Students Head Toward STEM in K-12 Programs

The College of Engineering is committed to inspiring younger students to follow academic and career paths in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – and preparing them for success in an increasingly competitive global economy. UA Engineering sponsors dozens of STEM outreach programs year-round that focus on solving real-world problems through fun, hands-on activities. Faculty, staff, alumni and club members work with teachers, students and parents to introduce K-12 students to the world of engineering, encourage them to find their passions, and support them along the way.

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High School College Course & Summer Camps

Outreach Resources

K-8 Outreach and Summer Camps

Guiding Girls from an Early Age


Registration for Engineering 102 High School opens July 25!

Students learn about the types of challenges engineers face every day in this hands-on introductory course for high school students attending participating high schools.

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High School College Course & Summer Camps

Engineering 102 High School

Engineering 102 High School

Work on real-world problems with projects in solar technology, aeronautics, water treatment, remote sensing, urban infrastructure and biomedical devices. Students looking to test drive engineering or get a head start on college can take this reduced-tuition introductory class for college credit in 38 high schools throughout Arizona and California.

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Summer Engineering Academy Camps

Summer Engineering Academy Camps

A variety of weeklong interdisciplinary and major-specific camps offer juniors and seniors opportunities to experience campus life and work alongside professors and UA students in wind tunnels, on mining simulators and in materials and circuit fabrication labs.

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Engineering Projects in Community Service is all about improving people’s lives. The College helps schools set up EPICS programs, in which high school seniors, under the guidance of professional engineers, create solutions to local problems in areas ranging from housing to assistive learning devices, recycling and food production.

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K-8 Outreach & Summer Camps

Some of our clubs are active in K-12 outreach. For more information, consult with the Engineering Student Council at or contact clubs directly.

Arizona Youth University (Grades 4-9)

In weeklong day or overnight aeronautics and rocketry summer camps, students build gliders, explore air traffic control and delve into rocket science.

Visit AYU for summer fun for youngsters.

Arizona Youth University

Arizona Science of Sport (Grades 5-8)

The science behind the game – statistics, trajectories and elasticity – comes to life for at-risk middle school students as they connect a love of baseball and STEM.

Visit Arizona Science of Sport.

Arizona Science of Baseball

SHPE/UA Science Day

Plenty of Aha! moments to be had for the world’s future engineers at this annual event hosted by the UA student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

Middle-school students spend the day practicing their teamwork skills as they, for example:

  • Mix, stir, filter pour and spool their way to observing fruit DNA
  • Puzzle, arrange and connect their way to an electric circuit
  • Figure, balance and construct en route to a bowling ball pendulum!

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Introduce a Girl to Engineering

Guiding Girls from an Early Age

The College of Engineering believes that everyone should have the opportunity to pursue a career in engineering. We are committed to encouraging girls in the STEM fields from an early age and building a community that supports women in engineering at the UA.

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Suite with SWE (HS Juniors & Seniors)

Design challenges, lab tours, club presentations and faculty introductions await you in this insightful Society of Women Engineers overnight program.

Weekend Workshops (High School)

Learn more about how engineers improve health care, provide clean water, develop solar power, secure cyberspace and build infrastructures.

Student Shadow Visits (HS Juniors & Seniors)

Travel along for a day with a UA Engineering student. Attend classes, have lunch with your guide, and meet advisors and professors.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Elementary & Middle School)

Explore, create and start your journey to a career in engineering with fun activities and competitions during Engineers Week at the UA.

Local School Visits

The College hosts information sessions, or Preview Nights, in Tucson and Phoenix for high school students and families who wish to learn more about applying to the UA College of Engineering.

Engineering Ambassadors are also available by request, as scheduling allows, to serve as judges at science fairs and make presentations during science nights.


Engineering Ambassador local school visits