WYSE Summer Camps

Summer Camp applications are only being accepted now for the camps noted. All other camps and waitlists are full.

All Summer 2022 camps are full EXCEPT for:

To apply for one of the 3 camps noted above, submit the application. Applications will be open for these 3 camps until the camps are full.

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A camper builds a hydraulic machine during an ABE hands-on activity
Summer 2020 camper builds a hydraulic machine during an ABE hands-on activity. Photo credit: Betsy Innes, I-STEM

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 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 and Trail Blazer Scholarships are available. See the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

 

“After having to finish out the school year virtually, I was grateful for the activities where I didn’t have to stare at a screen for hours. After watching intro videos, being able to take a break and walk away from my computer and use my hands was really enjoyable. ” ~2020 camper

Summer 2022 Camp Offerings

Survey of Engineering Sessions

Wanting to learn more about the different types of engineering available for study or future careers? Sample 10+ Engineering majors or fields by attending any one of these Survey of Engineering camp sessions.

Camp Name
(Click the title to view details)
DatesCamp TypeFor students entering this grade in Fall 2022
What It Takes: Exploring Engineering [OPEN SEATS]6/26 - 7/15Online9 - 12
Discover Engineering [FULL]7/17 - 7/23Residential9 - 10
Exploring Your Options [FULL]7/10 - 7/16Residential11- 12

3-D (Deeper Dive into a Discipline) Sessions

Take a Deeper Dive into a Discipline (3-D) of Engineering with a full week of focused exploration.

Camp Name
(Click the title to view details)
DatesCamp TypeFor students entering this grade in Fall 2022
Aerospace Engineering [*EAGER] [FULL]7/10 - 7/16Residential10 - 12
Illinois Aerospace Institute Session I [FULL]6/19 - 6/25Residential9 - 12
Illinois Aerospace Institute Session II [FULL]7/17 - 7/23Residential9 - 12
Illinois Aerospace Institute Remote [OPEN SEATS}7/24 - 7/30Online9 - 12
Power of Bioengineering [FULL]6/19 - 6/25Residential9 - 12
People Designing for People: Exploring Relationships
Between Human Centered Design & Engineering Session I
[FULL]
6/19 - 6/25Residential11 - 12
People Designing for People: Exploring Relationships
Between Human Centered Design & Engineering Session II
[OPEN SEATS - LOCAL DAY CAMP OPTION ONLY]
6/27 - 7/1Local Day camp11 - 12
Mid-GLAM–Materials Science & Engineering [*EAGER] [FULL]6/20 - 6/24Local Day camp7 - 9
GEMS-Materials Science & Engineering [*EAGER] [FULL]7/24 - 7/30Residential10 - 12
Cracking the Code: Computer Science Explorations [*IDEA] [FULL]6/19 - 6/25Residential10 - 12
Saving FACE (Food, Agriculture, Construction, & Environment) Around the World [FULL]7/10 - 7/16Residential10 - 12
Exploring Mechanical Science & Engineering [*EAGER] [FULL]7/17 - 7/23Residential10 - 12
RoboScape Cybersecurity [*IDEA] [FULL]7/17 - 7/23Residential9 - 12
Exploring Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering [FULL]7/24 - 7/30Residential11 - 12
CURIE: Catalyzing UR Interest in Chemical Engineering [*IDEA] [FULL]7/24 - 7/30Residential10 - 12
Exploring the Internet of Things [FULL]6/19-6/25Residential10-12
Tracks to the Future: Railroad Transportation and Engineering [FULL]7/11-7/15Hybrid10-12
Civil & Environmental Engineering: Addressing Societal Challenges [FULL]7/24 - 7/30Residential10 - 12

*Find out more about EAGER and IDEA camp tracks on the Summer Camps Frequently Asked Questions page. All are welcome to apply.

“The welcoming environment, the sense of community and friendliness was definitely the best thing about these camps.” ~2020 camper

 

More Summer 2022 STEM Opportunities: (All are welcome to apply)

(Note: Not all of the opportunities below are hosted by Grainger Engineering and/or may have different applications and deadlines. See the individual webpages for full details.)

“The best part of my summer camp experience has been being challenged to think outside of the box and problem solve!” ~2020 camper