If you are interested in nuclear engineering, this one-week summer program will introduce you to the fascinating world of nuclear power and the outstanding opportunities in nuclear engineering.

Campers interested in continued safe and reliable nuclear energy production, nuclear engineering, use of radiation for biomedical research and medical imaging, how to operate a nuclear reactor, or how nuclear-powered US Navy submarines and aircraft carriers protect US interests at sea, will embrace this unique, hands-on summer program that was designed to introduce them to the fascinating world of nuclear power and the unique opportunities in the world of nuclear engineering.

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: June 2-7, 2024
Eligibility: Rising 11th - 12th graders, and graduating seniors
Capacity: Space is limited to 40 students.
Registration Fee: $800 (includes all meals, housing and camp materials)

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Topics include nuclear energy, radiation detection and applications, nuclear materials, nuclear security, nuclear waste management, industrial plasmas, etc. Each day of the one-week course is a combination of interactive lectures, small group projects, and hands-on experiments.

Summer camp leaders demonstrate concepts ranging from radiation detection to reactor physics, where campers are exposed to the topics and materials they will likely study in nuclear engineering in a fun, engaging, and interactive manner.

Enjoy experimental hands-on and/or computational research using math, physics, and computer skills:

  •         Natural Radioactivity
  •         Nuclear Forensics
  •         Reactor Operations
  •         Shielding

Camp Tours & Nuclear Presentations:

  •         Phelps Health Radiology & Oncology Departments
  •         Missouri S&T's Research & Training Reactor
  •         Ameren UE's Callaway Nuclear Power Plant
  •         US Navy

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.