Future Engineers Summer Camp 2024

The UNT Mechanical Engineering Department is hosting several summer programs for young, passionate scientists, engineers, and inventors!

Activities include exploring solar and wind energy, learning 3D printing, Aluminum Sandcasting, Injection Molding, building a solar car and more!

Programs are available to kids 14 and up entering the ninth through twelfth grades. For more information please check out the agenda and policies below.

Registration for Summer Session 1 has closed. Limited Space available for Session 2.
Register now:  PDF Form

Payment:  UNT ME Future Engineers Camp Payment


General Information and Policies

Camp Fee: $350 per participant

Includes: Program fee, Lunch, Health Insurance, T-shirt, Supplies, Lanyard, Souvenirs and more. 

A refund can only be requested up to THREE weeks before the start of the camp. Requests made after this period will not be eligible for a refund.

Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Camp Sessions:

Session 1: June 10–14

Session 2: July 15–19

Arrival Instructions:  On the first day of camp, Dr. Smith will be stationed at the overhang near the flag at the UNT Discovery Park bus stop, holding a balloon. This will serve as the designated meeting point for the campers upon arrival. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. On each day of the camp, it is mandatory to sign in your student. Clear guides and signs will be provided to assist you in finding the registration room, located in suite F101 of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. It is important to note that this is also the designated room for picking up campers at the end of the day. Should you come late, please follow the directions below.

Directions: Upon arrival at Discovery Park, please proceed through the gated entrance and make a left turn. The visitor parking lot, known as Lot #91, is the second parking area. Once you have parked your vehicle, you can enter the building through the entrance next to the flag poles, which leads to the Dean's Office. After entering, continue down the hallway and veer to the right. The classroom for the summer camp is in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Room F102D.

Drop off/Pick up: The camp will commence at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Parents/guardians may drop off their students as early as 8:30 a.m. and are expected to pick them up no later than 4:30 p.m. Kindly note that our office closes at 5 p.m. If you require your child to be released from the camp for any reason, please contact us at 940-565-2400.

Parking Permit: We would like to inform you that according to university policy, parking your car without a parking tag is allowed for a maximum of 15 minutes only. If you require parking for a longer duration, you will need to obtain a UNT parking tag by visiting https://transportation.unt.edu/parking-permits.

Cell Phone Requirement: We would like to inform you that the building has minimal network reception. In case you need to urgently contact your child, please contact us at 940-565-2400.

Absences: Due to the way our camps are set up each week, we expect students to attend each day of the session. Please understand that if a student is absent during the week of the session, he/she will not be able to make up that day in another session. The registration is only intended for the chosen session when you sign up

Dress code: Due to safety policies for the lab, please ensure that participants wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid tank tops.

Lunch:

Monday Sandwich, Chips, Cookie
Tuesday Sandwich, Chips, & Cookie
Wednesday Pizza
Thursday Sandwich, Chips, & Cookie
Friday Chicken Sandwich/Hamburger

Press Release: During the camp, we may have various members of the press, including newspaper reporters and photographers and likely various camera crews visiting, please watch for stories. We will also make pictures available online at the end of the summer. *Be sure to submit the Photo Release Form.

If you have any questions, please contact  ME.FutureEngineers@unt.edu or call 940-565-2400.