Engineering Academy: Session A
Explore the world of engineering in this exciting, hands-on camp! Discover the 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 look at 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. Open to students ages 11-15.
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Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Overnight students will check in at their assigned residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in at the Georgia Center on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Students will travel by foot or bus to get to their on-campus classroom and other activities, and by university vehicle for any off-campus field trips. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.
Day Camp - $350
Overnight Camp - $750
Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.
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. He also currently serves as an instructor for the UGA-Duke Talent Identification Programs (TIP) for gifted middle- and high-school students. This is Dale's third year as a Summer Academy instructor.
A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.