Have you ever wondered how everyday products are designed? Are you interested in making smart devices and products? You will see a product’s design cycle, from project definition to test. This year’s project will be the “Design of an Autonomous Vehicle” to navigate an obstacle course and perform tasks along the obstacle course.

Space is Limited! Early registration is recommended. Campers will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis, based upon date of registration and when payment is received. Waiting lists will be maintained and filled in the order that they were received should cancellations occur.


Date: July 23-27, 2024
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders
Capacity: 48 students
Registration Fee: $950 (includes all meals, housing and camp materials)

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The camp will start with design concepts, design choices, and the mechanical design process. Then campers will use their skills to make a virtual prototype in CAD software. The design will then be formalized for manufacturing.

Campers will use the full mechanical workshop, with a CNC machining center, and tools to bring the product prototype to life. Campers will learn about smart product design and electrical layout and use the program “Arduino” for their products. Then, the final prototype integration will take place. The camp will conclude with campers demonstrating their design in a Shark Tank-like setting to sell their prototype.

Camp Activities include:

  •         Product design
  •         CAD Modeling
  •         Manufacturing
  •         Additive Manufacturing
  •         Digital Electronics


Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. USA Express provides shuttle service from St. Louis Lambert Airport to Rolla. You can contact USA Express by calling 1-800-872-9399 or visiting their website at https://www.usaxonline.com/. If you are having challenges arranging transportation, please contact the STEM Center for additional assistance.

All camps will have a $50 non-refundable fee. Persons wishing to cancel their registration must do so two weeks (14 full days) prior to the first day of their chosen program. No refunds will be made after this date.

Missouri S&T reserves the right to cancel any program in the event of insufficient registrations, severe weather or natural disaster. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately via email and phone, and all fees will be returned in full.

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Summer Camps at S&T

Suite 104, 1200 N. Pine St, Rolla, MO
Phone: (573) 341-6204
Email: stemcenter@mst.edu

Operating Hours

Monday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.