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Summer Study - Architecture and-or Engineering

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Summer Study - Architecture and-or Engineering


Dr. Lee Waldrep has also created a list of summer programs that is specific to architecture, which is here or 





Thanks to Elizabeth Cano of Chatham HS for her additions to this data in December of '08.


See also Lucy Gray's list of Math, Science, & Technology University Centers:



John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth: http://cty.jhu.edu/imagine/resources/summer_programs/science.html


Websites & searches:


ASEE Engineering K12 Center - http://www.egfi-k12.org/

Dedicated Engineers' site:  http://www.dedicatedengineers.org/Resources/pre-college_resources.htm 

The Engineering Education Service Center maintains this site: http://www.engineeringedu.com/store/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=8 

Engineering Your Life (specifically for girls) - http://www.engineeryourlife.org/

Enrichment Alley - http://www.enrichmentalley.com/

Pathways to STEM - http://www.ibparticipation.org/

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center - http://www.careercornerstone.org/eng/eng.htm

Stem Resources - http://www.onlineschools.org/stem-resources/

TryEngineering  - http://www.tryengineering.org/become.php?page=camps


A list of summer programs with a focus on science and/or engineering, compiled by MIT:



The following schools were listed by counselors as having summer programs with a focus on architecture and/or Engineering (please do read our Disclaimer!):


Alfred University (NY) (robotics, computer engineering)http://www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/robotics.cfmhttp://www.alfred.edu/summer/camps/computer-engr.cfm


Arizona State - http://design.asu.edu/hsworkshops/sdw.shtml


Boston Leadership Institute - http://bostonleadershipinstitute.com


Bucknell University - summer engineering program  for students who have completed 7th, 8th, or 9th grades - http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/ejablons/engCamp.html


Cal Poly -- San Luis Obispo


California College of the Arts


California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) at a UC School - 4-week summer residential program - http://epc.ucsc.edu/cosmos/index.shtml


University of California, Berkeley: 

Summer [IN]STITUTE in Environmental Design, an intensive introductory summer program for students considering graduate school in architecture: http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/summer-institute/

embARC Summer Design Academy, a four week summer program for rising 10th and 11th graders in architecture, city planning and urban design: http://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/summer-programs/embarc-design-academy/


Carnegie Mellon (PA)


Catholic U-Engineering - http://engineering.cua.edu/activities


Cedarville University (OH) runs a one week engineering summer camp -  http://www.cedarville.edu/departments/er/academiccamps/engineeringcamp/


College of New Jersey - Offers a 1-wk. program in Civil Engineering, details here: http://www.tcnj.edu/~summer/programs/outreach.html


Cooper Union (NY)


Curie Academy (at Cornell University)-The CURIE Academy is a one-week summer residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science. The focus is on juniors and seniors who may not have had prior opportunities to explore engineering, but want to learn more about the many opportunities in engineering in an interactive atmosphere. http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/diversity/summer/high_school/curie/index.cfm


Cornell (NY) - students can take a 6 week program titled Topics in Engineering.  For more info:  http://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/index.php


Drexel (PA)


Harvard (MA)


Illinois Aerospace Institute Summer Camp:  http://isgc.aerospace.illinois.edu/iai/program.html


Iowa State University - Engineering & Beyond workshops for students completing their junior year in high school - http://www.eng.iastate.edu/eb/


Kent School (CT) - http://www.kent-school.edu/academics/seek


Kettering University (MI) - 5-week summer program, especially for students of color - https://www.kettering.edu/precollege/aim


Lehigh (PA)


Massachusetts Maritime Academy's "Sea, Science and Leadership Program"  Extensive experiences in engineering labs and hands-on workshops in marine science areas.  Info/registration forms for their programs are typically posted on their website in the spring - http://www.maritime.edu


Michigan State University HS Engineering Institute- http://www.egr.msu.edu/future-engineer/programs 


Michigan Technological University Summer Youth Programs - https://www.mtu.edu/syp/discover/courses/


MIT (MA) - Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science Program - http://web.mit.edu/mites/www/


MIT (MA) Women's Technology Program, entering 12th grade - http://wtp.mit.edu/ 


NASA SHARP (summer apprenticeships for high school students 16 yrs and older, 8 schools nation-wide) http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/9-12/learning/NASA_SHARP.html


NJIT (NJ)- Pre-college programs, designed to encourage and prepare students entering grades 5-12 to succeed int eh fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. http://www5.njit.edu/precollege/studentprograms/summer_programs.php 


National Student Leadership Conference (multiple campuses: UMD, UC-Berkeley) 10-day engineering program - http://www.nslcleaders.org


New York Institute of Technology


New York University-Poly-



Notre Dame: Intro to Engineering Program- https://www3.nd.edu/~iep/ 


Pacer Center (MN) - esp. for girls with disabilities: http://www.pacer.org/stc/exite/camp.asp


Parsons School of Design


Pratt Institute


Purdue University (IN)- 765-494-3974, engineering programs for minorities - MITE 12th graders, http://www.purdue.edu/mep/ 
     PREFACE 10th and 11th graders http://www.purdue.edu/mep/MEP%20Programs/Pre-College%20Outreach/PREFACE.html


Purdue University (IN)- STEPS (Seminar for Top engineering prospects), HS seniors - https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/InfoFor/Honors/STEP 


Rensselaer Summer Engineering Program (NY) - http://summer.rpi.edu/update.do 


University of Rochester-https://enrollment.rochester.edu/precollege/courses/


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN) - 2.5 week engineering camp for rising seniors - mid-May application deadline:  https://www.rose-hulman.edu/admissions-and-aid/early-planning/operation-catapult/cost-and-dates.html


Rutgers University TARGET Academy for Girls in Science and Technology - http://www.osd.rutgers.edu/target/


SME - STEPS summer camp (6 colleges in 3 states) http://www.sme.org/


Smith College - their program for high school girls is called the Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) (some financial aid is available) - http://www.smith.edu/summerprograms/ssep/index.php Grades 9-12


Syracuse University (NY) - summer engineering program - http://summercollege.syr.edu/


Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ) - ECOES (Exploring Career Options in Engineering and Science) -https://www.stevens.edu/admissions/pre-college-programs


Stanford (CA) - Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) offers a 3- and a 4-week intensive Engineering course for academically talented and motivated high school students looking for a  challenge.

     For more info:  https://epgy.stanford.edu/summer/highschoolprogram.html


The College of New Jersey - Summer Civil Engineering Camp and Summer Robotics Camp: http://summer.pages.tcnj.edu/programs/precollegecamps/ 


Union (NY) - Edge Program (Educating Girls for Engineering)  - http://engineering.union.edu/edge/


United States Naval Academy - http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/STEM


United States Army- (4 schools) UNITE program geared towards minorities and women interested in science and engineering http://www.usaeop.com/ 


University of Arizona- Summer Engineering Academy, 2 programs, 9th/10th & 11th/12th- http://engineering.arizona.edu/k12/k12_SEA 


University of Colorado, Boulder- High School Honors Institute, HS juniors & seniors interested in engineering, computer science, or applied math & physics- http://www.colorado.edu/engineering/k-12/high-school 


University of Connecticut- Engineering pre-college program for HS juniors/ seniors- http://precollege-summer.uconn.edu/ 


University of Connecticut- Summer bridge residential program for incoming freshmen, introduction to engineering curriculum including chemistry, physics, comp. science, and math. http://www.engr.uconn.edu/diversity/bridge/ 


U Dayton (OH) - University of Dayton Women in Engineering Summer Camp.  For more info: https://www.udayton.edu/engineering/k-12-programs/women_in_engineering_summer_camp/index.php


U of Florida-Student Science Training Program-The SSTP is a seven week residential research program for selected rising juniors and seniors who are considering medicine, math, computer, science, or engineering careers. The program emphasis is research participation with a UF faculty research scientist and his or her research team.



 U Houston (TX) - Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES) - http://www.egr.uh.edu/promes/?e=camps


University of Illinois, Woman in Engineering- http://publish.illinois.edu/womeninengineering/camps/g-a-m-e-s-camp/


University of Maryland, College Park- Exploring Engineering E2@UMD  for rising female HS junior/ senior- http://www.wie.umd.edu/k12/e2atumd 


University of Miami


University of Michigan - Women in Science and Engineering Program - http://www.engin.umich.edu/wie/


University of Michigan - College of Engineering Computer Camp - http://www.engin.umich.edu/caen/campcaen/


University of Michigan- SEA (Summer engineering academy)- http://cedo.engin.umich.edu/summer-engineering-academy/ 


U North Carolina - for NC residents only - Summer Ventures in Science and Math - http://www.summerventures.org


U Notre Dame - Introduction to Engineering  - http://www.nd.edu/~iep/index.html


U of Pennsylvania--Penn Engineering-http://www.seas.upenn.edu/esap/--At the Engineering Summer Academy at Penn students can

choose from five programs, Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Nanotechnology, Robotics and Engineering Complex Networks


U Texas, Austin


University of Southern California


University of Vermont- HS Pre-college summer academy- http://www.uvm.edu/~summer/precollege/summer-academy/


University of Virginia- Introduction to Engineering Summer Program, rising HS juniors and Seniors - http://www.seas.virginia.edu/admin/diversity/pre_college/ite.php 


Vanderbilt University (TN) - PAVE program - "summer pre-college program designed to strengthen the academic skills of students who are planning to enter a college engineering, pre-medical, science, or technology program, and ease the transition from high school to college. PAVE is open to high school students who have completed their junior or senior year of HS." - https://pave.vanderbilt.edu/ayindex.php


Wake Forest University:  http://immersion.summer.wfu.edu/students/


Worcester PolyTechnical Insitute (WPI) (MA) camps for high school students interested in math, science, and engineering - 



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