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CU Engineering and Applied Mathematics Summer Academy

We encourage our students and employees to implement social distancing, wear a mask and engage in good health practices to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

This academy is a 6 day, 5-night experience for 30 high school students from the state of OKLAHOMA. The 2022 academies will be hosted at a Lawton Cameron campus and Duncan Cameron campus and the FISTA in Lawton. This is a residential academy.  Students will be housed on campus for the Lawton academy, and in a local hotel for the Duncan academy. Selections will be made and students will be notified by May 1st, 2022. We will provide the final details by the end of May 2022. Additionally, we will select 4 high school students that have PREVIOUSLY ATTENDED this academy to serve as volunteer Junior Counselors for the week at Lawton and the week at Duncan. If you are interested be sure to complete the application. 

June 13-18, 2021 (Sunday – Friday)

The focus of this academy is to allow students to study and experiment with rocket design by learning the concepts of lift and drag and application engineering through hands-on system build and design. Students will utilize a 3-D printer and raw materials to design and construct their rockets. Following the Engineering Design Process, students will research, design, test, and redesign their rocket systems. Next, using their newly designed rocket systems, students will strive to maximize their designs through the redesign process. The final project will include a design competition of the rocket systems based on set criteria, which may include the safe landing of a quail egg. As the week ends students will reflect on their team design process and their own personal growth during the academy as they present their week to fellow academy participants, faculty, sponsors and the community.

Tentative Academy Schedule:



Day 1

Check In, Get Acquainted Games, Self-Defense Interactive Training, CU welcome.

Day 2

Travel to gain soft skills at the Outdoor Adventure Challenge Course.

Days 3 and 4

Learning sessions, design, construction, testing, redesign

Day 5

AM - more team design time, PM - Field trip (energy company for solar power)

Day 6

Revise team designs, test, and compete.

Day 7

Academy Ends, Student Presentations, Academy Jeopardy, Catered Lunch for students and families, Check Out.

*Each day will include meals and evening entertainment for academy participants.


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