Women ExCEL In Engineering

Discover different fields of engineering while building community and having fun in this week-long residential camp. The Women Experience Creativity, Excitement, and Learning (ExCEL) in Engineering camp is designed for future women engineers and will explore the work of engineers through planning, designing, fabricating, and testing in a variety of group and individual projects. Activities include learning from other female engineers and working in teams to complete projects.

Students will be afforded formal and informal life and physical sciences learning opportunities and explore leadership, innovation, and the engineering design process through hands-on activities within our Engineering Discovery Laboratory and Fabrication Design Studio spaces. Additionally, students will be led on a mid-week field trip to a nearby lake where sustainability and environmental stewardship will be the focus. After completion of the camp, we hope students leave excited about engineering and filled with a passion for how they can make their impact on the world as a future woman engineer.

Ages: 15-17

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Course Date:
Monday, June 20, 2022 to Friday, June 24, 2022
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Extended Day available until 5:30 p.m.
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 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. 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.


The cost of this camp is fully covered by the scholarship.

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


Hillary TannerMrs. Hillary Tanner is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. She teaches engineering graphics to mostly first year engineering students. Hillary is a Double Dawg, earning her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering and master’s degree in Environmental Economics and Policy from UGA. She worked as a Research Engineer in the environmental field conducting watershed assessments for cities and counties throughout the State of Georgia, before transitioning to full time teaching. Hillary is the faculty advisor to the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and enjoys introducing engineering to elementary, middle, and high school students through Introduce a Girl to Engineering and other outreach activities with SWE. Outside of class, Hillary spends a lot of time at the ball field/gym with her husband and two boys. This is Hillary’s first 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 two weeks before camp begins.