Stephen F. Austin

Engineering Summer Program

This program is a free one-week summer camp with activities involving 3D Printing, Robotics, Virtual Reality, GPS Tracking, and Circuit Construction. The program is limited to 26 students. Students between the age of 10 and 16 (Grades 5-10) are invited. Students will be split into groups for some activities by ages (e.g. 10-11, 12-13, 14-16).
Engineering Summer Program
July 3 - July 7, 2017
Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm,
All activities will take place on the SFA campus primarily in the science building, math building, and the SFA Arboretum. Students will be dropped off between 8:00am and 8:30am each day at the cul-de-sac (circle drive) between Kennedy Auditorium and the Student Center. Students will be picked up at 4:00pm from the same location.
Update: We have now reached our enrollment cap. The program is limited to 26 participants. Feel free to add your students name to our waiting list in the event that someone cancels.
Waiting List Form
Also, there is another summer camp experience in STEM going on at SFA from June 19-23, 2017. This summer experience involves activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Dr. Jana Redfield, from the SFA STEM Center, tells me that it is primarily for 7th and 8th graders but that you can call 936-468-5814 and inquire if your student is younger or older. The cost of this summer experience is $100 but please do let them know if you are from Nacogdoches ISD as the school district may be funding participation for some of their students. iMAS Academy – Registration and Schedule:

Engineering Summer Program Leaders

Email or call 936-666-0902 or 936-468-2360 for more information. The following engineers and physicists will be leading the Engineering Summer Program activities:
      Dr. Dan Bruton
      Dr. C.J. Aul
      Dr. Hector Ochoa
      Mr. Collin Timmons
This Engineering Summer Program was funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

Tentative Schedule

Contact hours will be from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm each day of the camp with one hour for lunch. Students will need to bring lunch for this Engineering Summer Program.
  • Morning: Computer Aided Drafting with Sketchup
  • Afternoon: 3D Printing with Ultimaker 2+
  • Morning: Robotics Construction Project with EV3
  • Afternoon: Programming Exercise with EV3 Robotics
  • Morning: Circuit Construction with Arduinos
  • Afternoon: Microcontroller Programming with Arduinos
  • Morning: Field Trip to SFA Arboretum with Arduino Beacons
  • Afternoon: Virtual Reality using Universe Sandbox Module
  • Morning: Virtual Reality with Mars Odyssey Module
  • Afternoon: Physics Magic Show and Planetarium Show

What to Bring

  • Lunch: We will have a refrigerator available if needed for lunches and drinks.
  • Cell Phone (optional): We encourage students to bring smart phones if available. We will use these for some of our robotics and outdoor activities.


Department of Physics, Engineering, and Astronomy, P.O. Box 13044 SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3044 - Office: (936)468-3001
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