Summer Camps

Applications for WYSE Camp 2018 are now closed.

*All WYSE Camps are full for 2018.  If your application and teacher recommendation have been received, you can request to be placed on the waiting list by sending an email.

Click here if you would like to be notified when the WYSE Camp 2019 Application period opens.

See below for a list of all the summer camps we offer:

1. Exploring Your Options (EYO) is a week-long residential program that introduces high school rising juniors and seniors (graduating in 2019 or 2020) to the field of engineering.  EYO is held at the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign during the normal weeks of camp.  Participants will interact with engineering students and faculty members, plan and build a project, and engage in hands-on activities prepared by departments within  the College of Engineering. There are two sessions offered: see the camp details below for extra details. In general, the first session is held during the first week of camps and the second is held during the last week. The two sessions are completely identical in how they are run, operated, and what activities are done.

Exploring Your Options also offers Mechanical Science and Engineering and Nuclear, Plasma, & Radiological Engineering tracks during the camps weeks. Look below at the particular camp details for more specific information pertaining to those two camps.

Click on Camp Dates and Deadlines for more information about Exploring Your Options Camps.

**Please note that this camp is the most popular of all of the camps that we offer between WYSE and GAMES and fills up the most rapidly.  Ergo, please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in attending one of the two sessions for this camp.

See the video below to take a look at a video summary of EYO Session I from 2015!

2. Exploring Mechanical Science & Engineering is a week-long residential program that introduces high school students whom are rising juniors and seniors (graduating in 2019 or 2020) to the field of Mechanical Science and Engineering. Mechanical Engineering is all about building things! Mechanical engineers understand how machines work and how to design and construct new ones to solve challenging problems in the world. This camp will explore many of the exciting new topics in mechanical engineering, such as:

Campers will get hands-on experience building and designing machines that make the world a better place using all their creativity and problem-solving skills. The camp will also include field trips to on-site labs and nearby research and manufacturing companies.

The Exploring Mechanical Science & Engineering camp for this year is being held July 15th-21st, 2018.Camp is Full

 

3. Exploring Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NEW Camp in 2018!!)

The NPRE summer camp is for students whom are rising juniors and seniors (those graduating in 2019 or 2020). This track provides campers with the opportunity to explore nuclear, plasma and radiological engineering disciplines through many hands-on projects and demonstrations. Through individual and team activities, participants will investigate the disciplines of nuclear energy; plasma and fusion technologies; and radiological science, and apply them to:

These topics will help the students answer questions such as:

These questions are answered through lectures, hands-on activities, and team projects. Campers will see nuclear, plasma and radiological engineering in practice through laboratory demonstrations and field trips such as:

Exploring Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering camp is being held June 24th-30th, 2018.Camp is Full

The camp coordinator for NPRE is Margaret Krause (mlkrause@illinois.edu)

 

4. Discover Engineering (DE) is a week-long residential camp for rising freshmen and sophomores (graduating in 2021 or 2022) who are interested in math and science. Students will work on several projects that will incorporate different aspects of engineering. DE is also offering a Bioengineering track; see below for a specific description regarding that camp. The general Discover Engineering camp is meant as a similar version of the Exploring You Options but for rising first year and second year high school students. Campers will get to visit various labs around campus and hear from and talk with many different forms of engineering that take place on campus. They will get to do various different activities in many areas all designed to help educate students on different specialties of engineering.

The Discover Engineering Camp track is being held June 24th-30th, 2018.Camp is Full

Click below to take a look at a video summary of DE 2015!

 

5. Discover Bioengineering is a week-long residential camp that introduces rising freshman and sophomores (those graduating in 2021 or 2022) to the field of Bioengineering. Bioengineering is all about modeling of systems, design of new technologies and devices for low cost, effective medical care. Bioengineers study and understand how complex biological systems work and how to design and construct medical devices, design better therapeutics, and solve big problems facing society. Here are some of the exciting topics campers will discover:

These topics were covered through lectures, hands-on activities and team projects. Some hands-on activities and projects that campers were involved in included:

The Discover Bioengineering WYSE Camp is being held June 10th-16th, 2018.Camp is Full

Click on Camp Dates and Deadlines for more information about Discover Engineering Camps.

For additional camps offered by the College of Engineering, please visit the Women in Engineering page to learn about GAMES camp and the Aerospace Engineering Camp page to learn about the Illinois Aerospace Institute (IAI) Summer Camps.

 

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