UMR to host summer camps

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On June 2, 2005

Students between the ages of 10 and 20 can take a behind-the-scenes look at everything from robots and explosives to geology and spaceships at summer camps and programs to be held this summer on the University of Missouri-Rolla campus.

Summer opportunities at UMR include:

Robotics Camp. This hands-on camp, sponsored by UMR s mechanical and aerospace engineering department and the department of distance and continuing education at UMR, teaches students between the ages of 12 and 14 the basic principles of robotics, including electronics, sensors and motor controls. The camp will be held June 15-18.

Aerospace Camp. Students between the ages of 10 and 12 can choose to attend this camp July 12-14 or July 19-21. Sponsored by UMR, the University of Missouri Extension and Missouri 4-H, the camp will allow students to experience aeronatics and space flight through adventurous team-building activities and computer-based flight simulation.

Explosives Camp. High school juniors and seniors from around the country will learn about explosives and how they are used in industry and entertainment at this new five-day summer camp, sponsored by the UMR mining and nuclear engineering department, held July 17-21.

Nuclear Engineering Camp. This one-week summer camp for high school juniors and seniors will offer an introduction to the field of nuclear engineering. Campers can choose to attend one of two sessions, offered July 10-15 and July 17-22. High school seniors planning to major in nuclear engineering at UMR can also attend an in-depth reactor operations workshop, held July 6-9 and July 22-26.

Summer Transportation Institute. An introduction to the transportation industry, this camp is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Held June 19-July 15, campers will earn three hours of college credit.

Jackling Introduction to Engineering. High school juniors and seniors can pick one of three week-long sessions of this camp, where they will learn about several different fields of engineering. Sessions will be held June 19-24, June 26-July 1 and July 10-15.

Minority Introduction to Engineering. Minority juniors and seniors in high school will learn about engineering, mathematics, science and technology at this one-week camp. The camp will be held June 13-17.

Hit the Ground Running. Recent high school graduates planning to attend UMR will participate in college writing, chemistry and mathematics lectures led by UMR educators. This program, held July 11-29, allows students to get a head start on their college experience.

Summer Solutions Camp for Girls. This camp is an opportunity for female freshmen and sophomores in high school to experience college life, meet college students and professors, and learn more about science, technology and engineering fields. The camp will be held July 18-22.

Students attending any of these camps will reside in Thomas Jefferson Residence Halls. Sessions are filling quickly, so check for space availability, camp fees, enrollment deadlines and registration forms at For further information, contact the department of distance and continuing education at UMR at (573) 341-4132.

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