Engineering Events

Come Along for the Adventure

We offer several opportunities for high school students to come "test drive" the engineering program. Each summer we have our engineering summer academy and each spring is our annual programming competition. 

Engineering Summer Academy Camps

Engineering Summer Academy

This summer at JBU, you have an opportunity to explore the world of engineering and computer science!

The week will include hands-on project design, building and testing. You will learn how Christian principles relate to engineering and teamwork and enjoy evening activities and field trips together with the other students. Explore engineering, build relationships, grow spiritually and have fun!

Engineering Academy - June 21-26, 2020
Girls STEM Academy - July 5-10, 2020
Computer Science Academy July 26-31, 2020

Who should apply?: Current 9-11th graders* (10-12th grade as of Fall 2020)
*Preference will be given to upperclassmen.

Cost: $500** (includes housing, meals, field trips and project materials)
**Limited scholarships are available.

Registration/More Information

Check out this article from NWA Democrat Gazette on the 2016 Engineering Summer Academy.

Contact Hannah Averitt ( for any questions!


2020 JBU Programming Competition

Programming Competition

JBU Engineering will be hosting its 8th annual Programming Competition, Saturday, February 1st. The cost is free and lunch will be provided, in addition is an optional dinner for high school students at 5:30 pm.

The competition is open to both high school students and college students. Teams of up to 4 students collaborate together to solve various challenges, using the programming language of their choice (C, C++, C#, Java, Python, etc). The teams that solve the most problems the fastest will win prizes, including cash and JBU scholarships of up to $1000 per student.

HERE are the rules and details.

Click HERE for the registration form for high school students. High school students may sign up without a team and be matched together with other students.

Contact Dr. Tim Gilmour ( with further questions.

Feel free to check out our JBU Engineering Facebook page for more news and our Facebook album from a previous year's competition.


Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Each year the JBU chapter of Society of Women Engineers puts on a fun-filled day that encourages third and fourth-grade girls to pursue engineering by introducing them to engineering-related activities and connecting them to student engineers. 

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2018