Engineering & CS Summer Camps and Girlgeneering Camp

The Engineering and Computer Science Camps are one-week camps designed to provide students with a broad exposure to the variety of engineering disciplines -- aerospace, biomedical, civil & environmental, computer science, electrical, materials science and mechanical -- plus related topics in chemistry and physics. Field trips to see engineering at area businesses and team projects supplement the classroom activities.

The Bridge and Gateway camps are residential camps; Access and Entry camps are 8:30 am to 5:30 pm day camps. All have a Friday evening awards session.  The program fees cover a participant's meals, housing (if applicable), insurance, project materials and activities; need-based partial and full camp scholarships are available. Each residential camp is limited to 50 students.

Thank you for your interest in our Summer Camps. We have more applications than we have space. Please look at our other shorter summer camp opportunities.




Application Deadline


No longer accepting applications.


No longer accepting applications.


No longer accepting applications.


No longer accepting applications.


July 28 -Aug 1, 2014


April 15th

Application materials are available at .
Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

Girlgeneering Camp

July 28 - Aug. 1, 2014

July 28 - Aug. 1, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
The goal of a girls-only camp is to increase the interest of high ability young women in a career in engineering by combating stereotypes, creating connections, reducing the issue of competition for resources with boys, and demonstrating the real-world social impact of engineering. This one-week day camp will introduce middle school young women to the field of engineering by showing how engineering is connected to personal issues, social concerns, and community interests.

By conveying engineering concepts in a more personal, social and community-oriented context and introducing them to middle school girls, we will show how engineers connect, communicate, and improve the world. Campers will experience faculty presentations and lectures, lab tours, field trips, hands-on activities.

The Girlgeneering fee is $250 and need-based partial and full camp scholarships are available. Additional information and an application form are available at Applications must be postmarked by April 15th, 2014.


RoPro College Challenge Camp

June 30 - July 2, 2014

June 30 - July 2, 2014
Conducted by the Computer Science & Engineering Department, this three-day camp is designed for high school juniors, seniors and new graduates. In addition to a fun robot challenge, the camp will prepare students to successfully apply to the college of their choice, including talks on how to apply for financial aid and scholarships, how to write application essays, how to put together a resume or experience history, and how to apply online to UT Arlington.

The RoPro Camp fee is $40 and includes use of the robots and lunch on campus each day. Additional information and a registration form are available at

ASM International Materials Science Camp

July 19, 2014

July 19, 2014
This one-day camp is designed for middle and high school students and exposes them to the world of Materials Science and Engineering. The camp will provide an opportunity for the students to learn:

  • about properties of materials including metals, ceramics, polymer and semiconductors;
  • how materials break by examining fracture surfaces under electron microscopes;
  • how fuel cells are made and examine the physical characteristic of fuel cells;
  • how nanoparticles of magnetic materials are made and characterized;
  • how to use plasma to sputter coat silver onto a slide and make a mirror.

The fee of $30 includes a study book and lunch on the campus. The camp is limited to 30 students. More information and a registration form are available at

Nuclear Energy and Engineering High School Workshop

August 9, 2014
In its 50th anniversary year, the University of Texas at Arlington College of Engineering started a new program to offer a minor in Nuclear Engineering.  In order to promote this program and the other UTA engineering majors, the College will offer a one-day high school workshop on Nuclear Energy and Engineering.  Intended for incoming high school juniors, seniors and students just graduated, this workshop will be offered in the summer of 2014.  The workshop will feature talks about nuclear energy and the field of nuclear engineering, a laboratory visit, and hands-on experiments to measure radioactivity in common materials.  Students will also learn about the electrical engineering and mechanical engineering majors at UT Arlington and how the nuclear minor fits with these programs.  Each workshop is limited to 20 participants and the students will receive lunch and a T-shirt. For more information and to register for the Nuclear Energy and Engineering camp, contact Dr. Lynn Peterson,