Civil & Environmental Engineering: Addressing Societal Challenges

For rising 10th-12th graders
August 1st-5th, 2021

Summer 2021 Applications are closed.

2021 CEE: Addressing Societal Challenges schedule (Draft)

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) plays an important role in the lives we live today by addressing our most important societal challenges. CEE covers a wide range of topics that impact our society including climate change, air and water quality, safe and sound structures, and innovative construction methods. Learn more about how Civil and Environmental Engineers are taking on the toughest societal challenges. Experience hands-on projects, lab demonstrations, virtual field trips, and expert panels.

Virtual camp activities will occur through these 3 processes:

  • LIVE sessions using video conferencing or webinar tools (e.g. Zoom).
  • AYC sessions or “at your convenience” will include videos, articles, and labs that will be accessed through a password-protected website.
  • Community Chat (e.g. GroupMe, Discord, Slack) will be accessible for any-time communication between campers, counselors, and course instructors.

Camp Coordinator(s):

John Popovics and Sotiria Koloutsou-Vakakis. John and Sotiria have engineering PhDs from Penn State and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, respectively.

Dr. Popovics is the director of undergraduate studies for Civil & Engcionrmental Engineering (CEE) and his research interests lie within construction materials, and hazard reduction for man-made structures and tools. Dr. Koloutsou-Vakakis is a lecturer and researcher in CEE, previously working on air quality and sustainability.