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Gadomski School ofEngineering

Summer Programs

Engineering Summer Programs

The Gadomski School of Engineering will host the following summer programs for middle and high school students in 2019. More details to come!


June 3 - 7 and 10 - 14, 2019
Highschool Teachers

Contact: Dr. Eric Welch,

Basic principles and applications of electricity, power, electronics, computer hardware and software. This class introduces and explains a number of project-based activities geared toward high school level students. This course is designed for high school STEM instructors who do not have an engineering background.

This class will meet from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. on its scheduled dates.

More information coming soon!


June 17 - 19, 2019
Rising 10th - 12th graders 

Registration Deadline: June 3, 2019
Fees: $150 registration fee + $50 for drone
Contact: Dr. Eric Welch,

This three-day activity-filled workshop is designed to introduce students to unmanned aerial systems. Students will learn about unmanned aerial systems and engineering. Students will build and fly a FliteTest Mighty Mini Sparrow glider. Students will also practice flying multirotor and fixed wing aircrafts using simulators. Students will then practice flying a quadcopter that they will be able to keep after the workshop. Register today!

Sponsored by the Tennessee Space Grant Consortium


July 8 - 12, 2019
Rising 8th - 12th graders


Registration Deadline: June 24, 2019
Fees: $100 registration fee
Contact: Dr. Divya Choudhary,

This summer program is for female high school students. The activities of the five day program include hands-on learning in the areas of Civil & Environmental, Chemical & Biochemical, Electrical & Computer, and Mechanical Engineering. The program also include industrial tours and talks by professional women engineers and scientists. Register today!

Presented by the STEM Center for Women & Diversity


July 15 - 18, 2019
Rising 11th - 12th graders

Registration Deadline: July 1, 2019
Fees: $200 registration fee
Contact: Dr. Andrew Assadollahi, PE,

This four day workshop is for rising high school juniors and seniors to gain real-world calculation, technology, laboratory, and field experience in the variety of disciplines within Civil and Construction Engineering. Students will participate in activities involving structural design, soil evaluation, construction material testing, land surveying, and water purification.  Students will learn the governing equations associated with these different themes and how to apply them to hands-on laboratory and field practices.

Students must have a letter of recommendation from their high school and must have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.75. Only the top 40 applicants will be accepted.   

Sponsored by the Construction, Engineering, and Inspection Consortium


July 19, 2019
Rising 8th - 12th graders

Registration Deadline: July 1, 2019
Fees: $50 registration fee
Contact: Dr. Siripong Malasri,

Participants will learn how paper is made and how corrugated fiberboard and boxes are tested, see the effect of humidity on box strength, and learn how to protect fresh eggs from distribution hazards. Workshop participants will also hear packaging career opportunities from packaging professionals. This workshop is limited to 25 participants. Register now!

Sponsored by the Healthcare Packaging Consortium