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 2022-2023 academic year).

This year's theme is Science of Food: Food Engineering. Participants will use the engineering design process to explore food growth, creation, and distribution! Participants will have the opportunity to design, build, and test engineering concepts related to the science behind the food we eat. Topics include making ice cream, farm to table, food packaging, and many more! .


Eligibility and Application

All students entering the 8th or 9th grade during the 2022-2023 school year are eligible to apply. Students will be accepted in the order they are registered.

Camp Dates and Times

June 20 - 24, 2022
8:30am to 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 the scholarship portion of the application before May 1st to receive consideration for these scholarships.


This camp is held on the University of Arkansas campus. More specific information will be provided once registration is finalized.

Please contact us at 479.387.3805 or engrcamp@uark.edu with any questions.