Girls in the Charlottesville area who will be in 7th or 8th grade in Fall,

2015 are eligible to participate in this FREE summer camp led by MESA (the

Math, Engineering, and Science Academy at Albemarle High School). MESA

Bridge Camp aims to provide a real-life experience with STEM to students by

designing and building a bridge, and also seeks to build connections between

local middle and high school students.


The camp runs from July 27th to 31st, 2015, from 8:30am to 2:30pm at the

Albemarle High School/ Bridge Site at Leonard Sandridge Road


For the first half of the week, camp participants will learn physics and

math concepts related to bridge design from current MESA students. Camp

participants will be taught interactively and cooperatively through both

presentation-style teaching and teamwork in smaller groups on projects that

will let participants apply new knowledge. These projects will include model

bridge building and testing, and a small research project, which will give

participants the opportunity to teach themselves as well as their peers and

to practice presentation skills.


The camp experience will culminate with the designing and building of a

wooden pedestrian bridge on the Rivanna Trail. At the end of the week,

participants will be able to see how their hard work will pay off, and how

they can use their talents in math and science to serve the community.