Explore Engineering Summer Program
About the Program
Join us on the UW-Platteville campus for one of two week-long sessions that will help you explore the world of engineering through hands-on projects.
During the Explore Engineering Summer Program - EESP, you’ll get a chance to participate in eight different engineering projects – one in each of the seven different engineering disciplines offered at UW-Platteville, plus the interdisciplinary Sustainable and Renewable Energy field. The projects will be taught by university professors from each of the departments.
The program features the same curriculum and instruction our college students experience in the 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 program and decide to enroll at UW-Platteville will earn one college credit.
The program also features social and team-building activities and interactions with current college engineering students. These program components help you get a better feel for college life and the UW-Platteville campus.
The eight disciplines featured at the Explore Engineering Summer Camp are:
Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems
Who Can Attend?
This program is for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. You must have passed algebra in order to be eligible to attend. The program is appropriate for both students who have little to no engineering experience and for students who may have had some exposure to engineering courses in high school.
Women and students from African-American, Native American, Latina, Laotian, Vietnamese, Hmong, and Cambodian communities are especially encouraged to attend.
$795. The program fee includes:
- instruction by university faculty
- all instructional and project materials
- one college credit (upon successful completion of coursework)
- overnight accommodations in a campus residence hall
- breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon
- supervision by trained college student mentors
- social and teambuilding activities
- souvenir t-shirt and bag
Partial scholarships are available based upon academic excellence and financial need. Complete the scholarship application for consideration. The priority deadline is March 18, 2018. The final deadline is May 6, 2018. Contact the camp director, Jaclyn Esqueda, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.342.7158, for more information.
Refunds, minus a $50 cancellation fee, will be given until May 18, 2018. After May 18, 2018, no refunds will be given.
Please download the 2017 program brochure for printable information. The 2018 brochure will be available soon.