Carrington King of Conway attended the Engineering Summer Academy hosted by the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville this summer, according to a news release.
The one-week session, from July 8-14, is for students entering the 10th, 11th and 12th grade and focuses on science, engineering, technology and math.
King is the son of Milton and Delbra King of Conway.
King lived on campus and worked with UA faculty and students. Students had hands-on exposure to different engineering activities.
Students could pick one of several engineering fields: chemical engineering, computer science and computer engineering and mechanical and electrical engineering.
King took part in the solar-boat program and worked with other students to design and build remote-controlled, solar-powered boats. The program is a small-scale version of "Solar Splash," the international, intercollegiate solar boat competition.
At the end of the week, the students raced their boats in the HPER building pool on campus.