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Civil engineers are society's problem solvers. Do you want to make a difference? Consider a career in civil engineering...


Camp BUILD is a one-week summer camp designed for high school juniors and seniors. Students are given the opportunity to explore Civil Engineering as a major at Texas A&M University and experience the Aggie culture!

Some of the camp activities:

  • Work on fun design projects, guided by civil engineering faculty and students.
  • Learn how engineers use the engineering design process.
  • Tour department facilities and labs like our structures and materials testing facility and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
  • Enjoy recreation: Scheduled opportunities on-campus as well as off-campus. Stay in a dorm: Dorm life is part of the Aggie experience!
  • Learn about the A&M admissions process: Students and parents will receive information about Texas A&M admissions as well as financial aid opportunities.

Learn about the civil engineering field

Program Dates:

Session 1: June 10-15, 2018

Session 2: June 17-22, 2018


To be eligible for Camp BUILD, students must be an upcoming junior or senior in high school. Females and minorities (groups that are underrepresented in the engineering field) are encouraged to apply.

Program Costs

The camp fee is $400 (includes housing and meals). Do NOT send money when applying to the program. Campers will be asked to pay the fee once they have been accepted into the program. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for students who qualify (see Scholarship Request Form).

Participants will be responsible for transportation arrangements and any costs associated with transportation to and from the camp. Transportation to camp activities will be provided by the Camp BUILD staff.


The online camp application is available here. Each applicant will need to mail an official transcript to the address provided in the application. The application will also request the name and e-mail address of a math or science teacher who can complete an online recommendation form (the link to the recommendation form will be sent directly to the teacher).


The online application must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., April 22, 2018. The student’s transcript must be mailed and postmarked no later than April 23, 2018. The online teacher recommendation must be submitted by 8:00 a.m. April 26, 2018. Selection will be based on academic qualifications and potential benefit to the participant. Participants will be notified of acceptance shortly after. Students selected for the program will receive more detailed instructions at that time.

For more information

Crystal Faust 
Administrative Coordinator I 
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering