Summer Engineering Camp

Calling all future engineers!

Join us for an exciting hands-on mechanical and civil engineering experience!

Learn it. See it. Do it!

schematic of gears for engineering

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 print your own cell phone holder
  • Build your own mini-bridge and join in water jet cutting of your mini-space shuttle

…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. You also will have the opportunity to visit our brand new PNW Design Studio, THE place for engineering students and Senior Design groups to study and collaborate, give presentations, brainstorm new engineering concepts, and is where our student teams build projects for national competitions.

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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, as of Fall 2021 semester. Students must be entering 6th grade or higher in Fall 2021.


Middle School Students
June 21-25, 2021

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (Central Time)

High School Students
June 28-July 2

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (Central Time)

The camp model will be hybrid: attendees can choose to attend virtually (via Zoom), or in-person at Purdue University Northwest’s Hammond Campus, where university social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Cost and Registration

$300 per person

(Daily lunch included for in-person sessions)

Deadline to register: May 25, 2021

Camp sessions are held Monday-Friday. Participants will receive lunch (daily, in-person attendees), a t-shirt, goodies, and a participation certificate.

three high school students working on team wooden bridge project at pnw summer engineering camp

Online Application/Registration

Camp registration is available online this year! Visa, Mastercard, and Discover are accepted. You will receive a receipt after submitting your registration. Camp size is limited – be sure to reserve your spot!

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Additional Forms Required

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

Contact Us

Nesrin Ozalp

Nesrin Ozalp, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Department Chair

(219) 989-2071

Hammond Campus, PWRS 211D

Connor Feeney

Connor Feeney

Lab Supervisor

(219) 785-5271

Hammond Campus, ANDR 142B