We have been closely monitoring the guidance of health and government officials with regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in making decisions about the TryEngineering Summer Institute this year. While we were very much hoping that conditions would allow for us to hold our program this summer, unfortunately we have determined that given the current situation, we must cancel the TryEngineering Summer Institute for the 2020 season. The health and safety of our students is our first priority. We are also concerned that based on the unknowns for the next few months, we may not be able to confirm learning spaces, field trips, guest speakers and more, which means we would not be able to create the great experience and impact that are the aims of our program.
We know that this is disappointing (we’re disappointed too!) However, we want to encourage you to continue exploring engineering, and all of the potential it might hold for your future. Engineers are at the forefront of the current pandemic, creating technologies and solutions that are helping scientists and medical professionals on the front lines. Read about some of the work that IEEE members are doing in Spectrum Magazine here. Engineering is a profession that can change the world.
Here are some resources that will help you continue to explore engineering.
- TryEngineering Summer Institute Blog. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been posting about all kinds of great, free resources available all over the web to help you discover the fun of engineering. From virtual field trips to coding challenges to robots, there are many ways that you can TryEngineering, and have a great time doing it!
- TryEngineering Live: Engineer Spotlight and Hands-On Design Challenges. This new virtual event series explores the careers and lives of engineers, and also highlights hands-on lessons from TryEngineering.org.
- Explore Engineering Fields. The TryEngineering.org website from IEEE profiles Engineering, Computing, and Technology fields, and gives you insight on careers, coursework, and links to learn more.
Please stay safe and take care of those around you. Together, we will get through this. See you next summer!