Hi-Gear is a three-day in-person camp for high school students who are interested in engineering and promoting gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Hi-Gear is designed to expose students to a variety of engineering and computer science careers with hands-on experiential learning and collaborative team projects. This year’s camp will be experienced on campus with live demonstrations, guest speakers, and tours of lab spaces. The camp will introduce you to biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, materials, and mechanical engineering through hands-on learning. Campers will also explore ways to be an ally for underrepresented members of the Engineering community.
For more information: https://www.coe.utah.edu/k12/summercamps/
Utah Science Olympiad
Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher training institutes. (see details)
Summer Research for High-School Students
Yoon’s Research Group hosts high-school interns over the summer (informal internship program). In general, students spend 20 hours a week, working in Yoon’s research lab under the guidance of a mentor from a senior undergraduate / graduate student. The activities include hands-on experiments, lab tours, and technical presentations. (example)