Summer Engineering Camp

Learn it. See it. Do it!

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

Made possible by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

Camp Dates

High School Students

July 24 to 28, 2023

9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday to Friday (Central Time)

Registration Is Full!

See Additional PNW Camps

Middle School Students

July 17 to 21, 2023

9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday to Friday (Central Time)

Registration Is Full!

See Additional PNW Camps

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.

You will:

  • Discover clean energy sources and environmental protection methods
  • Learn Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing

…and many more!

Interaction with our current PNW engineering students and faculty will allow you to ask questions, get answers, and help be prepared for college. 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 middle school and 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 middle school students and high school students.

Deadline to Register

April 15, 2023


Photos from 2022 High School Camp

Photos from 2022 Middle 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

For questions, please contact the Director of Summer Engineering Camp, Yun (Tom) Liu, at either his phone number or email below:

Yun (Tom) Liu

Yun (Tom) Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

(219) 785-5381

Westville Campus, TECH 010

John Hruska

Lab Supervisor

(219) 989-2668

Hammond, Anderson Building 142B