NCCET North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies Appalachian State UniversityThe North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies provides facilities for applied research in engineering related fields and serves as a conduit to baccalaureate education delivered by the University of North Carolina system schools.

Conceived as a community supported higher education effort in technical and engineering disciplines, this Center was established through a collaboration of business, government and higher education organized as the Future Forward Economic Alliance. The Center may collaborate with other schools in bringing the best programs to the region to meet the employment needs.


2016 Future Engineers Camp Information

Camps and Dates:
Rising 3rd to 5th Graders Future Engineers Camp-
June 20-24

Rising 3rd to 5th Graders - Future Engineers Camp -
June 27 - July 1st, 2016

Rising 6th to 8th Graders-Future Engineers Camp-
July 11-15

Rising 7th and 8th Graders-Robotics Camp (EV3)-
July 25-29

Student Applications:
The competitive selection process is underway with applications presently being reviewed. Students who are accepted and those who are placed on the waiting list, will be notified by the end of March.

Robotics Teacher Training:
Robotics teachers have already begun preparation for another great camp!

Elementary and Middle School Teacher Training Begins Soon!
Teachers will soon begin their training to prepare for the elementary and middle school camps. Classes will be held on Friday, April 8 from 12-5 and Saturday, April 9 from 8-4 at WPCC-Foothills Higher Education Center. Training will conclude here at the NCCET in Hickory on April 30 from 8:30-3:00.

A New Camp Manager Has Been Hired!

In October 2015 Mrs. Gina Houston, a teacher at Claremont Elementary School was hired as camp manager. Mrs. Houston has worked for the Catawba County Schools for 19 years and has spent the last 3 years at Claremont Elementary School. (Go Bears!)
Dr. Sid Connor said “Gina is no stranger to Future Engineers Camps as she has worked numerous camps in the past. I am excited to have her as our new camp manager and I think when you meet her, you will find that her enthusiasm is contagious!”
Mrs. Houston is already busy preparing for summer 2016 as this flyer is being composed. Teachers and Assistants will be selected soon and their training has been scheduled for early 2016. Student applications are now available online.