Recruiting for Free Engineering Summer Camp

Camp takes place from June 19 to 29 and is open to current seventh- and eighth-grade students

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( —  The UC Riverside Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program is giving highly motivated seventh- and eighth-grade students an opportunity to experience engineering.

The two week summer camp, Project EASE (Engineering & Applied Science Experiences) will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays from June 19 to 29 at UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering.

Students in a cardboard box boat built during MESA camp

Students test a cardboard box boat built during an engineering camp

Students attending the camp will strengthen their thinking and design skills through hands-on learning activities, build and test several engineering projects, strengthen their mathematics skills needed for success in engineering and science careers and interact with other students interested in “learning by doing.”

The camp is focused on current seventh- and eighth-grade grades that will be in eighth and ninth grade in the fall.   Although parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from the campus, there are no fees associated with the camp.

Project EASE is being made possible by a grant from the Verizon Foundation.  Verizon has supported MESA programming in the past, supporting such initiatives as robotics competitions and mentoring programs.

For more information, please contact UCR MESA Director Carlos Gonzalez at Applications are available under the “event registration tab” at: Space is limited.  Applications will be accepted until capacity is reached.

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