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2018 Future Engineers Camps

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 2018. Discover the AMAZING world of engineering through hands-on projects and interactions with students, faculty, staff and alumni.

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July 8-13, 2018: Engineering for a Connected World (Registration Closed)

The "Internet of Things" -- smart phones, smart cars, smart clothes, smart buildings -- is defining a connected world and engineers are at the heart of building it. Students will learn about the innovation required in a connected world, product design, build and test. Potential camp projects include:

  • Design/build a “smart shirt” that monitors health/activity.
  • Design a system to track ridership on buses to improve service.
  • Implement a system to monitor critical infrastructure
  • Build a system to allow cars to “talk” with one another to improve safety.

July 15-20, 2018: Engineering for Sustainability (Girls Only)

Engineers utilize their training to make the world a better place. Students will learn about innovation, sustainability, product design and performance analysis. This program is designated for female students interested in pursuing engineering. Potential camp projects include:

  • Design and build an inexpensive water purification system.
  • Develop and build a wind turbine to generate electricity.
  • Design and build a model solar home.
  • Develop environmentally friendly materials for cleaning.

Eligibility

Students entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the Fall of 2018 are eligible to apply.

PLEASE NOTE:Engineering for Sustainability 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.

Registration for Connected World is closed. 

*Please note: Sustainability Camp is female-only.

Register for Engineering Sustainability Camp

Participating Institutions

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Contact Us

Kelly R. Guy
Director, Future Engineers Summer Camps
Email: futureengineers@uml.edu
Phone: 978-934-2573