College of Engineering

Explorations in Engineering & Computing Camp

June 23-26, 2024 or July 14-17, 2024

Tennessee Tech’s College of Engineering will be offering 3-day residential summer camps for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students to learn about engineering, computing, and engineering technology. Tennessee Tech University is the state's only four-year technological university. During this camp, students will get to experience and engage in hands-on projects related to the top engineering and computing fields, taught by our engaging faculty members. Students will work directly with industry leaders and tour and experiment in state-of-the-art laboratories. During this program, students will be mentored by current Tennessee Tech students and learn what it means to be an engineering student. Students may choose to attend the camp either June 23-26 or July 14-17 (students may not attend both camps).

By the end of this camp, students will have gained in-depth knowledge about the seven engineering and computing programs at Tennessee Tech: chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, manufacturing and engineering technology, and mechanical engineering. All rising 12th grade students will have the opportunity to be awarded a College of Engineering scholarship.

Students from underrepresented ethnic and cultural groups and those that will be first-generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Our Mission

    To provide students who show an interest in engineering studies an early exposure to and preparation for scientific study and research. We provide activities that will spark an interest in the world of engineering and computing and allow students to explore career opportunities. Throughout the program, participants will be challenged to apply what they have learned in engineering and computing activities.

  • What to Expect

    Campers will spend three nights in a Tennessee Tech dormitory, experiencing a college-like schedule as they navigate through engineering and computing sessions. During sessions, campers will engage in hands on interactive experiments. In addition to experiments, we want to immerse our campers in cultural experiences by including college-readiness activities and by spending evenings doing fun activities such as movie night, ice cream parties, and game nights at the new Marc L. Burnett Campus Recreation Center. At the end of the camp, we hope your camper takes home with them a passion for innovation and a lifetime of great memories.

  • FAQ's

    Q: Who will lead the sessions?

    A: The sessions are led by faculty and graduate students from the Tennessee Tech College of Engineering. Peer counselors will assist with program and team-building activities.

    Q: What other activities will students be involved in?

    A: Participants will learn about majors in the Tennessee Tech College of Engineering, participate in tours of the university including engineering labs and facilities, take part in college life preparation seminars, cultivate new friendships, and attend engineering lectures and lab experiments.

    Q: Who may apply?

    A: All rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who have an interest in science, math, engineering or technology are encouraged to apply.

    Q: What is the cost?

    A: There is a nominal $25 attendance fee covering all camp activities and a commemorative t-shirt.

    Q: What are the requirements to apply?

    A: Students must have an interest in science, technology, engineering, or math with goods scores in math and science and a completed application which includes a reference from a math or science teacher.

    Q: How may applications be submitted?

    A: All applications must be submitted online. The link to apply will be available here during the application window, January 1 - April 1, 2024.

  • Cost & Application Information

    There is no application fee. A $25 attendance fee covers all camp activities and includes a commemorative t-shirt.

    Applications are open January 1 - April 1, 2024

    • Guardians will be notified via email about their camper’s application status by the end of April 2024
    • All camper paperwork are due by May 16th 
    • Deadline for attendance fees will be communicated upon confirmation. (financial assistance available)

For more information email or call (931) 372-3553.

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