Engineering Summer Program 2013

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The Purdue University Calumet (PUC) Engineering program has been ranked among the best undergraduate programs in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report for non-PhD-granting universities and colleges. We pride ourselves on offering the same quality engineering education in the 2013 Engineering Summer Program. Students will not only learn the fundamentals of science & engineering and inner working of gadgets & devices, but will also immerse themselves in hands-on activities including design, construction and testing of engineering principles. Excitement awaits!  The Program runs from June 17 – 21 and the application deadline is June 14th.


  • Learn the exciting and important roles of engineers in society, and learn how to make a difference.
  • Apply your creativity and innovative mind to solving real world problems.
  • Acquire hands-on skills.
  • Explore the wonders and different branches of engineering.
  • Tour engineering industry in the NW Indiana and Chicago area, to experience day-in-the-life of engineers.
  • Discover the fantastic career paths.

Program Structure

  • Open to grades 7 to 12 as of Fall 2013)


  • Lecture and Classroom Discussions
    • Introduction to engineering principles
    • Mathematics, physics & chemistry
  • Hands-On Laboratory Experience
    • Electrical, computer, civil & mechanical engineering labs
    • Designing, building, & testing using state-of-the-art software and hardware
  • Field Trips & Tours
    • Guided tours of engineering firms and plants in NW Indiana and Chicago area
    • Other fun destinations


  • Virtual reality and computer graphics
  • Computer hardware and architecture
  • Wind turbine and alternative energy
  • Structural design safety
  • Voice and signal recognition and manipulation
  • Race car and aircraft design and simulation
  • Electronics and robotics
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Coding and graphing
  • and more!


  • June 17 – 21 2013
  • Monday – Friday
  • 9am – 3pm, with hour-long lunch break (meals not provided)


  • Purdue University Calumet Campus
  • Address: 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323


  • $20 per student. This includes all materials for activities and transportation for plant tour.


  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0), and
  • An average “B” grade in Math and Science courses.
  • If these requirements are not met but proficiencies in math and science can be demonstrated, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Fee Waivers

  • Waivers are available based on need. See application form.

Application Deadline