Create and Collaborate at CBU Summer Camps

Summer @ CBU will help you advance your knowledge and create lasting connections with friends, peers and mentors—all while having fun and making life-long memories! Through a variety of camps for both students and educators, participants will learn new skills across a variety of disciplines.

Academic Camps

Engineering Student Summer Camp

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
June 26, 2023 – June 30, 2023 • 8:00 am -5:30 pm
Registration Fee: $200
Contact Info: Dr. Andrew Assadollahi, P.E., aassadol@cbu.edu

This program will provide an overview of topics in chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering.  This program will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to build basic electrical circuits, program the Arduino microcontroller, produce structural concrete, and design a water treatment system. Students will complete a series of educational projects using the Sparkfun Inventors Kit (SIK), learn Arduino programming, 3D printing, how to mix structural concrete, and how to design a water filtration system. By the end of the week, each student will build their own mobile robot, build an aerodynamic foam glider, learn to fly multirotor aircraft, make their own concrete samples, and build a water filtration system. Participants will also learn aircraft safety rules and other rules necessary to pass the Federal Aviation Administration “The Recreational UAS Safety Test” (TRUST) exam. This will allow them to legally operate unmanned aircraft for recreational purposes.  This program will provide a fantastic experience for any student interested in becoming an electrical engineer, computer engineer, computer scientist, structural engineer, or environmental engineer.    

Engineering for Educators

FOR TEACHERS
Dates:  June 19, 2023 – June 23, 2023  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Fee:  $200 for non-SCS educators, Free for SCS educators
Contact Person:  Dr. Andrew Assadollahi, P.E., aassadol@cbu.edu

This program will provide teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach introductory-level engineering content to high school students.  Specifically, teachers will be trained in electrical circuits, microcontroller programming, unmanned aerial systems design, structural engineering, and water filtration processes. Teachers will complete a series of educational projects using the Sparkfun Inventors Kit (SIK), learn Arduino programming, 3D printing, how to mix structural concrete, and how to design a water filtration system. By the end of the week, participants will also be prepared to teach introductory content in chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering.    

Math in Motion STEM Educator Camp

FOR TEACHERS
June 19, 2023 – June 23, 2023 • 8:00am – 5:00pm
Registration Fee:  $200 for non-SCS educators, Free for SCS educators
Contact Info: Dr. Justin Smith; jsmit120@cbu.edu

This program will introduce educators – especially those teaching math, physics, chemistry, and/or biology – to different tools that can be used in and out of the classroom that connect physical phenomena and visual representations to mathematical concepts. Attendees will use Desmos to create interactive graphical representations of concepts that can be used for classroom demonstrations and student projects/presentations. TI-nSpire calculators and additional TI equipment will be used to gather real-world data, connecting applicable information to classic math models. Time will be devoted to exploring different venues in our area to find mathematical applications in non-traditional settings. The MiM STEM Camp will also provide teachers with ready-made project and module ideas that can be easily customized for their students’ needs.

Life Sciences Student Summer Camp

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
June 26, 2023 – June 30, 2023 • 8:00am – 5:30pm
Registration Fee: $200
Contact Person:  Dr. Andrew Assadollahi, P.E., aassadol@cbu.edu

This program will allow students to explore their world through observation and experimentation. Hands on laboratory experiences will include going outside and observing the life that surrounds us in Memphis and by the state-of-the-art CBU sciences laboratories. The fundamentals of the scientific process will be taught. Academic components of this camp will be overseen by CBU faculty from our Biology and Chemistry departments and will include components of environmental biology, zoology, human anatomy, and parasitology.  This program will provide a fantastic experience for any student interested in becoming a medical doctor, veterinarian, pharmacist, or chemist.