UMR to host summer camps

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On May 11, 2006

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. They include:

Minority Introduction to Technology in Engineering  Minority juniors and seniors in high school will learn about engineering, mathematics, science and technology at this one-week camp. Sessions will be held June 4-9 and June 18-23.

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 summer camp sponsored by the UMR mining and nuclear engineering department. It will be held June 4-9 and June 18-23.

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 11-16, June 25-30 and July 9-14.

Business Tech Week  High school sophomores, juniors and seniors learn about the world of business and entrepreneurship in this week-long camp held June 12-16.

Wind and Water Camp  Campers will use renewable energy like wind and solar power for water resource projects. Open to high school juniors and seniors, this camp runs June 18-23.

Summer Transportation Institute  An introduction to the transportation industry, this camp is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation for tenth-, eleventh- and twelfth-grade students. Held June 18-July 14, campers will earn three hours of college credit.

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 June 19-23.

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 22-24.

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 5-28, allows students to get a head start on their college experience.

MAYA (Missouri Academy for Youth Advancement)  This summer enrichment program is designed to give eighth-, ninth-, 10th- or 11th-graders advanced credits while furthering their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computing. It will be held July 5-29.

Aerospace Camp  Students between the ages of 10 and 12 can choose to attend this camp July 11-13 or July 18-20. 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.

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 16-21 and July 23-28. High school seniors planning to major in nuclear engineering at UMR can also attend an in-depth reactor operations workshop, held June 5-9 and June 19-23.

It’s a Girl Thing  Similar to “Summer Solutions,” this camp is designed for younger girls, those in grades seven and eight. Campers will get an introduction to engineering, science and technology through group projects and design-oriented competitions. It will be held July 17-19.

Materials Camp  High school juniors and seniors will spend July 23-28 learning about materials science and engineering and careers in the field through group projects, field trips and a design-build contest in this week-long camp.

C.H.I.P. Camp (Computer Highly Interactive Program)  This camp, held July 23-27, is designed for high school juniors and seniors who love working with computers and digital technology. Campers will complete hands-on projects in computer science, computer engineering and information science and technology.

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. Details are also available online at


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