Summer Camps

WYSE Summer Camps at Engineering Illinois 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

SCHEDULE 2019

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Survey of Engineering Disciplines Camps:

Exploring Your Options 1 (11th – 12th Grade) ~ June 16th – 22nd
Exploring Your Options 2 (11th – 12th Grade) ~ June 23rd – 29th

• Discover Engineering (9th – 10th Grade) ~ July 21st – 27th

Design-Focused Interdisciplinary Camps:

Exploring the Intersection of Creativity and Engineering 1 (11th – 12th Grade) ~ June 9th – 15th
Exploring the Intersection of Creativity and Engineering 2 (11th – 12th Grade) ~ July 14th – 20th

Engineering Discipline-Specific Camps:

Exploring Nuclear, Plasma, & Radiological Engineering (11th – 12th Grade) ~ June 23rd – 29th
Exploring Mechanical Science & Engineering (11th – 12th Grade) ~ July 7th – 13th
Discover Bioengineering (9th – 10th Grade) ~ July 21st – 27th

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

Women-Focused Camps:

Formerly known as Girls’ Adventures in Math, Engineering, and Science (GAMES)

Electrical Engineering (10th – 12th Grade) ~ June 16th – 22nd
Bioengineering (9th – 11th Grade) ~ June 23rd – 29th
Aerospace Engineering (9th – 12th Grade) ~ July 7th – 13th
Materials Science & Engineering (10th – 12th Grade) ~ July 7th – 13th
Robotics (9th – 10th Grade) ~ July 7th – 13th
Chemical Engineering (9th – 12th Grade) ~ July 14th – 20th
Mechanical Science & Engineering (9th – 12th Grade) ~ July 14th – 20th
Environmental Engineering and Sustainability (10th – 12th Grade) ~ July 21st – 27th

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“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

Additional Summer Opportunities: