Engineering Academy: Exploring Electricity

Registration for Summer Academy at UGA will open on Wednesday, February 5th at 10:00AM. Once registration is open, there will be a link on this page to register.

Students who register by March 4th will receive a $20 discount on day camp and overnight registration fees.

This camp will provide you with a basic introduction to electricity, whether you’re an aspiring young electrical engineer, a do-it-yourselfer, or just someone who wants to better understand one of the most useful topics in science! You’ll learn the basics of electricity by exploring the physical principles involved, and then building a variety of circuits and devices that demonstrate its many uses. You will experiment with voltage, resistance, current, and capacitance by designing and testing your own circuits to meet challenges that get more complex as the week goes on. Each step of the way, you’ll learn how to analyze why the devices work as they do, and get the chance to invent ways to make them better.

Ages: 11-14

Course Number:

92047

Course Date:
Monday, July 13, 2020 to Friday, July 17, 2020
Course Date Info:

If these dates don't fit your schedule try Introductory Engineering: Session A or Session B.

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

Address:
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
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. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. 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 - $390

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35
  • Optional Lunch Vouchers - $55 (provides 5 lunches)

Overnight Camp - $870

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

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 ninth year as a Summer Academy instructor.

Dr. Ben Thomas is an instructor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. He teaches a wide variety of classes including engineering graphics, computational methods, mechanical engineering design, numerical methods, and machine hydraulics. Ben is a triple dawg, receiving his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from UGA. His bachelor’s degree is in agricultural engineering with a focus in mechanical systems and his post graduate degrees focus on advanced microscopy. With his diverse engineering background, Ben has worked on a wide range of projects from designing a roll over protection systems for tractors, to designing adjustable mounts for specialized optical equipment, and programing advanced image processing applications. He recently developed an outreach program in which undergraduate student members of the local chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) mentor STEM students at Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School. This is Ben’s second year as a Summer Academy Instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

We recommend that all of our students bring a water bottle and small day bag to carry everyday items/supplies.

Our staff takes great care to provide everything your child needs for their camp’s specific needs. Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your camp. Overnight supply lists will be included.