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.

TryEngineering Camp at Vaughn College

TryEngineering Summer Institute

Find out what makes our engineering summer camp at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology special, and learn about all of our summer programs, activities, dorm life, and field trips we have to offer.

2023 Engineering Camp Dates

Session 1: July 9, 2023 - July 18, 2023
Session 2: July 21, 2023 - July 30, 2023

The goal of our engineering camp at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is to spark enthusiasm in engineering and technology in the next generation of problem-solvers and difference-makers. We aim to position these innovators for long-term success in academics and in life. If you have ever been interested in an engineering summer program at Vaughn College, the TryEngineering Summer Institute is a great fit for you.

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Learn about our engineering summer camp below and find out more about the summer programs, activities, and field trips we have to offer.

How do we do it?

Organized in a ten day session on campus at The University of Pennsylvania, IEEE TryEngineering Summer Institute unites students from around the world -- co-ed, between 13-17 years old -- to:

  • Engage in hands-on design challenges
  • Experience the work firsthand with behind-the-scenes tours with real-life engineers
  • Discover not just what's happening today, but what's coming tomorrow, through conversations with renowned guest speakers and incredible Summer Institute counselors
  • Create a future of possibility that is fully realized and present for each and every student
  • Build skills and conceptual knowledge through hands-on work doing design challenges and classwork building and creating projects of increasing difficulty
  • Each student is issued a program-owned laptop for each student to use for the duration of the program at a 1:1 ratio

Give us ten days at our engineering summer camp, and we'll give you a new definition of what it means to be an engineer.

Vaughn College is located at 86-01 23rd Avenue Queens NY 11369 and can be found HERE.

Click the images below to learn more about Dorm Life and Local Tours and Attractions that students enjoy at Vaughn.

2023 Engineering Camp Details

Students attending TESI at Vaughn College will have the opportunity to live and learn at a private, specialized aeronautics and engineering college. Located adjacent to LaGuardia Airport in East Elmhurst, Queens, students will have a first hand look at the daily life an aeronautical engineer.

Opportunities Ahead!

If you are interested in engineering and you want to explore more about your potential future in the industry check out the TryEngineering Summer Institute. At this summer engineering program for high school students, you’ll explore various engineering fields, such as electricalcivilmechanical, and aerospace. Our engineering summer camp allows for you to meet and work alongside real life professional engineers, which can be a rewarding experience not found at other Philadelphia summer camps. If you are looking for an engineering camp in Philadelphia where you will not only have a great time but learn life long skills that can help later in life look no further than this STEM focused program. By exploring the different engineering fields at our engineering camp hosted at UPenn high school students can start to figure out if they would enjoy a future in engineering. No other Pennsylvania engineering camp will allow for students to learn, have fun, and explore the city better than TryEngineering's Summer Institute. While attending a summer camp at the University of Pennsylvania it makes sense to focus on your future education and learn more about STEM and engineering. Don't miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime to be involved in the most fun and fulfilling engineering camp in Philadelphia

If you want to learn more about all the different fields of engineering, be sure to check out all of our engineering articles below which will help you get a feel of each different subset we have to offer:

Where have students gone on off-campus field trips in past summers? 

Behind the scenes tour of LaGuardia Airport. The airport, which has two new terminals in operation, is in the process of a multi-billion-dollar redevelopment initiative designed to transform the facility into an ultra-modern transportation hub for passengers. Completing a massive construction program while keeping this busy metropolitan airport operating involves intricate planning and execution. Students saw and got to meet first-hand from airport engineers what it takes to manage and operate the airport as well as the construction, tour some of the facilities and even visited the ramp to see the aircraft landing and taking-off.   

Behind the scenes tour of Con Edison's Main Power Plant in Manhattan. The students got to go inside the highly secure facility, meet the engineers, talk about their jobs, and see what it takes to power the greatest city on earth!

Future trips will be posted here as they are confirmed!

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Overview

A private, specialized aeronautics and engineering college, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is located adjacent to LaGuardia Airport in East Elmhurst, Queens, New York. Our engineering and technology classes are led by an experienced and passionate faculty in a newly renovated, state-of-the-art campus. TryEngineering Summer Institute engineering camp students enjoy access to Vaughn's flight simulator, as well as the opportunity to get an up close look at aeronautics engineering at LaGuardia. It's a perfect location for our NY engineering school or summer camp.

Plus, the campus' proximity to New York City attractions makes Vaughn an exciting destination for Summer Institute students.  It's the engineering school NY loves!

Learn more About our Other Engineering Camp Locations

If you can’t attend summer camp at Vaughn College this year don't worry. We have other engineering summer camp locations around the United States. Learn more about our other engineering summer programs below:

Engineering Camp at Rice

Located in Houston Texas, Rice University is one of the top 30 engineering schools in the country. With 33% of total undergraduate students majoring in engineering, this is one of the best places to foster and further early interest in the field of engineering.

Engineering Camp at University of San Diego

Located in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, San Diego, our engineering camp is a great opportunity to both enjoy your summer and learn. Hosted at the University of San Diego, which was named one best engineering undergraduate programs in the country, you will not only learn hands on from professionals in the industry, but also soak up the sun!

Engineering Camp at UPenn

Located in Philadelphia at one of the most historic and prestigious universities in the country, our engineering camp at UPenn is unmatched. Experience Ivy League life while you live on campus and learn from real life engineers within the Penn Engineering Department, and find out what a future in engineering looks like