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A floor level photo of a small blue-colored , black-wheeled agricultural robot in use at a summer camp. The floor is white and there are two sets of shoes in the background behind the robot.

Aug 10, 2023

Biological and agricultural engineering summer workshops empower students for the future

Summer is a time of growth and exploration, and for those in the North Carolina State University Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE), this year’s summer was no exception. Working with the College of Engineering, the department organized a series of summer workshops to equip high school students with skills and first-hand experience in specific fields of interest. 

Summer camp students participate in competition.

Dec 1, 2022

Summer on campus

At 9 a.m. on a July Wednesday, more than 70 middle school students filed into a classroom, waiting to be assigned the real-world problem they’d be solving that day. Clustered together, campers tackled complex problems like how to construct a moving boat or how to stop a viral outbreak. Using cardboard, aluminum foil, balloons and more, these campers were trying to solve some of the fundamental challenges in engineering. 

Several photos of young girls participating in summer engineering camp.

Aug 10, 2022

CCEE students introduce young girls to engineering concepts through camp

Four CCEE Ph.D. students — Ana Paula Bona, Jessi Thangjitham, Lina Espinosa and Nancy Ingabire Abayo — and undergraduate student Natalie Hackman set up fun and engaging activities related to civil, construction and environmental engineering to give campers a taste of all that the fields have to offer.  

Elementary school campers make furniture from newspapers.

Mar 31, 2022

The Engineering Place’s summer camps invite students back for in-person learning

After two summers hosted virtually, The Engineering Place is welcoming students back for in-person camp experiences this summer. Applications for all programs are now open until April 8, 2022. 

Jul 29, 2016

Engineering a better future

From day camps to week-long stays, summer programs at NC State introduce 3rd through 12th grade students to engineering through hands-on, creative investigations and design activities, and problem-solving. 

VIB campers (l-r) Zoe Groves, Elijah Anderson and Lewis Jackson present one of their engineering activities to fellow campers.

Oct 6, 2015

Campers with visual impairments showcase their engineering talents

In a camp closing ceremony on July 24, nine high school students with visual impairments presented their engineering capstone projects to an impressed audience. 

Jun 19, 2013

Splatter, shatter or bounce? A 100-pound ball of Silly Putty drops 141 feet

On Tuesday, June 18, high school students at a North Carolina State University engineering camp saw first-hand how materials react under pressure when they watched a 100-pound ball of Silly Putty drop from the roof of the 11-story, 141-foot-tall D.H. Hill Library onto the campus Brickyard.