High School Summer Engineering Camp

Calling future engineers! Join us for a FREE, exciting hands-on mechanical and civil engineering experience for high school students.

Made possible by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

Camp Dates

June 17 to 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For students ages 14 to 17.

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The camp will be in-person at Purdue University Northwest’s Hammond Campus.

schematic of gears for engineering


About Summer Engineering Camp

You will participate in interactive lab and classroom activities in both mechanical and civil engineering. These subject areas are degree programs offered at Purdue University Northwest.

The camp will cover practical engineering topics, including 3D printing, renewable energy, bridge/road designing, virtual reality and electric cars. Students will gain hands-on experience building a basal wood bridge, cardboard wind tunnel and EV go-cart.

Daily Schedule

Sessions and activities will be developed for  high school students. Sessions will rotate each day through different engineering areas and topics. Camp certificates will be presented at the end of the week during a closing ceremony on Friday afternoon.


Open to high school students.

Photos from High School Camp

Additional Forms Required

After submitting your registration for the Summer Engineering Camp, please be sure to complete the following two forms:

Contact Us

Wubeshet Woldemariam

Wubeshet Woldemariam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering


(219) 989-3147

Hammond Campus, PWRS 211H