Summer Programs

High School Summer Research

SpHERES student presents research poster

Rising high school juniors and seniors (current 10th-11th grade) from the Champaign-Urbana area are invited to participate in an authentic STEM research experience at a world-class research university for 6 weeks during the summer. Participants will work full-time in the laboratories of established researchers, gaining hands-on experience in areas at the forefront of various STEM fields; cancer immunology, pharmacogenomics of anticancer agents, physics, biophysics, bioengineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, experimental cancer therapeutics, cancer disparities, and more! Learn more by visiting High School STEM Research program.

High School Summer Camps

During the months of June and July, WYSE offers around a dozen or more Engineering Summer Over-Night Camps hosted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Camps are available for rising freshmen through seniors (9th – 12th Grade) and are available for all genders. 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, lab tours, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and interactions with various students, staff, and professors in those fields. Learn more by visiting High School Summer Camps.

Middle School Summer Camps

During the summer months, there are day-camps offered for rising 6th through 9th grade students. Campers will have the opportunity to think like a “materials scientist” by studying “stuff”. From the clothes we wear to the batteries that power our phones, all of that “stuff” is made of materials like plastic or metals. A material’s scientist investigates how materials are put together, how they can be used, and how they can be changed or improved. Or learn about Cyber Security with basic strategies to secure computers and networks against malicious attacks and unwanted hackers and to learn more about future career possibilities in cybersecurity and safety. Learn more by visiting Middle School Camps.