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Engineering Summer Camps

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2016 Information

Session 1: June 5 - 10

Session 2: June 12 - 17

Session 3: June 19 - 24 - Closed

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Priority Admission Deadline: April 1, 2016

Final Deadline: May 6, 2016

Program Cost

$450 - Includes accommodations, food, and transportation for camp activities.

$16 - Parking permit if students will be parking a vehicle in the residence hall lot during the camp.

Financial aid is available.  Application instructions are included in the camp application.

Acceptance Paperwork

Session 1 Acceptance Packet

Session 2 Acceptance Packet

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The goal of the Engineering summer camps is to introduce various engineering disciplines, computer science and construction management to young, aspiring high-school students through a set of activities that are fun, challenging, and thought-provoking. Students will have the opportunity to learn about how engineering impacts our lives through participation in various hands-on laboratory experiments, design contests and field trips. They will also get a flavor of residential college life, and will hopefully build lasting friendships with their peers from other high schools.


High school students interested in science, technology and engineering are encouraged to apply.


Accommodations will be provided in the residence halls of the university. Participants will be assigned to double occupancy rooms; two rooms with shared bathroom facilities.


Each participant will be issued a university debit card to use for meals and snacks at the Morris University Center.


Students will be supervised during all academic and recreational activities, including the overnight residence hall stay.


All participants will be provided with limited Camper's Medical Benefit Coverage during the program. Coverage will provide benefits for necessary medical treatment of accidental injury up to the policy maximum.


Participants will have access to evening recreational activities within the Vadalabene Center and University Center for a wide range of individual and group activities.

Family Reception

A family reception will be hosted for all participants on the last day of each session. Family and friends are invited.

Group Pictures

A commemorative group photograph will be provided to each participant.

Program Cost

The fee is $450 and includes accommodations, food, transportation to and from field trips, as well as all necessary materials and supplies. On-campus parking is available for students who will be driving themselves, and the parking permit can be requested for an additional $16. A limited number of scholarships are available for students who can demonstrate inability to pay the full cost of the program. For more information regarding scholarships, contact Dr. Gordon at cgordon@siue.edu.

Application Procedure

Please download and fill out the application form. Completed application forms can be emailed to engineering@siue.edu or mailed to:

Engineering Summer Camp
SIUE School of Engineering
Campus Box 1804
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1804

The deadline for receipt of application forms is Friday, May 6, 2016. Students selected for participation will be notified as soon as their application materials have been approved. 

For priority admission decisions, students are encouraged to apply by April 1, 2016. Students applying by this date will be notified as soon as their application materials have been approved. 

Students requesting financial aid will be notified shortly after the cutoff date for applications.

Additional Information

For more information, please send email to engineering@siue.edu.

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