B.L.A.C.K. Engineering Camp

We are in the process of reviewing applications and will notify selected individuals on or just after April 10th.

Learn about the world of engineering through this impactful, one-week camp! Designed for students from underrepresented and underserved populations, this week-long residential camp uses the B.L.A.C.K. methodology – Building Leaders through Analysis, Conceptualization, and Knowledge, exploring engineering through the following lenses:

Building - learn and practice the engineering design process through hands-on projects

Leaders - develop and practice oral and written communication skills to become prepared as future leaders

Analysis - understand how to analyze information and data relevant to solving engineering problems

Conceptualization - create and design ethical engineering solutions

Knowledge - build upon your current math, physics, and science courses to expand your understanding of these concepts in relation to engineering


Date:Monday, June 5, 2023 to Friday, June 9, 2023
Cost:The cost of this residential camp is fully covered by the B.L.A.C.K Engineering scholarship.



Racheida LewisDr. Racheida S. Lewis is an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia in the Engineering Education Transformations Institute (EETI) and the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering. She has been recognized as a Gates Millennium Scholar, GEM Associate Fellow, New Horizon Scholar, and a 2019 inductee into the Bouchet Honor Society. She completed her doctoral work at Virginia Tech where she focused on the impact matriculation structures have on self-efficacy development in electrical and computer engineering students. As well, she received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia respectively. Racheida believes in creating a diverse engineering field and strives to do so through connecting with teaching, and mentoring future engineers. She has devoted her life to this mission through her leadership and lifetime membership in the National Society of Black Engineers. Ultimately, Racheida aspires to bridge together research and pedagogy within the academy to improve engineering education within the field and across disciplines. This is Racheida’s second year as a Summer Academy Instructor.