*NOTE: We are not holding the BBQs in 2022 to minimize the spread of covid. We anticipate resuming the BBQs in 2023. 

 

Sponsor Logo: ConocoPhillips Alaska
Sponsor Logo: MTA Foundation
Sponsor Logo: Siemens