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Future Engineers Summer Camps

2019 Future Engineers Camps BOTH 2019 SUMMER CAMPS ARE NOW *SOLD OUT*

The Francis College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is excited to host two, overnight, week-long summer camps for high school students in July 2019. Discover the AMAZING world of engineering through hands-on projects and interactions with students, faculty, staff and alumni.

July 7-12, 2019: Exploring Engineering(SOLD OUT)

July 14-19, 2019: Exploring Engineering (SOLD OUT)

Have you ever wondered how autonomous vehicles navigate traffic? How a plastic water bottle can be transformed into a fidget spinner? Or how power is harnessed from the sun, wind, and water? Students will learn about the many different forms of engineering, from the internet of things, to sustainability, to infrastructure. Potential camp projects include:

  • Building a "smart" lockbox.
  • Create a re-usable water filter for household use.
  • Design and build a more efficient battery.
  • Build a low-cost biosensor using origami.
  • Design a "smart" bridge.
  • Build an acoustic sensor for monitoring infrastructure.


Students entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the Fall of 2019 are eligible to apply. 

PLEASE NOTE:Week Two (July 14-19) is designated for female students.

Cost & Registration

The cost of the one-week camp is $1,200. This includes all materials, room, and meals for the week (Sunday afternoon through Friday afternoon). Limited scholarships (full and partial) are available by application. Limited space is available. Registration and applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. A non-refundable $50 application fee applies. Discounts are available for UMass Lowell employees and for sibling registrations.

*2020 Future Engineers Summer Camp Registration will open on February 1, 2020.

Participating Institutions

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Contact Us

Erin Caples
Director, Future Engineers Summer Camps
Phone: 978-934-2572