Annette Packard

Phone: 937-229-2736
Merlin Simulator at the Women in Engineering Summer Camp

Camp Events


Your camp experience begins on Sunday with registration from 3-4 p.m. and a welcome banquet at 4:30 p.m. that opens camp and features a female keynote speaker who is a practicing engineer (and camp alum).

Social activities

Get to know women from across the country as you socialize during evening activities or while swimming and using the campus recreation center.

Experiments in engineering

Build it, try it, test it! This is the most popular camp module. Guided by University faculty, you'll discover what distinguishes our School's engineering disciplines:

  • Use injection molding to make key chains from new and recycled plastics.
  • Build a structure able to withstand earthquakes.
  • Design a prosthetic leg for a dog.
  • Work with robots/sensors to learn about face detection, tracking, and identification.
  • Develop a concept for instrumentation of a new ATM system.
  • Develop bath oil, determine a target market and meet client specifications.
  • Design and test a sustainable water treatment system.
Innovation modules

Fun and challenging modules:

Dinner with an engineer

How have you used your degree? Do you like what you're doing? Enjoy a comfortable sit-down dinner with an engineer, ask questions, and hear from professional women engineers who are open, willing to share, and ready to encourage.

Day with industry

See for yourself! Leave campus and spend a day with an industry, depending on the industry — shadow an engineer, tour a plant or observe a process.

Graduation breakfast

At the close of camp, your parents/guardians are able to join us for our graduation breakfast. Included: certificates are presented and a fun camp-week photo presentation is viewed.