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Engineering Camp 2017

Engineering Camp 2017

USU Stars! GEAR UP Engineering Camp is designed to give students insight into an aspect of civil engineering that we all use on a daily basis: Water. Clean, drinkable water is something we all perhaps take for granted from time to time, but have you ever wondered about the process behind it all? Engineering Camp helps students learn about everything that goes into providing water for Logan and the surrounding areas. Students experience the process from beginning to end - starting at the river and ending at the water treatment facility. On top of that students become fully immersed at Utah State University, learning from professors and participating in tons of fun activities.

What You Need to Know

  • Who:
  • Students transitioning from 8th to 9th grade
  • When:
  • July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017
    July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017
  • Cost:
  • No Cost!
  • Sign Up:
  • See your GEAR UP site coordinator to learn how you can participate.
  • Limit:
  • There are 35 spots available per week.

Learn in the Lab

Students will be instructed by professors from the College of Engineering at USU. Much of the classroom time is spent in the lab where you will get the chance to build, examine, and test. The week will culminate with an exhibition, put together in the classroom, of everything you learn during the week.

Learn in the Field

You don't need to be in the classroom or the lab to learn. At Engineering Camp, students have the opportunity to learn hands on at locations off the USU campus. We'll visit Logan Canyon, water treatment facilities, and important sites all around Logan that make clean water a possibility.

Tour a Water Treatment Facility

At Engineering Camp you'll learn how to test water potency, and also about how cities are built to allow for proper water drainage. But, the real magic happens at the water treatment facility. Learn how undrikable water is treated by getting a personal tour of a water treatment facility - and see what your water looks like on the other end of the tap.

Tons of Fun Activities

We know you're going to enjoy learning all about water and civil engineering, but we've got a few more fun activities planned for you as well. So, you'll have plenty of breaks to have fun and make some great new friends along the way.