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KU Engineering Summer Camps Are Serious Fun

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Girls in Project Discovery engineering camp at the University of Kansas take time out for a groovy group photo.
Enrollment is now open for School of Engineering 2010 summer camps for high school students.

The school offers two high school level residential camps in July:

Project Discovery

for girls entering ninth through 12th grade; and

Summer Engineering Camp

(formerly called KU Survivor) for boys entering ninth through 12th grade. 

Both camps let students explore engineering and computer science with the guidance of KU faculty, students and researchers.  Classroom instruction where campers learn about engineering principles is balanced with hands-on projects where students apply those principles. Discovery sessions introduce campers to different engineering and computing disciplines as well as the promising career opportunities available to engineers. Team building exercises, a field trip and extracurricular activities help keep the focus on fun. 

Project Discovery runs from July 11-16 and costs $400.  Summer Engineering Camp will be July 18-23 and costs $500.  Camp sizes are limited.

Learn more about these camps and find links to register online at


. The page also includes information about other camps and outreach activities sponsored by the KU School of Engineering in April, May and June. They include:

Eureka Weekend:

a day of discovery for boys and girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. April 3 Cost is $25.

Engineer Your Career:

is a half-day program to introduce engineering and computer science to high school and middle school girls. May 7 Cost is $25.

Transporting to a Better Future:

Middle school day camp for students in the Blue Valley and Olathe school districts. June 7-11 Cost is $275.

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