Outreach

Field Trips/Tours

Our Engineering Ambassadors are happy to lead your group in fun activities and a tour of our facilities to help your students understand what engineers do, and the career opportunities available to them.

If you are interested in arranging a field trip for your middle or high school class to visit the College of Engineering, please read our guidelines below and complete the request form. We will email you to coordinate the details of your group's campus visit.

Individual Tour Guidelines

  • Individual tours are available in-person and virtually (through Zoom) by request.
  • Once a request is received, please allow up to 5-7 work days to receive a tour confirmation.
  • The College of Engineering tours take approximately 1-hour to complete.
  • Tours are only available Monday- Friday from 9am-5pm, with the last tour starting at 4pm.
  • Please note, we will not run College of Engineering Tours during university closures or during periods of extreme weather conditions (i.e.: excessive hear, thunderstorms, ice, snow, etc.).
  • All minors must be accompanied by an adult during the UT Arlington College of Engineering Tour.

Group Tour/Field Trip Guidelines

  • Group Tours/ Field Trips are available virtually (Zoom) and in-person.
  • Three - Four weeks’ notice is required for a Group Tour or Field Trip.
  • Group Tours/ Field Trips are only available Monday- Friday from 9am- 5pm.
  • Please note, we will not run College of Engineering Group Tours/ Field Trips during university closures or during periods of extreme weather conditions (i.e.: excessive heat, thunderstorms, ice, snow, etc.)
  • All school groups including minors must be accompanied by teachers, staff, and/or chaperones from the visiting school during the UT Arlington College of Engineering STEM Field Trip.

Request a Tour or Field Trip

Engineering Saturdays

During the school year, the College hosts Engineering Saturdays for students aged pre-K through high school. These free activities combine engineering presentations with hands-on activities.

Summer Programs

The College of Engineering hosts several summer camps for students from grade 4 through newly graduated high school students. The camps are designed to be fun and educational experiences with a broad exposure to a variety of engineering disciplines, plus related topics in chemistry, physics, and/or math. Field trips to see engineering at work at area businesses and team projects supplement the classroom activities and hands-on experiences. 

Entry to Engineering

A team of engineering professors and graduate and undergraduate students from all of UTA’s engineering departments present material from all of UTA’s engineering disciplines – aerospace, biomedical, civil, computer science, electrical, industrial, materials science, and mechanical.

There are also special presentations by professors in related fields and instruction on technical writing and presentations.

Cost to attend this 5-day camp: $350.00 (Scholarships are available.) Dates: Not yet scheduled

Summer Camp Teacher Interest Form - for teachers interested in helping

Teacher Evaluation Form 

Girlgineering

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.

Cost to attend this 5-day camp: $350.00 (Scholarships are available.) Dates: Not yet scheduled

Summer Camp Teacher Interest Form - for teachers interested in helping

Teacher Evaluation Form

Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Program

PREP is a mathematics-based, academic enrichment program. It emphasizes the development of abstract reasoning and problem solving skills. PREP helps students prepare for careers in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering.

TexPREP was created to strengthen the potential of students for careers in STEM fields. Women and members of underrepresented groups continue to serve as special target groups for PREP in building a high-quality and diverse 21st century workforce. Founded in 1979 by Dr. Manuel P. Berriozabal from UT San Antonio, PREP is supported by state funds and private contributions. 

The program includes course work, team projects, class presentations, examinations, career awareness speakers, field trips and special events. The TexPREP program is held over a six week period in the summer. The complete PREP program is presented over the course of four summers in which the students reapply each year. Beginning in 2018, UTA offers all four years of TexPrep, that is, Year 1, 2, 3, and 4. Students who are new to the program may apply for Year 1. Those who successfully complete Year 1, are invited to apply to Year 2, and so forth. 

ASM International Materials Science Camp

This one-day camp is designed for middle and high school students and exposes them to the world of Materials Science and Engineering. Activities include:

  • Technological Labs
  • Materials Science Experiments
  • Scientific Academic Enrichment
  • Nano-Fabrication Lab Tour
  • UTA Racing Formula SAE Tour
  • Planetarium Show
  • Materials Characterization Methods
  • Project Based Activities with Hands-On Learning Experience

The camp provides an opportunity for students to learn:

  • properties of materials including metals, ceramics, polymer and semiconductors;
  • how materials break (and show off their knowledge in a competitive egg drop);
  • how a solar cell works;
  • how nanoparticles of magnetic materials are made and characterized;
  • what it means to be superconductive;
  • what it means to be truly frictionless;

Camp Flyer

Activities include a visit to the Formula SAE racing team, a show at the UTA Planetarium, and tons of hands-on activities.