a rocket propulsion lab

The Mechanical Engineering Rocket Propulsion program summer program teaches students the principles of rocket and air-breathing propulsion. Students will participate in a range of classroom and hands-on learning activities exploring the aspect of propulsion system design, analysis, fabrication, and testing. Students will also learn about the history of air-breathing and rocket propulsion and where propulsion systems are headed and future prospects in the propulsion field.

This is a hands-on course. Students will be working with Embry-Riddle faculty in our engineering lab. You will learn the basic principles of propulsion – the thrust equation, conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Design and build a simple rocket from “off the shelf” parts. Then fly the rocket. Learn simple propellant chemistry and participate in mixing of solid propellant and casting it into grains. Static test fire solid rocket motors from the grains they cast. Learn about and participate in simple fabrication methods such as 3-D printing (rapid prototyping), water jet, laser cutter, and traditional machine tools.

Learn about and participate in simple laboratory and testing activities, including LabVIEW programming and data acquisition.

For: High School Students ages 15-18 who are interested in mechanical engineering and rockets.

When: July 10-15, 2022

Tuition: $1,430

Location: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott, 3700 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301

Tuition & Fees

Tuition includes supervised housing, on-campus meals, classroom instruction, books and materials. A limited amount of linens are available for purchase but students are requested to bring their own sheets/towels. More information to be provided in Enrollment packet. Camps require a non-refundable $30 registration fee

Application Process

After the registration is processed, a link will be sent detailing all pertinent information and requesting specific documentation.


Registration will be open mid-January 2022.

The Boeing High School Scholars Program is a highly selective program that provides students the opportunity to study collegiate level engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The Boeing Corporation, in partnership with ERAU Prescott, offers full or partial scholarships to cover the cost of an engineering summer program. (Scholarships do not cover travel expenses to or from ERAU).

Scholarship Requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA or better
  • Prove financial need
  • U.S. Citizen
  • One page essay submission (requirements below)

Essay Questions:
What innovations do you see in the future of engineering?

  • Why is attending this program important to you?

For your scholarship application to be considered, both questions must be answered in essay format and submitted before March 1, 2022. Applications submitted without an essay will NOT be considered for the scholarship. Please click here to upload your essay as an email attachment or email your essay directly to: prsummer@erau.edu with Boeing Essay as the subject. 

Your Boeing Scholarship Application does not secure or hold a spot for you. If you wish to guarantee a spot in any engineering program, you must complete the registration and pay the tuition as well as submit your Boeing application.  Once scholarships are approved, the tuition will be adjusted with the scholarship amount refunded. 

Submit a Boeing Scholarship Application

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Summer Overnight Camps

Live on campus like Embry-Riddle students and explore career possibilities in flight, mechanical engineering, global security, or what it is like to be a NASA astronaut.

Embry-Riddle's overnight summer programs at the Daytona Beach Campus and Prescott Campus introduce the technology of today to the aviators, engineers, and astronauts of tomorrow.

Students live in on-campus dormitories — under the supervision of approved counselors — and share their initial experience of University living with other young people near their age.

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