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.

Rice University

Research-Intensive Flagship University

Boasting a 300-acre tree-lined campus in Houston, Rice University is ranked among the nation’s top 20 best engineering schools and universities by U.S. News & World Report.  Rice University seizes its advantageous position to pursue pathbreaking research and create innovative collaboration opportunities that contribute to the betterment of our world.

The Engineering Department at Rice will conduct tours of their facilities as well as make time for Q+A with faculty.  This is a great way for our students to find out more about Engineering at Rice camp, and to show off the latest ground-breaking work conducted by their students.  This opportunity to study and live on one of the country's top Universities is simply amazing.  Our Rice engineering camp is sure to be one of our most popular locations so register early!

2023 Dates

Session 1: June 30, 2023 - July 9, 2023

Session 2: July 12, 2023 - July 21, 2023

Rice University is located at 6100 Main Street, Houston TX 77030 and can be found HERE.

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

The best engineering schools summer camp is located at Rice University in the heart of Houston Texas

Enjoy the OEDK!  At Rice we are so lucky to be working and studying at the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen (OEDK).  This is a new, state-of-the-art maker space and engineering design facility.  It is huge, fully equipped, and our home for the summer!  You can read more about it HERE.

It is difficult to explain in words how fundamentally awesome and transformative the OEDK space is, and how inspiring it is to see the work that is being achieved there.  Seeing the College's Solar Race Car or other graduate-student level projects going on nearby is very inspiring indeed!  Come discover why Rice is considered one of the best engineering schools in the nation!

Study at one of the best engineering schools in the nation.   Study at one of the best engineering schools in the nation, our Rice engineering camp students working hard! Study at one of the best engineering schools in the nation, our Rice engineering camp students hard at work at the OEDK.








Where can TESI students expect to visit? We are currently working on this trip or possibly a new awesome location for 2023.

Previous summers have all gone to Johnson Space Center (JSC) and had a behind-the-scenes tour:  

NASA Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston – We have visited this famed facility each summer because we know Engineers who work there and it has been the center of all US human spaceflight for more than 50 years. On a guided behind-the-scenes tour, conducted by a retired Apollo propulsion engineer who helped get astronauts to the Moon, we visited Mission Control, the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility where our Rice camp engineering students got to see current astronauts train and the historic Rocket Park to see the Saturn V moon rocket. We had access to Space Center Houston and all of the artifacts and displays that trace US achievements in space and how engineers and scientists have contributed. The visit also coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and there were many special exhibits and events.  This summer our Rice camp for engineering will be even better!

Other destinations will be added as we get closer to the summer.

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 engineering camps. If you are looking for a summer camp in Houston where your child will not only have a great time but learn life long skills that can help them later in life look no further. By exploring the different engineering fields within TryEngineering's Summer Institute your high school student can start to figure out if they would enjoy a future in engineering. No other Houston summer program will allow for students to learn, have fun, and explore the city better than TryEngineering's Summer Institute, held at one of the best engineering schools in the world.

If you want to learn more about all the different fields of engineering as a whole 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: