This year’s Hi-GEAR (Girls Engineering Abilities Realized) summer camp was held on the University of Utah’s College of Engineering campus in June and gave female high school students the opportunity to learn about exciting engineering concepts.

During the five-day camp that began June 10, the students got hands-on demonstrations in topics from computer coding to reverse engineering the brain, nanostructures and the optics of the human eye. The group also took tours of Boeing, the college’s nuclear engineering facilities and sat in on a panel of professional engineers who talked about their individual paths to successful careers.

Click below to see a photo gallery of the week’s activities.