College of Engineering and Computer Science
DIVE Engineering Summer Camp
July 9-12, 2012
The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Tyler, in collaboration with East Texas Ingenuity Center, is offering a residential summer camp for high school students interested in engineering.
This camp provides an exciting and challenging opportunity for young engineers and scientists to explore the principles behind engineering and computer science while working in a group using the WaterBotics Curriculum. "The WaterBotics curriculum scaffolds learning and mastery through a series of increasingly complex challenges that build successively upon each other. These four, team-based, hands-on design challenges enable learners to progress gradually to the final challenge, which integrates everything from the previous challenges. Through this process, teams gain experience with iterative designand design cycles, seeing first-hand the value of testing and redesign." (Waterbotics.org)
In addition to these activities, faculty from the College of Engineering and Computer Science will conduct workshops introducing students to career and educational opportunities. Advising staff and student mentors will discuss appropriate preparation for college and STEM related careers.
Students will discover and explore life on a college campus and have fun participating in recreational and team building evening activities. Parents and students will have an opportunity to share the students’ projects at the conclusion of the camp.
Students will be housed on campus at Ornelas Hall, and meals will be provided through residential dining services. Students will check in Monday morning and will be released Thursday afternoon.Students who are currently in 10th, 11th and 12th grade (must have completed their freshman year of high school in May or June 2010 and be at least 14 years of age by camp start date) can apply to be considered by printing and filling out the linked application, students will be notified of acceptance by letter.Young women and minority students are encouraged to apply.
Tuition is $450.00.
Application is now available in the following formats:
Participants must meet the following criteria:
- Maintain a 3.0 overall average and have B or better in all math and science courses
- Exhibit exceptional social conduct
- Complete and submit all parts of the application by the deadline of May 18, 2012.
Completed applications should be sent to:
Jennifer Scott, M. Ch. E., P. E.
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd.
Ratliff Building South Room 2003
Tyler, TX 75799 Phone: 903-565-5716
Students accepted to the camp will need to submit their tuition within two weeks of their notification of acceptance. Upon acceptance they will also be given further information on lodging and a schedule of activities, as well as liability, field trip and photo release forms. All students will need to fill out a health information form and provide insurance information.