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.

University of Pennsylvania

Overview of The University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania is one of the country's oldest universities and as an Ivy League school, represents some of the best of what the USA has to offer.  Expansive college greens and recreational spaces. Landmark architecture. Twelve schools connected on a single campus. Penn’s geographical unity is unique among Ivy League schools, fostering our integrated approach to education, scholarship, and research.

Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with 100 countries and every U.S. state represented in the student body. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn enrolls 10,000 undergraduate students and welcomes an additional 10,000-plus students to our world-renowned graduate and professional schools. Penn Engineering school is a powerhouse!

Penn’s award-winning educators and scholars encourage students to pursue inquiry and discovery, follow their passions, and address the world’s most challenging problems through an interdisciplinary approach.  Penn's Engineering school supports our program in many ways.

Program Dates

Session 1: July 9, 2023 - July 18, 2023

Session 2: July 21, 2023 - July 30, 2023

The University of Pennsylvania is located at 220 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 and is found HERE.

Learn more about Residence Hall Life and Local Tours and Attractions that students enjoy at University of Pennsylvania.

TryEngineering Summer Institute offers its Cleveland engineering summer camp at The University Of Pennsylvania

Students attending TESI at Penn have the opportunity to live and learn at one of the top Universities in the world.  A spacious, safe and beautiful campus in one of America's oldest cities allows access to many academic and social options for our students.  This program will have the opportunity to meet and work with members of the Penn Engineering Department, tour the facilities, and get a chance to ask questions about what it is like to study Engineering at Penn!

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:


What field trips happened last year?

Leonardo Helicopter:

Last summer we had a behind the scenes tour of Leonardo Helicopters.   Leonardo builds helicopters for military and commercial operators from a large manufacturing plant in Northeast Philadelphia, one of 4 the company has throughout the globe.    The helicopters that are built at this plant are used by militaries, governments, and private users all over the world for a variety of missions, including Homeland Security, Fire-Fighting, Emergency Medical Service (Medevac),  Search and Rescue, VIP and Corporate transportation.   Students got to see and learn first-hand from Leonardo’s engineers and pilots about how helicopters are designed and built, which will include special behind-the-scenes tours of the manufacturing lines and the pilot training academy.

Off-campus field trip: Boeing Ridley Park

Last summer we had a behind the scenes tour of the Boeing Ridley Park facility. Boeing is a leading producer of both commercial and military aircraft, and the Ridley Park site is part of the Boeing Defense Vertical Lift Division. Boeing Ridley Park is the manufacturing center for the H-47 Chinook aircraft, the V-22 Osprey fuselage and Common Configuration – Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM), and delivery center for the MH-139 aircraft. About 4,500 employees work at this site. Students got an opportunity to tour the production lines for the H-47 and V-22 and also got to interact and learn from the engineers who are working on these amazing products.


Where are we going this summer?

We will post our trips as they are confirmed this spring.  Check back or call us!