Tech Camp

Contact

Professor Carmela Amato-Wierda
UNH Tech Camp Faculty Director
Email: ccaw@unh.edu
Phone: 603-862-2526

Rebecca Potter
Outreach Specialist
Email: rebecca.potter@unh.edu
Phone: 603-862-2482

Spend Your Summer Exploring Science and Engineering!

UNH Tech Camp is a set of summer programs for students entering grades 6 through 12 designed to increase STEM literacy. The programs engage young people in interactive, hands-on, problem solving activities in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). UNH Tech Camp is offered by the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire and makes available the benefits of the UNH research campus to the community-at-large. Now in their 12th year, these programs are designed to immerse campers in the world of science, engineering and technology.  

UNH Tech Camp has some scholarship assistance available. If you require financial assistance, whether partial or full, please fill out the Scholarship Application.

Engineeristas - Girls Entering Grades 6-8
July 10-14, 2017 (Residents arrive Sunday, July 9)

Engineeristas serves as an introductory program to UNH Tech Camp. During this program, campers explore science and engineering by participating in day-long, hands-on activities related to rocketry, animation, mechanical engineering, computer science, robotics, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and more. The curriculum includes field trips to the Browne Center (team building and 21st century social skills) and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. The campers learn about one or more new topic each day; this is different from the curriculum in Engineeristas Extraordinaire, during which campers work on only one topic at a more in-depth level for an entire week.
(Limit 60 campers)

$400/commuter; $800/residential    

New!  Engineeristas Extraordinaire - Girls Entering Grades 7-10
July 10-14, 2017 (Residents arrive Sunday, July 9)

This program is for girls entering grades 7 through 10 who are ready to work in small groups on a single, week-long, in-depth project. The young women will work on projects related to various areas of science, engineering, and technology. The projects involve rocketry, animation, mechanical engineering, computer science, robotics, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and more.
(Limit 60 campers)

$400/commuter; $800/residential                 

TechSplorers - Boys & Girls Entering Grades 6-8
July 17-21, 2017 (Residents arrive Sunday, July 16)

This program explores electrical, mechanical, civil, structural, and environmental engineering along with robotics, animation, wind energy, nanotechnology and more, through day-long, hands-on activities. The campers learn about one or more new topic each day; this is different from the curriculum in TechVenturers, during which campers work on only one topic at a more in-depth level for an entire week. TechSplorers serves as the co-ed introductory program to UNH Tech Camp.
(Limit 54 campers)

$400/commuter; $800/residential

TechVenturers - Boys & Girls Entering Grades 6-10
July 17-21 and/or July 24-28, 2017 (Residents arrive Sunday, July 16 and/or Sunday, July 23)
Campers may attend both weeks to work on multiple projects.

July 17-21, 2017

Entering Grades 7 through 10
 

This program is for campers entering grades 8 through 10 who are ready to work on a single, week-long, in-depth project and campers entering 7th grade who have completed TechSplorers other summers. The campers work on projects related to various areas of science, engineering, and technology. Projects include rocketry, animation, wind energy, nanotechnology, computer science, 3D printing, robotics, and transportation engineering. Participants engage in the engineering design process, repeated problem solving, and a camp-wide poster session at the end of the week.
(Limit 70 campers)

July 24-28, 2017

Entering Grades 6 through 8
 

This program is primarily for 6th through 8th grade campers who have previously completed the TechSplorers program and are ready to work on an in-depth project. The campers work on a single, in-depth, hands-on project for a week related to various areas of science, engineering, and technology. Projects include rocketry, animation, wind energy, nanotechnology, computer science, 3D printing, robotics, and transportation engineering. Participants engage in the engineering design process, repeated problem solving, and a camp-wide poster session at the end of the week.
(Limit 56 campers)

Entering Grades 8 through 10
 

This program is for campers entering grades 8 through 10 who are ready to work on a single, week-long, in-depth project. The campers work on projects related to various areas of science, engineering, and technology. Projects include rocketry, animation, wind energy, nanotechnology, computer science, 3D printing, robotics, and transportation engineering. Participants engage in the engineering design process, repeated problem solving, and a camp-wide poster session at the end of the week.
(Limit 56 campers)

$400/week/commuter; $800/week/residential

TechLeaders - Boys & Girls Entering Grades 11 & 12
July 17-28, 2017 excluding the weekend (Residents arrive Sundays, July 16 and July 23)

This program features both a camper-selected, two-week long engineering project and leadership and entrepreneurship activities for students considering careers in STEM. Campers will be encouraged to submit their individual and team projects as entries into the New Hampshire Science and Engineering Expo 2018. The campers participate in workshops on entrepreneurship, research skills, resume writing, interviewing skills, public speaking, and college admissions essay writing. We are currently planning this summer’s projects; we anticipate projects in VEX Robotics, polymers, materials science, and bioengineering.
(Limit 20 campers)

$800/commuter; $1600/residential

Registration will open March 6, 2017.         Register Here

Tech Camp is one of multiple camps offered at UNH. Registrations for each camp are through a central location, the UNH Learn For Life website. Please refer to the site for registration/enrollment tips and payment and refund procedures. Registration requires that an account be created for each child. Each child’s account will have a unique User Name and Password, but the same email address can be used to manage multiple child accounts. The accounts must be created with the name and birthdate of the child, not the parent. If your child has an account from previous years, you do not need to create another account.

Accounts can be created and Registration Questions can be completed at any time. If your child has an account already, you may want to log in and use the ‘Forgot User Name' or 'Forgot Password' functions, if needed. We recommend accounts be created, or logged into again, and the registration questions completed BEFORE registration opens. This will make the enrollment process smoother and quicker. The Registration Questions can be accessed through the Learn for Life website mentioned above.
Scholarships are available; the application will be part of the registration process.