Engineering a Future — Summer Edition Coming Up at TTU

There's a summer camp offering 7 th and 8 th grade young women the chance to explore their interests in engineering with hands-on, fun activities.

Tennessee Tech University is hosting "Engineering a Future -- Summer Edition," a three-day, residential mini-camp designed to energize participants and foster their curiosity about engineering. The camp will run from Monday, July 23, at 8:30 a.m. to Wednesday, July 25, at 4:30 p.m.

"One of the strengths of this workshop is the small student to instructor ratio," said Patty Cowan, EAF co-director and president of the Upper Cumberland Section of the Society of Women Engineers. "Plus, this summer camp allows us to offer a lot more activities than the day-long event so that participants can really explore and learn what they enjoy the most."

Professional engineers, as well as TTU engineering faculty members and staff, will lead teams. To enhance participants' experiences, camp leaders will be a combination of education graduate students and engineering graduate students.

"Engineering a Future -- Summer Edition" is being sponsored by TTU's College of Engineering, College of Education, the Tennessee Space Grant Consortium, Cummins Filtration, and the Society of Women Engineers.

The cost for the three-day workshop is $50. The fee includes meals, housing, T-shirt and activities. Financial aid is available. Participants will remain on campus both day and evening for all activities.

The registration deadline is Friday, May 25; application materials are available at and include a request for an essay from each participant and an adult referral form. For more information, contact Corinne Darvennes at 931-372-3253 or Cowan at 931-520-8569.