Engineering Technology Summer Workshop

Purdue Calumet hosts summer engineering technology workshop for high school students

HAMMOND, Ind.—Registration is underway for high school students interested in attending a free workshop this summer at Purdue University Calumet to learn more about job and career opportunities in disciplines of engineering technology and construction management.

The workshop is comprised of eight weekly sessions scheduled Wednesdays (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) from June 18 through Aug. 6 on campus.   

Participants will explore electrical, mechanical and mechatronics engineering technologies, as well as construction management and surveying. Jobs and careers in those disciplines are projected to be excellent for the next 15 years, according to Purdue Calumet Department of Engineering Technology Head and Professor Susan Scachitti.

“This workshop is designed to help high school students explore exciting, hands-on careers in these fields,” Scachitti said.   

Purdue Calumet engineering technology and construction management alumni hold such jobs as: designers and developers of mechanical and electronic products and systems; manufacturers of mobile transportation vehicles/autos; utility providers; packaging, logistics and manufacturing professionals; and construction project managers.

Additional information can be obtained by e-mailing, phoning 219/989-2471, or visiting online at, where students also can register.