Purdue Calumet hosts Engineering Summer Program for pre-college students, June 11-29

Hands-on learning and design of projects intended to improve life quality and the environment is the focus of Purdue University Calumet’s three-week, Engineering Summer Program for high school and middle school students, June 11-29.

Hosted by the university’s Departments of Engineering, the program features two parallel tracks of weekday sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Track 1 is for students entering grades 8-11. Track 2 is for incoming and graduating seniors.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for students to spend three weeks on campus to immerse themselves in engineering, science and math,” Camp Director and Purdue Calumet engineering faculty member Yeow Siow said.

In Track 1, students will explore and engage in projects about alternative energy, biomedical engineering, air and water quality, aerodynamic efficiency, structure and safety, and computer architecture. Additionally, students will tour local engineering firms, visit science museums and learn more about career opportunities in engineering.

In Track 2, students will learn fundamentals of engineering design and related real world applications. More specifically, participants will learn how to design safe and efficient bridges, as well as design, control and command robots.

Students who successfully complete Track 2 will earn two college credits applicable toward a Purdue baccalaureate degree in engineering at Purdue Calumet.

Program enrollment continues through May 11. An application form, cost and other details can be obtained at http://engineering.purduecal.edu/summer/. Individuals also can contact Purdue Calumet Engineering Administrative Assistant Linda Robinson at linda.robinson@purduecal.edu or 219/989-2765.