TSA Competition

The College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Office of Undergraduate Student Enrollment supports UC's Office of Admission by providing several prospective student events each year for high school students.

The events vary in format, from Open House sessions to showcase our college opportunities and current students, to math and science competitions, to an Engineering Summer Camp experience.

Below are some of the events which occur annually and are hosted by the CEAS Office of Undergraduate Student Enrollment.

If you would like to inquire further about the programming, please e-mail or call 513-556-5417.

Men and Women in Engineering & Applied Science Summer Camps

Day camps are open to high school students and are one week in length (Mon.-Fri.) and held in July each year.

Students learn about the various engineering disciplines by visiting labs and participating in hands-on activities and department presentations led by our current faculty. Three corporate visits are planned including site tours and presentations from current engineers. Students also compete in several team competitions throughout the week.

The College of Engineering and Applied Science gives each student a $250 scholarship to offset the cost of the camp.

Women and Minorities in Engineering and Technology Day

This one-day event showcases to underrepresented populations within engineering and applied sciences the benefits of a technical career path.

Students will learn the perks of co-op, have the opportunity to talk to current engineering students & professors, tour engineering laboratories and facilities, and meet other high school students interested in the fields.

TSA-TEAMS Competition

Held in March, this event is open to high school students. There are 100 testing sites across the U.S., hosting approximately 14,000 students.

UC College of Engineering and Applied Science has sponsored this competition for several years and is always one of the largest testing sites in the nation. Students compete in teams on a two-part science and math exam. The College of Engineering and Applied Science awards the highest scoring varsity teams in each enrollment category a partial tuition scholarship which the team’s coach may choose to distribute to any participating team member who has applied and been accepted into UC CEAS.

There are also several events held outside of the CEAS Undergraduate Student Enrollment Office. Please see the descriptions below for the proper contact for inquiries.

Computer Science Summer Camp

The Summer Camp in Computer Science provides high school students with a fun yet thorough introduction to the exciting field of Computer Science.

This two week day camp runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and provides campers with the opportunity to develop their computer skills and work with and meet working computer scientists.

Campers will participate in various activities, ranging from lectures, hands-on projects, and presentations of industrial applications as well as research projects. Current graduate and/or undergraduate students will participate in these activities, making presentations of their own projects.

Emerging Ethic Engineers (E3) Summer Events

Family Science Academy (June-July) Open to 4th-7th grade students from Greater Cincinnati, this six-week program aims to increase science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) awareness among students in the area. Parents also attend sessions to learn how to encourage students to enter these fields.

Summer Institute (June-July) A five-week college preparatory program open to 8th -12th  grade students comprised of math and science education, engineering activities and research.     

Summer Bridge Program (June-August) A seven-week residential program open to students admitted to CEAS allowing them to come to campus early, form a learning community, take entry level math and science courses and prepare themselves for the school year.        

Check  specific event details and contact information.

Engineer for a Day

Open to minority students in middle and high school, this event is held in the spring by the University of Cincinnati’s chapter of National Society of Black Engineers.

Middle school students have a variety of fast-paced hands-on activities presented by corporate guests.

High school students receive a 'pep talk' on ACT/SAT test preparation, the scholarship search process, and various engineering topics from corporate guests.


MATHCOUNTS is the National Mathematics Competition program for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. It is both an individual and team competition where teams collaborate to solve problems. 'Mathletes’ work individually during the SPRINT and TARGET rounds, and then collaborate on solutions during the TEAM round. The top 16 students in the competition then go one-on-one against the clock to solve problems during the Count Down round. A full description can be found at the link

The Cincinnati region is a Math Powerhouse with Cincinnati area teams capturing the State title 24 of the last 30 years. Last year the Sycamore JHS team won the state title. Cincinnati ‘mathletes’ have also scored well at the National competitions. This year the National competition will be in Washington DC on May 12-15. 

The Cincinnati regional competition will be held at the UC Zimmer auditorium on Saturday, February 24, 2018. 

There will be 340 ‘mathletes” representing 40 regional teams at the competition, with more than 50 volunteers from local companies (GE, Ethicon, P&G, Cintas, and others) scoring and proctoring the tests. Several volunteers were prior ‘mathletes’. 

UC scholarships will be presented to the top two students, sponsored by CEAS and the Department of Mathematics. 

Engineering Camp scholarships, sponsored by CEAS, will also be presented to the top two men and women in the competition.

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