Summer Programs

Each year, the Donaghey College of STEM conducts summer programs in order to increase capacity in the STEM pipeline. Our programs are supported through partnerships with business or government partners and all of our programs are free to students. Each program focuses on specific STEM based subject areas and attempts to provide students with a unique opportunity to be exposed to various STEM career options. Participants have the option to commute or reside on campus (at no charge) during the program.

 

Transportation Engineering Institute

What?  The Transportation Engineering Institute is a fun and interactive two-week residential program for high school students that permits exploration of various transportation fields and careers (land, water, air, and safety). Classes in English, science, math, and engineering provide the necessary foundation to understand the concepts that students utilize during field excursions, projects, labs and hands-on activities that are related to transportation.  All students denied admission to the 2022 Engineering Scholars Program will automatically be considered for this program. Students with interest in engineering, aeronautics, and geology should strongly consider this program.

Who?  Current 8th-11th graders who are Arkansas residents and have GPA of at least a 2.5.
How?  The application for the 2022 program can be downloaded here.

For your application to be marked as complete and considered for the program, we will
need the following documents mailed or scanned and emailed to our office:

  • A completed 2022 Summer Outreach Application
  • A 250-word statement about your professional interest
  • A copy of your official transcript from your school
  • ACT or SAT test scores (if applicable)

You can mail your application documents to:

Transportation Engineering Institute
UA Little Rock
2801 South University Ave., ETAS 125
Little Rock, AR 72204

When?  This year’s Transportation Engineering Institute will be June 12 – June 24, 2022.

All application materials must be postmarked by April 30, 2022.

For more information, please contact Keith Harris at 501-916-6290 or email krharris@ualr.edu.

Engineering Scholars Program

What? The objective of the Engineering Scholars Program is to increase the number of students entering engineering programs in Arkansas through exposure to hands-on engineering projects, plant trips, and interaction with industry engineers. In addition, the one-week residential summer program includes counseling and advising sessions to assist students in preparing for college. The exposure to engineering and counseling and advising sessions will help high school students make informed choices on appropriate course work during their high school years for pursuing future careers in engineering. The program features academic and lab sessions on various engineering disciplines, including robotics. The program also features counseling and advising sessions to assist students in preparing for college.
Who? Current 8th-11th graders interested in engineering.
How? The application for the 2022 program can be downloaded here.

For your application to be marked as complete and considered for the program, we will
need the following documents mailed or scanned and emailed to our office:

  • A completed 2022 Summer Outreach Application
  • A 250-word statement about your professional interest
  • A copy of your official transcript from your school
  • ACT or SAT test scores (if applicable)

You can mail your application documents to:

Engineering Scholars Program
UA Little Rock
2801 South University Ave., ETAS 125
Little Rock, AR 72204

When? This year’s session of the Engineering Scholars Program will be: June 12 – June 18, 2022

All application materials must be postmarked by April 30, 2022.

For more information, please contact Keith Harris at 501-916-6290 or email krharris@ualr.edu.

Windstream Girls CODE

What? The objective of this outreach initiative is to motivate academically prepared females to enter the fields of computer science, information science, or web design. This one-week residential camp is for rising 8th and 9th grade students. In addition to hands-on instruction, students will attend seminars featuring female professionals to learn more about opportunities available for females in computer and information science. In addition, attendees will learn how to overcome and remove potential obstacles in a male dominated field.
Who? Current 7th & 8th graders (males and females)
How? The application for the 2022 program can be downloaded here.

For your application to be marked as complete and considered for the program, we will
need the following documents mailed or scanned and emailed to our office:

  • A completed 2022 Summer Outreach Application
  • A 250-word statement about your professional interest
  • A copy of your official transcript from your school
  • ACT or SAT test scores (if applicable)

You can mail your application documents to:

Windstream Girls CODE
UA Little Rock
2801 South University Ave., ETAS 125
Little Rock, AR 72204

When? This year’s Windstream Girls CODE program will be July 17-22, 2022 and all application materials must be postmarked by April 30, 2022.

For more information, please contact Keith Harris at 501-916-6290 or email krharris@ualr.edu.