Engineering Summer Camp

Purdue Calumet Engineering Summer Camp for middle, high school students is 7/21-25

HAMMOND, Ind. – Building an air conditioner, learning how airplanes fly, making and testing concrete, and gaining insights into how tall buildings are designed are in store for middle and high school students who participate in Purdue University Calumet’s Engineering Summer Camp July 21-25.

The application deadline is July 16.

Hands-on learning activities, experiences

The camp will offer hands-on learning activities and experiences designed to help college bound students better understand the career field of engineering, including what engineers do. Camp sessions are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Purdue Calumet and its Departments of Engineering are hosting the camp.

Through hands-on laboratory and classroom activities, camp enrollees will gain understanding about civil, electrical, mechanical and computer engineering—all offered as degree programs at Purdue Calumet.

Other scheduled activities relate to: bridge building and testing, traffic modeling and simulation, robotics, circuits, computer aided design and surveying, and 3D visualization and simulation.

Basic engineering principles & more!

Purdue Calumet faculty and engineering students will instruct. In addition to basic principles of engineering, camp attendees will gain insights into team building, economics, decision making and ethics.

The camp fee is $295. Other information is available by visiting or contacting Purdue Calumet Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Robert Rescot at or 219/989-3147.