Summer Academy Camps

Advanced Engineering


Registration for camps opens February 1, 2024.

In collaboration with the College of Engineering (CENGR) at the University of Georgia students can embark on an exhilarating journey into the heart of engineering innovation at UGA. Experience a week in the life of an engineer – thinking, planning, designing, fabricating, and proving designs using an expansive engineering toolkit of software, tools, and equipment. The project-based program lets students experience engineering in a fun, informative, and creative environment with just a hint of friendly competition. Select multiple projects across various engineering disciplines to explore your interests. Unleash your creativity, embrace the spirit of innovation, and envision the endless possibilities within the world of engineering. Depart the week with a mind buzzing full of ideas to change the world and with a profound understanding of how engineers transform concepts into reality.



Course Date:

June 24 – 28, 2024
Monday – Friday

Course Date Info:

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
See map: Google Maps

Location Info:

Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp – $500
Residential Camp – $1175

Course Number:



Dr. Ben Thomas

Dr. Ben Thomas is an instructor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. He teaches a wide variety of classes including engineering graphics, computational methods, mechanical engineering design, numerical methods, and machine hydraulics. Ben is a triple dawg, receiving his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from UGA. His bachelor’s degree is in agricultural engineering with a focus in mechanical systems and his post graduate degrees focus on advanced microscopy. With his diverse engineering background, Ben has worked on a wide range of projects from designing a roll over protection systems for tractors, to designing adjustable mounts for specialized optical equipment, and programing advanced image processing applications. He recently developed an outreach program in which undergraduate student members of the local chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) mentor STEM students at Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School. This is Ben’s fifth year as a Summer Academy Instructor.