Engineering Summer Academy

engineering summer academy

The Engineering Summer Academy (ESA) is a one-week residential engineering academy for students who have recently completed 9th, 10th, or 11th grade. This intensive summer academy provides students with the opportunity for in-depth exploration of a specific area of engineering. Each course allows students to participate in hands-on activities in our cutting edge labs, working alongside engineering faculty and current students.

Eligibility and Application

Students entering the 10th through 12 grade during the 2017-2018 academic year are eligible to apply. Students are selected based on quality of application materials and space available in their chosen program, so please complete the application carefully and spend quality time crafting the required essays. Note: In previous years, students were required to provide a recommendation from a teacher. We have removed this requirement and are instead making selection decisions based on the quality of the written application materials only. DO NOT include teacher recommendations with your application.

Camp Dates and Times

July 23-29, 2017

This is a residential camp. Students will participate in both daytime and evening activities while residing in University of Arkansas residence hall.


The camp costs $675 for the entire week. This program fee includes tuition, room and board, lab fees, course materials, recreational program costs, evening entertainment, and field trips. Program fee is due upon acceptance to the program. Scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of a number of sponsors. Please complete and send the scholarship application before the application deadline in order to receive consideration.

Upon acceptance to the camp, more detailed information will be provided. Please contact us at 479.575.7780 or with any additional questions. 

Click on our available courses below for more detailed information: