The BEST Experience

UAH and the College of Engineering present a new type of summer camp experience -

The BEST Experience or Be an Engineering STudent Experience

July 20th-25th 2014 on the UAH campus


Are you interested in engineering as a career?  If so, the College of Engineering invites you to join the BEST Experience, where you can Be an Engineering STudent (for a week!).  

The BEST Experience is a week-long residential program that gives high-school students a taste of what being an engineer student at UAH is all about.  Students will go to engineering classes, perform hands-on experiments in engineering labs, participate in UAH student life activities, work on project teams, live in the residence halls and eat at campus dining facilities.

The BEST Experience is designed to introduce students to engineering education in a fun and engaging way—much like a college freshman would experience.

The BEST Experience will let students explore different types of engineering and aspects of design, build, and test—all while living like college student.

The BEST Experience is a great way to “try” being an engineering student to see just how challenging and fun it can be!

Program Fees:   The BEST Experience fee covers all program costs including room and meals, laboratory and classroom materials, and student life activities. Transportation to and from campus is not included. 

Alabama Residents:    $300

Non-Alabama Residents:    $600

Scholarships:   The BEST Experience will provide scholarships for up to 75% of the program fee ($225 for residents/$450 for non-residents).  Scholarship amounts are based on demonstrated financial need and subject to program funds.

We are currently accepting individuals on a waiting list.

If you are interested in the BEST Experience please contact (256) 824-6877.

2014 BEST Experience Brochure                                                                                                          Student/Parent Behavior and Responsibility Contract

2014 BEST Experience Application                                                                                                       Photo Use Waiver Form

2014 BEST Experience Scholarship application                                                                                BEST Experience Permission/Waiver Form

2014 BEST Experience Information and Sample Schedule