Engineering Outreach Champion
Why do students decide to become engineers or computer scientists? For many Boise State students, their interest in engineering and technology was sparked by participating in a fun and engaging activity before they enrolled in college. This is why, in the College of Engineering, we are dedicated to bringing engineering exploration and the pursuit of STEM learning to students of all ages in our community. We create interactive learning activities that connect students with engineers and computer scientists so they can learn first -hand the connection between, engineering, technology, the power of computing and our quality of life.
We are proud to report that the demand for our outreach activities is growing every year! We now face the challenge of increasing these opportunities to help keep pace with that demand. You can help make a difference by donating to the cost of these activities.
Please join us in our commitment to inspire future engineers by becoming an Engineering Outreach Champion!
Dr. JoAnn S. Lighty
Dean, College of Engineering
e-Girls Summer Camp
e-Girls is a free overnight program for girls currently in 9th and 10th grade on June 10-11, 2022. Enrollment is limited to 50 girls. Workshops led by Society of Women Engineers professionals and college students may include: Biomechanics of Footwear, Packaging and the Environment, Virtual Worlds with Alice, Solving Forensic Mysteries, Physics of Rock Climbing/Rope Walking, A World of Career Choices, and more!
The application deadline is May 1st. (Registration is still open)
Boise State University will host this year’s Micron Technology Chip Camp. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the camp open to entering 8th and 9th graders. Students will get a hands-on look at how memory chips are made. Students will explore topics in engineering, physics, chemistry, and computer science to discover the scientific principles involved in building circuits, launching rockets, and programming code. Meet inspiring, diverse STEM mentors, including Micron team members and engineering students from local universities. Chip Camp registration is open and are on a first come first serve basis.
Cyber Summer Camp
Cyber Summer Camp is for junior high and high school students (7th-12th grade) who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in information technology and cybersecurity. Join us to learn information technology systems, information security, and the basics of cybersecurity!
eCamp is a multi-day overnight camp for students who are currently in 8th or 9th grade on June 5-7, 2022. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants. Students will experience hands-on activities and projects involving self-discovery, cooperative learning, critical thinking, and problem-solving while living on campus in a college dormitory. All food, housing, and recreational activities are provided.
The application deadline is May 1st for $300 ($350 after May 1) (Registration is still open)
Engineering and Science Festival
Engineering & Science Festival is a FREE event for all ages with a wide variety of engaging activities designed for K-12 students and their family.