Engineering Summer Program – 2015

Students building a model with gumdrops and spaghettiJoin us for an exciting hands-on engineering experience. Learn about how airplanes fly, tall structures are designed, traffic patterns analyzed, and much more! The hands-on camp will expose college bound junior high and high school students to many facets of the engineering process from design to operation.

  • Session 1: June 1-5, 2015
  • Session 2: June 8-12, 2015

Register by April 30th

Each camp session will be a different experience. Due to the hands on activities space in each of the sessions is limited, so be sure to enroll early! You may attend one or both sessions. Cost for each session is $295 per student. A limited number of scholarships are available. Please e-mail the Mechanical Engineering Department or call 219-989-2472 for more details.

Interesting Insights

Since 1991, Purdue University Calumet has been a regional leader in preparing students for collegiate study in engineering. Through interactive engagement with faculty, industrial partners, and current engineering students, future engineers can learn what engineers do, and learn more about many fields of study within engineering.

Learn it, See it, Do it

The engineering summer camp uses hands on interactive activities for hands on learning and experimentation. Students will be exposed to lab and classroom experiences in civil, mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering. All of these areas are degree programs offered at Purdue University Calumet. Interaction with current students and faculty will allow students to ask questions, get answers, and be prepared for college. Several guest speakers from local industry will discuss career opportunities in engineering. Not only will students learn basic principles of engineering; this also includes team building, economics, decision making, ethics, and much more!

Surveyor's tool set up in an empty field

Daily Schedule

  • 9:00 A.M. Day begins
  • 9:15 A.M. – 11:45 A.M. morning session
  • 11:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. Lunch
  • 12:30 – 3:00 P.M. Afternoon session
  • 3:00 P.M. Day ends
  • 3:00-4:00 P.M. (Friday) closing ceremony

Each student will be provided with a notebook into which they can compile notes, and journal their experiences. Sessions will be rotated through different engineering areas, but will also include a campus tour, introduction to college life. High school seniors will also have a chance to meet with an admissions counselor. Separate sessions and activities will be formed for junior high and high school students. 

Sample Activities:

  • Bridge building & testing
  • Making & testing concrete
  • Traffic modeling & simulation
  • Build an air conditioner
  • Robotics
  • Surveying & CAD
  • Circuits
  • 3D Virtualization & Simulation

Students participating in the program will receive all materials and will be encouraged to keep a journal of their daily learning activities. Awards will be presented at the end of the week during a closing ceremony on Friday afternoon.

 Engineering Alumni

Peregrine engineering alumni have built a strong legacy built on pillars of technical competencies and leadership. Today, alumni can be found among many engineering organizations in Indiana, Illinois, the United States, and throughout the world!

Make plans today to join us for the 2015 Engineering Summer camp, and begin your legacy as a proud Peregrine!