Experience Engineering Camp

In collaboration with the College of Engineering (CENGR) at the University of Georgia students can “Experience Engineering at UGA”. You will get to experience a week in the life of an engineer – thinking, planning, designing, fabricating, and proving designs using an expansive engineering toolkit of software, tools, and equipment. The project-based program lets students Experience Engineering in a fun, informative, and creative environment with just a hint of friendly competition. You will select one project for the week with emphasis on electrical, mechanical, civil, computer systems, biological/agricultural, biomedical, chemical, or environmental engineering. Activities will include learning from engineering experts and working in teams to complete projects. Upon departing for the week, we hope that students leave excited about engineering, minds racing with ideas to change the world, and with a greater understanding of what engineers do to make ideas come to life.

Ages: 14-17

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, July 9, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available

Extended Day (Pool) available until 5:30pm

Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
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.


Day Camp - $380

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $850

Some basic knowledge of math and physics may be helpful, but this course is designed for students with little to no experience in engineering.


Dr. Stephan Durham led the development of the new Civil Engineering degree program through its recent full accreditation in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. Currently, he serves as the Assistant Dean for Student Success and Outreach of the College of Engineering. He came to UGA from the University of Colorado Denver in January 2012 where he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. He has received numerous awards that include the 2016 ASCE Civil Engineer of the Year Award, 2016 Outstanding Instruction Award, 2015 Lowry Gillespie, Jr. Curriculum Enhancement Award, 2014 American Concrete Institute Young Member Award for Professional Achievement, the 2013 Georgia Engineer of the Year in Education Award, 2012 University of Arkansas Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, and the Walter P. Moore Jr. Faculty Achievement Award. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in surveying, structural materials, construction management, reinforced and prestressed concrete design, and advanced concrete materials. His research interests include concrete materials, structural concrete, concrete pavements, and sustainability through material selection and design. He obtained his BSCE, MSCE, and Ph.D. in civil engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering from the University of Arkansas. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Georgia. This is Stephan’s first year working with Summer Academy.

Dr. Roger Hilten heads the Instructional and Design Lab Management Team for the College of Engineering (CENGR) at the University of Georgia (UGA). He came to UGA as an undergraduate and received a B.S. in Ecology in 2002. After working as a Research Technician in UGA’s Institute of Ecology for 2 years, he returned as a graduate student to CENGR (formerly, the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering) in 2004 and received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 2005 and 2012, respectively, while also acting as a fulltime research engineer and analytical lab manager for the Bioconversion Research Group (2006 to 2014). His research focused on biofuel and green chemical production and process design. He became the Instructional Lab Manager for the College of Engineering in 2015 and now oversees the College’s Instructional and Design Labs and Capstone Design Projects for all CENGR’s degree programs including electrical, computer systems, mechanical, civil, environmental, biological, biochemical, and agricultural engineering. This is Roger’s first year working with Summer Academy.

Lauren Anglin serves as the Director of Experiential Learning and Outreach for the College of Engineering. Lauren is a Double Dawg, receiving both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Georgia. She graduated with undergraduate degrees in Psychology, and Child & Family Development in 2011. She then went on to receive her M.Ed. Community Counseling in 2013. Following her education, Lauren worked at the University of Utah for 3 years as a Career Counselor.  In her role at UGA, Lauren helps engineering students to engage and get experience outside of the classroom. She specializes in connecting students to valuable co-ops, internships, research, and study abroad experiences. Lauren also works with the college’s K-12 and prospective student outreach programs. This is Lauren’s first year working with Summer Academy.

What you need for camp/program: 

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