IEEE Launches TryEngineering Summer Camps

Two-week program designed to introduce students to the field

21 February 2018

Do you know any students ages 12 to 17 who may be interested in learning more about engineering? Maybe they love building model cars, assembling Legos, or figuring out how things work. They could be a future engineer. To help them explore their passion, IEEE is offering a two-week experience for students called TryEngineering Summer Camps.

The theme of this year’s camp is “Introduction to Engineering,” and students will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in a variety of engineering fields while getting the opportunity to live on a college campus. Students will participate in projects such as building and launching rockets and creating a robotic arm out of everyday materials. They may also explore such topics as aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering.

The two-week sleepaway camps will be held in July at four colleges and universities in the United States: the University of California, Riverside; the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Texas A&M University, in College Station; and Vaughn College, in Flushing, N.Y. Session one starts 1 July and session two on 15 July.

The price for IEEE members and employees is US $2,995; $3,195 for non-members.

Tuition includes three daily meals, a double-occupancy room in a college residence hall, a T-shirt, supplies, and transportation for field trips. Students may access the school’s athletic facilities as well.

Need-based scholarships will be awarded to several U.S. students who are interested in learning more about a career in engineering and technology. One full scholarship and four half scholarships will be available per university or college, per session. Scholarship submissions must include a demonstrated financial need, a personal essay, and letters of recommendation. The scholarships cover tuition costs only and will not cover travel expenses. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is 30 March.

Enrollment is now open. To register or find more information about the camps and financial assistance, visit the TryEngineering Summer Camps website.

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