About CAMP

What makes CAMP distinctive is an integrated academic affairs/student affairs approach based on voluntary, individual contributions with students organizing themselves into teams that actively encourage participation, organization, and leadership starting in the freshman year.

Academic Learning Meets Real World Challenges

CAMP actively takes the classroom experience a step further:  letting students apply their developing technical skills in real world situations that involve fundraising, planning, problem-solving and deadlines.  Students participate in international competitions where the teams test their mettle against engineering universities from around the world. A synergy results where students develop their professional and technical capabilities.

Individual Contributions Power Team Accomplishments

The success of CAMP is based on combining the contributions of each student with the demands of working with others. To accomplish this CAMP, recognizes the importance of critical values such as:

  • Collaboration
  • Understanding
  • Innovation
  • Responsibility

as essential in resolving conflicts, establishing goals, and completing a project. The unique element of CAMP is a focus on the process in that it is very clear that the means used to achieve a goal determines the outcome. Each team constructs a distinctive structure based on the dynamics of each member. By actively encouraging each student to fully contribute, CAMP teams have been able to develop a high level of intrinsic motivation where each student feels that he or she can make a constructive contribution while at the same time contributes to the success of others. The development of a winning engineering project could not be accomplished without developing the personal as well as the technical skills of each participating student.

Camp Process

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