Explore Engineering

explore engineering

Explore Engineering provides an opportunity for students to explore different fields of engineering around a central theme through a variety of engaging, hands-on activities. This is a non-residential week long full day program designed specifically for students who have just completed the 7th or 8th grade (are entering 8th or 9th grade in the 2018-2019 academic year).

Eligibility and Application

All students entering the 8th or 9th grade during the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to apply. Students are selected based on quality of application materials and space available in the chosen location. 

This year’s theme is “Mission to Mars.”  Students will identify some issues involved in settling another planet and design, build, and test their ideas for overcoming these challenges. 

Camp Dates and Times

June 4-8, 2018

8:30am-4:30pm each day


The camp costs $300 for the entire week. This program fee covers snacks, a t-shirt, insurance, and other camp related expenses. Lunch is not provided. Students are expected to bring a lunch each day. If this will cause unnecessary hardship, please contact us prior to camp start to make alternate arrangements.

Program fees are 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 for these scholarships.


This camp is held on the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville campus.

Upon acceptance to the camp, more detailed information will be provided.  Please contact us at 479-575-7780 or engrcamp@uark.edu with any other questions.