Tech Camp

Thank you for an awesome summer. 

We look forward to next year's Tech Camp from July 13-31, 2020.

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. Since 2007, these programs are designed to immerse campers in the world of science, engineering and technology.  

BAE Summer STEM Scholars at Techleaders

The BAE Summer STEM Scholars is a limited enrollment program within the Techleaders program at UNH Tech Camp.  11th and 12th grade youth work alongside BAE engineers to build an autonomous remote control vehicle.  BAE Systems generously provides scholarships for a limited number of financially eligible applicants who complete the Tech Camp scholarship application.

  • Discuss STEM career paths with professionals and UNH engineering students
  • Two residential weeks at the UNH Durham campus
  • Explore the world of science and engineering side-by-side with BAE engineers on an in-depth project
  • Learn college skills: Application essays, resumes, interviewing,and public speaking

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Tech Camp at Manchester

UNH Tech Camp is returning to Manchester this summer 2020. 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).

Check out the TechSplorers (Manchester) tab under Tech Camp Programs
 

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Tech Camp Manchester

    Girls Engineering The Future

    Girls Entering Grades 8-10 || July13-24, 2020 (Residential only, including weekend)

    Help prepare young women for future careers in STEM by tackling real world problems and gaining practical experience in critical work and life skills such as collaboration, creative thinking, and innovation.

    Build lifelong friendships in an atmosphere designed to help young women like you succeed.

    Help you harness your own power to effect change in an unforgettable summer week of overnight camp filled with exciting challenges and quick thinking.

    Get a glimpse of the many career pathways that lie ahead as you try your hand at real-world problem solving, robotics and engineering with a support network of mentors and teammates.  

    This camp is presented through a collaboration between
    New Hampshire Innovation and Creativity Connection,
    FIRST, the University of New Hampshire and Destination Imagination.

    Learn how to:  Register

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    New Summer Program!
    Girls Engineering
    The Future (NEW)

    July 8-12 (overnight)
    Grd. 8-10 | All girls
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    Tech Camp Programs

    Tech 820 Course
     

    Program

    Grade Level

    Description

    July 13-17
    (all girls)

    Engineeristas

    5 - 8

    Project topics change daily

    Engineeristas Extraordinaire 7 - 10 In-depth week-long projects
    Girls Engineering the Future (July 13-24) 8-10 NHICC, DI, FIRST, & UNH
    In-depth single project (limit 30)

    July 20-24
    -or-
    July 27-31

    TechSplorers 

    5 - 8

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

    July 20-24
    -or-
    July 27-31

    TechSplorers at UNH Manchester 5 - 8 Project topics change daily

    July 20-31
    (no weekend)

    Techleaders, including BAE Summer STEM Scholars

    11 - 12

    Two-week projects + professional skills

    July 20-24

    TECH 820 for Teacher Leaders K-12 
    Educators
    Learn about project-based teaching

     

    Tech 820 Course

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    *For a single topic, project-based, week-long program
    check out Engineeristas Extraordinaire

     

    Girls Entering Grades 6-8

    July 8-12
     

    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). The campers cycle through their day learning from different project leaders about science, technology, and the environment.

    Tech 820 Course
    Girls Entering Grades 7-10

    July 8-12
     

    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.

    Tech 820 Course
    Girls Engineering the Future

    In partnership with: NHICC, DI, FIRST, & UNH

    Girls Entering Grades 8-10
    July 15-19

    This guiding question of the camp inspires a sense of wonder and empowerment. The integrative camp will address a real world problem and the innovation steps needed to take a concept and make it a reality. To inspire the next generation of female leaders, the camp will focus on critical life skills like research, teamwork, consensus building and prototyping to create a microcosm of how businesses are run today. Teen activism is the perfect vehicle to blend service learning and authentic meaning making.
    What problem do you want to solve?

    This camp is presented through a collaboration between
    New Hampshire Innovation and Creativity Connection,
    FIRST, the University of New Hampshire and Destination Imagination.

    Tech 820 Course
    All those entering grades 6-8

    July 15-19 or 22-26
     

    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.

    Tech 820 Course
    All those entering grades 6-8

    July 15-19 or 22-26
     

    Mon. - Thurs. 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Fri. 8:30am - 12:00pm

    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.

    Cost: $400 commuter

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    Tech Camp Manchester

    Tech 820 Course
    All those entering grades 7-10

    July 15-19 or 22-26
     

    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.

    Tech 820 Course
    All those entering grades 11-12

    July 15-26
    (No Weekend)
     

    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.

    Tech 820 Course
    Tech for Teacher Leaders

    July 15-19
     

    Our Tech for Teacher Leaders program has evolved into a permanent course offering by the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, 
    Tech 820: Emerging Technologies and Project-Based Learning (PBL) for Teachers: Focus on Nanotechnology

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    Registration 
     

    Please review the UNH Summer Youth Program Payment & Refund Procedures 
    It is the family's responsibility to understand these procedures.

    Please review our Online Registration Instructions, especially if you are enrolling more than one child or enrolling for the first time.

    • Note that each child must have an individual account and the enrollments done separately within each account. If your child has an account already, do not create another!
    • Accounts should be in the name of the child, not the parent/guardian.
    • We also recommend families be familiar with all other information on the Youth Programs website. The website includes downloadable forms, a Family Guide, and much more information regarding UNH summer youth programs.

    For more Tech Camp (Durham) information, including session descriptions, dates, costs and to Enroll:

    UNH Tech Camp Registration Portal

    The information above pertaining to registering applies to both Tech Camp Durham & Tech Camp Manchester.
    To register for Tech Camp Manchester please click here.


    Scholarship 
     

    To apply for a scholarship, you must enroll in the Camp and submit a scholarship application

    • If you expect to request a partial scholarship for Tech Camp, please pay the deposit when enrolling
    • If you expect to request a full scholarship for Tech Camp, please select the ‘Pay by Another Method’ upon checkout

    You can submit the scholarship application first, or do the enrollment first. Either way, the additional function should be performed immediately after the other.

    The scholarship application deadline is May 22, 2020, but please submit the application
    immediately after camp enrollment. Recipients will be informed via email by June 1, 2020.

    Scholarship Application


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    Carmela Amato-Wierda

    Scientist, Educator, and Camp Director

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    Tech 820: Emerging Technologies and Project-Based Learning (PBL) for Teachers: Focus on Nanotechnology

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