For rising 9th – 10th Graders
July 16th – July 22nd, 2023 (Residential & Commuter)
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Residential: $1,000 per camper. Scholarships are available.
Commuter: $600 per camper. Scholarships are available.
See the Summer Camps FAQs page for more information about camp costs and the Trail Blazer scholarship.
Discover Engineering (DE) is a week-long, residential camp for rising freshmen and sophomores with a strong interest in math and science. Campers work
on several projects that incorporate different aspects of engineering. Campers will visit various research labs around campus, become familiar with the different forms of engineering disciplines studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering and interact directly with faculty and students actively researching in these areas. This is a great way to gain a better understanding of engineering in general, as well as an increased understanding of the wide range of careers and areas of study available for engineers.
“I feel like this camp was a fun experience, and would probably do it again. I feel like it prepared me better for the future. My favorite activity was computer engineering/electrical because… I like doing that kind of thing. Nuclear was very interesting because It was the one that I experienced stuff that I have never seen before… such as the tokamak.” ~2019 Discover Engineering camper
Learn about and experience:
- Aerospace Engineering
- Agricultural Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil & Environmental Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Material Science and Engineering
- Mechanical Science and Engineering
- Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering