Bridge to Engineering and Computer Science

  • Arlington, TX
  • Camp Type: Overnight
  • Age of Campers: 13 - 16
  • Gender of Campers: Coed
  • Year Established: 1998
  • Age: 13 - 16
  • Type: Overnight
  • Gender: Coed

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Over a decade ago, the College of Engineering created the first Engineering and Computer Science Summer Camps funded by an NSF grant  to introduce and expose middle school and early high school students to a variety of different engineering disciplines to influence the choices they might make in the future.  It was a further goal of the camp to especially focus on populations, which are historically underrepresented in engineering including minorities and girls.  An additional goal of the camp was also to influence teachers since they are such a crucial factor in students’ decisions about education.  The camp invites classroom teachers to attend and participate in the camps with the students thus allowing them to enjoy learning the material with the students. The desire of the summer camp program was to motivate students to prepare for and enter engineering by showing them engineering in action and having them participate in engineering activities.  Since the beginning of the camps in 1998, over 1000 students and over 50 teachers have participated in one or more camps.  Former camp alumni have become students at UTA in engineering and have gone on to other universities in engineering disciplines.  The overwhelming response of the campers is that UTA Engineering and Computer Science Summer Camp is a fun, enriching and challenging learning experience.