Tech Camp

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 scholarship assistance available for all programs. If you are applying to the BAE Summer STEM Scholars Program, or, If you require financial assistance, whether partial or full, please fill out the Scholarship Application (coming soon).

Learn more about the registration process

Register here starting Feb. 14

BAE Summer STEM Scholars

The BAE Summer STEM Scholars initiative at the UNH Tech Camp is for high school youth entering 11th and 12th grade. 
Full financial support to eligible applicants who fill out the scholarship application.

 

 

Tech Camp at Manchester

UNH Tech Camp is returning to Manchester this summer 2019. It will be offering two weeks of the TechSplorers program, an introductory exploration of STEM. Youth in the southwestern part of the state, now can experience the hands-on, project-based learning experiences designed to increase STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Contact Information

Carmela Amato-Wierda 
Associate Professor
Materials Science
Faculty Director of Tech Camp
Parsons Hall N139
Durham, NH  03824
Phone: (603) 862-2526
Email: ccaw@unh.edu

BAE Scholarship Info

Begin the enrollment process today


Make a gift to Tech Camp!

Gifts to UNH Tech Camp allow us to support scholarships for low-income students, keep our tuition as low as possible and expand the program to include more hands-on STEM projects for our campers.

 

Tech Camps Schedule & Programs Summer 2019

 

Program

Grade Level

Description

July 8-12th

Engineeristas*All girls

6 - 8

Project topics change daily

Engineeristas Extraordinaire*All girls 7 - 10 In-depth week-long projects

July 15-19th
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July 22-26th

Techsplorers 

6 - 8

Project topics change daily
TechVenturers  7 - 10 In-depth week-long projects

July 15-26th
(no weekend)

TechLeaders

11 - 12

Two-week projects + professional skills
July 15-19th TECH 820 for Teacher Leaders K-12 
Educators
Learn about project-based teaching

Engineeristas - Girls Entering Grades 6-8
July 8-12, 2019 (Residents arrive Sunday, July 7)

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 topics 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.

Cost: $450 commuter, $850 residents

Engineeristas Extraordinaire - Girls Entering Grades 7-10
July 8-12, 2019 (Residents arrive Sunday, July 7)

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.

Cost: $450 commuter, $850 residents

TechSplorers A - Boys & Girls Entering Grades 6-8
July 15-19, 2019 (Residents arrive Sunday, July 14)

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TechSplorers B - Boys & Girls Entering Grades 6-8
July 22-26, 2019 (Residents arrive Sunday, July 21)

Campers may attend both weeks

TechSplorers 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.

Cost: $450 commuter, $850 residents

TechVenturers A - Boys & Girls Entering Grades 7-10
July 15-19, 2019 (Residents arrive Sunday, July 14)

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TechVenturers B - Boys & Girls Entering Grades 7-10
July 22-26, 2019 (Residents arrive Sunday, July 21)

Campers may attend both weeks to work on multiple projects.

TechVenturers program is for campers entering grades 7 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 have included 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. The program includes projects for our younger campers, as well as more advanced projects for older campers.

Cost: $450 commuter, $850 residents

TechLeaders - Boys & Girls Entering Grades 11 & 12
July 15-26, 2019 excluding the weekend (Residents arrive Sundays, July 14 and July 21)

TechLeaders program features both a camper-selected, two-week long engineering project and leadership and entrepreneurship activities for students considering careers in STEM. The campers participate in workshops on entrepreneurship, research skills, resume writing, interviewing skills, public speaking, and college admissions essay writing. We will be inviting engineering professionals from industry to meet the Techleaders and discuss engineering careers. We are currently planning this summer’s projects; we anticipate projects in VEX Robotics, bioengineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, and computer science.

Cost: $900 commuter, $1700 residents