Friday (5/27) is the enrollment deadline for Purdue University Calumet’s summer high school engineering program, featuring hands-on design of real-world projects, including those related to green technology and environments. The program is scheduled June 13-July 1.
Two parallel tracks are scheduled weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Track 1 is for students entering grades 9-11 and Track 2 is for incoming and graduating seniors.
Track 1 students will explore and engage in projects about alternative energy, biomedical engineering, air and water quality, aerodynamic efficiency, structural and safety, and computer architecture. Additionally, students will tour local engineering firms and visit science museums. This track is intended for high school students who want to experience engineering and explore career opportunities in the field
Track 2 students will learn fundamentals of engineering design and real world applications. Specifically, participants will learn how design safe and efficient bridges, as well as design, control and command their own robot. Students who successfully complete Track 2 will earn two credits applicable toward a Purdue Calumet baccalaureate degree in engineering.
To qualify to participate, students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.2 (4.0 scale) and an average of at least a “B” grade in science and mathematics courses. The Track 1 registration fee is $80, which includes a daily lunch, field trip transportation and museum entry fees. The Track 2 registration fee is $525, which includes all of the above for Track 1, but is based on Purdue Calumet’s in-state tuition rate. Need-based program scholarships are available.