High School Summer Camps

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WYSE Summer Camps at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering are designed to provide STEM-interested students the opportunity to experience advanced curricula, world-class facilities, and an “away from home,” collegiate experience at one of the best engineering schools in the nation and the world. The camps provide exposure to different areas of engineering through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and interactions with various students, staff, and professors in those fields.

Enrollment in the WYSE Camp programs is limited to ensure the quality of the academic experience for all involved. The camps have a merit-based admissions process that includes opportunities for financial assistance.

“You get to do really cool engineering projects for a week, and the time goes by really fast (because it’s so much fun).” ~2018 camper

**Tentative 2020 Camps**

Survey of Engineering Disciplines Camps:

Discipline-Specific Camps: 

GEE (Gender Equity in Engineering) camps were formally known as Girls’ Adventures in Math, Engineering, and Science (GAMES). All are welcome to apply.
  • Electrical Engineering (10th – 12th Grade) [GEE: June 14th – 20th]
  • Bioengineering (9th – 11th Grade) [IDEA: June 14th – 20th; GEE: July 5th – 11th]
  • Exploring NPRE (11th – 12th Grade) [June 21st – 27th]
  • NEW for 2020! Power Optimization and Electrical Engineering (10th – 12th Grade) [IDEA: June 21st – July 1st]
  • Mechanical Science & Engineering (10th – 12th Grade) [GEE: July 5th – 11th, Exploring July 12th – 18th]
  • Materials Science & Engineering (10th – 12th Grade) [GEE: July 5th – 11th, See “More Opportunities” below for a 6th-8th grade option]
  • NEW for 2020! Exploring Agricultural and Biological Engineering (10th – 12th Grade) [July 19th – 25th]
  • Aerospace Engineering (9th – 12th Grade) [GEE: July 19th – 25th, See “More Opportunities” below for a link to the Illini Aerospace Institute options]
  • Chemical Engineering (9th – 12th Grade) [July 26th – August 1st]

“The welcoming environment makes it seem like anyone can learn the skills to become an engineer.” ~2018 camper


More Summer Opportunities: (All are welcome to apply)

“The best part of camp was the ability to go in depth and see if engineering is the right career path for you–through hands-on experience with real-world problems.” ~2018 camper