Mechanical Crash Course Camp

June 20 - 24, 2023

Camp is full; waitlist available.

Have you ever wondered how everyday products are designed? Are you interested in making smart devices and products? Then the mechanical crash course is the camp for you. You will design an autonomous product with high school math and science knowledge. 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 task along the obstacle course.
  • Registration Details
  • Camp Details
  • Transportation Policy
  • Campus Cancellation Policy

Registration Details

Dates: June 20 - 24, 2023

Eligibility: Rising 9th - 12th graders

Capacity: Space is limited to 30 students.

Registration Fee:  $750 which includes housing in residence halls, meals, and all course materials.

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.


Registration Cancellation Policy

All camps will have a $50 registration fee (non-refundable, but applied to camp 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.

Camp Details

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 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.

Transportation Policy

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 If you are having challenges arranging transportation, please contact the STEM Center for additional assistance.

Campus Cancellation Policy

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.

Contact Us

Are you ready for your next adventure?

For more information, contact Kummer Center for STEM Education