Explore Engineering Summer Program

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Explore Engineering
Explore Engineering

Earn College Credit!

Session 1: June 18, 2017 thru June 23, 2017
Session 2: June 25, 2017 thru June 30, 2017

Who Should Attend?

If you're interested in engineering but aren't quite sure what it is all about, or if you are not exactly sure what the differences are between one engineering discipline and another, this one-week program held on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus is for you! 2014-15 High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have passed algebra can attend this program.

This engineering summer program is the same one-credit Introduction to Engineering Projects course required of all engineering students at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. High school students who successfully complete this summer course and decide to enroll at UW-Platteville will have earned one college credit.

Students taking this course will receive hands-on experience in seven different engineering disciplines, math and chemistry taught by university professors from these departments. This course, condensed for the summer, features the same curriculum and instruction our college students experience.

Civil Engineering

From the roads we drive on, to the buildings we live and work in, to the water we drink, civil engineers plan, design, analyze and build them. Students will learn the components needed for a modern society to thrive. Students will then plan and design for the expansion of the UW-Platteville campus.

Electrical Engineering

From lightning and human nervous systems to iPods and nanobots, electrical phenomena are everywhere you look. Students will learn about semiconductor chips, amplifiers, oscilloscopes and speakers.

Engineering Physics

EP is a hybrid engineering program combining applied physics, electrical, and mechanical engineering. The Engineering Physicist is highly skilled at problem solving, modeling, and testing.  Students will work in teams to develop both an empirical and theoretical model for a pendulum as well as test a clever scheme to measure how far one person can move a wall!

Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineers work on improving our environment, enhancing the quality of human life, and protecting nature’s ecosystem. Students will learn to purify a contaminated water source using a jar test apparatus.

Industrial Engineering

IE is concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of people, products and processes. Industrial engineers make things better and more efficient. Students will use IE tools to make both products and services more efficient and user friendly.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are involved in the design of a wide variety of products ranging from jet airplanes to washing machines.Students will dissect a water pump, examine its construction, determine how it works, why certain materials are used and investigate the physics involved in pumping a fluid.

Software Engineering

SE involves the specification, designing, implementing, testing, deployment and maintenance of software in traditional and embedded computing environments. Students will explore some of these activities using Alice. Alice is a software development tool that allows us to design and develop software in a rich, game-like 3-D animation environment.


SRES is an interdisciplinary program designed to enhance the knowledge of students with regard to sustainable and renewable as well as traditional energy sources and their impacts on the environment and society. SRES graduates students who understand technical, economic, social, political, and environmental aspects of various sources of energy and become more knowledgeable citizens.

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Emergency Contact Information:
       Continuing Education Office
       Monday thru Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
       608.342.1314 or 888.281.9472

For emergencies outside the hours listed above, please contact the Campus Police at 608.342.1584.

Program Information/Content:
       General Engineering Department

Registration Questions:
       Continuing Education Office
       1 University Plaza
       Platteville, WI 53818
       608.342.1314 or 888.281.9472

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