Engineering Academy: Session A

SUMMER ACADEMY REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEBRUARY 23, 2016.

Explore the world of engineering in this exciting, hands-on camp! Discover the variety of different roles that engineers play in the world, and see many of the fields engineering can be applied to, including architecture, transportation and aerospace. We'll learn the basics of mechanical, structural, electrical, and control system engineering, and discover the scientific principles at work behind them, including Newton's laws, work, energy, simple machines, friction, gravity, heat, electricity, and fluid forces. You'll get the chance to participate in hands-on activities and friendly competitions, as we build structures, vehicles, catapults, and rockets. Time will be available to discuss topics of interest to the students as the week progresses.

Ages: 11-15

Course Number:
87012
Course Date:
Monday, June 20, 2016 to Friday, June 24, 2016
Course Date Info:

If these dates don't fit your schedule try Engineering Academy: Session B

Day and Overnight Options Available
8:30am-3:30pm
Extended Day (Pool) available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

Address:
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
US
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.

Cost:

Day Camp - $350

  • Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $800

Prerequisites:
None. This is an introductory course designed for students with little to no background in engineering or physics. Some math is included in this course.

Financial Assistance:
Students who need financial assistance are encouraged to request it as early as possible, and before registering for camp. Forms will be available for download from this page as soon as registration opens. The deadline to apply for financial assistance is April 20, 2016. Notification of financial assistance will be emailed out the first week of May, but could be sent as late as three weeks before your camp begins if funds are still available. Awards range from 50-65% of the total cost of the camp, so students should be prepared to pay 35%-50% of the cost upon notification of financial assistance. Payment plans can be arranged, but all payments must be received no later than two weeks before camp begins. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions@georgiacenter.uga.edu.

Instructor: 

Dale Autry earned his M.Ed. in Science Education from the University of Georgia and his M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University. Originally from Athens, GA, he attended the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he earned his B.S. in Engineering Sciences before going on to complete his studies at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. Dale returned to Georgia to teach chemistry and AP physics at Clarke County High School, and now teaches science at Prince Avenue High School. This is Dale's fifth year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.