TryEngineering Summer Institute

An exciting ten day, on-campus engineering camp for high school students held at three premier universities across the United States in 2019.


A Day In The Life of a TESI Student!


With the school year coming to a close and summer beginning, it is almost time for the TryEngineering Summer Institute! If you are still considering registering your teen, but aren’t sure what to expect, below is a sample schedule that will give you a preview of what students can expect on an average day at one of our camps!

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM – Breakfast/Student Drop Off
Residential students kick off their day with a hearty breakfast to fuel their engineering adventures, and Day/Non-Residential students will be dropped off between 8:45 AM – 9 AM.

9:00 AM – Morning Meeting
Students and instructors will gather together for a morning meeting to plan the day’s activities, review projects, and address any questions the students may have.

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Hands-On Engineering Projects
Dive into the core of our program: hands-on projects. These projects will explore electrical, mechanical, civil, and aeronautic engineering. No lengthy lectures – just practical learning!

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch
Enjoy healthy hot meals in the University’s Dining Hall, with vegetarian options available.

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – More Hands-On Engineering
Continue with engineering projects, or embark on an off-campus field trip! Each day will provide students ample time to work on their group projects for the competition on the last day.

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Free Recreational Time/Student Pick-Up
Day/Non-Residential students will be picked up between 4 PM – 4:30 PM, but Residential students can use this time to get to know their fellow campers and explore the University campus, and its many recreational offerings.

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Dinner
Residential students will gather for a delicious dinner!

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Evening Events
Residential students can unwind, have fun with their peers, and participate in planned activities and events like movies, challenges, or karaoke!

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Free Time
In the residence halls, students can socialize, relax, watch movies, and play games!

11:00 PM – In Rooms
Wind down, and rest up for another exciting day of engineering adventures!

Don’t wait to register your teen for the experience of a lifetime! Registration for the 2024 TryEngineering Summer Institute program is now open – few spots are left!