SMART Summer Camp

An educational camp for incoming 9th – 11th grade students (male only students)

June 19th -June 23th 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Registration Deadline: May 19th 
In the Science of Mechanical Applications and Related Technology (SMART) summer day camp, students will learn and understand mechanical engineering principles by assembling models of mechanical systems.  The students will then be able to visualize those principles in technical applications by recognizing their presence in devices found in manufacturing plants, construction equipment, transportation systems and robotics.


  • Develop a sense of the mechanical engineering design process;
  • Stimulate the appreciation of material and structural properties;
  • Discover the potential uses for hydraulics and gears;
  • Stimulate interest in STEM and health related fields;
  • Introduce participants to the college-level experience and address the problem of underrepresentation.

Session topics and activities include:

  • Flight Kit
  • Trebuchet
  • C-Bot Crawler
  • Solar Vehicles
  • T-Bot III
  • Cruiser Vehicle
  • Bridge
  • Visit to local Industry: TRICO  
  • Engineering, Math and Physics  

Participants who successfully complete this summer institute are expected to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the real-world applications of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics;
  • Overcome negative attitudes and perceptions  that may hinder their  participation in STEM careers;
  • Demonstrate satisfactory performance while engaging in engineering and other STEM projects; and
  • Collaboratively solve problems related to STEM topics.

Additional Information

Classes are team taught by TSC faculty, public school teachers, and undergraduate college students. Classes are interdisciplinary to facilitate exploration into various STEM fields.

Registration Guidelines
All registration materials must be submitted by the deadline for consideration. The summer institute is free and open to incoming 9th to 11th grade male students between the ages of fourteen (14) and nineteen (19).
For more information, contact Apolinar Zapata at [email protected]