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.


Field Trips Confirmed

Confirmed Field Trips – TryEngineering Summer Institute

What makes our program so fantastic?  What makes us different than anyone else?  Culture…. community… and our amazing field trip connections.  Our field trips are one of the reasons we are awesome.

We go on field trips that nobody but IEEE could arrange; we go beyond anything anyone can buy a ticket to enter.  We spend an enormous amount of time finding and arranging trips where our students get to go off-campus and meet, interact, and experience the life of working engineers in some of the coolest facilities on earth!

This summer our students at our Penn location will get to tour a Boeing manufacturing facility and walk the production floor and meet the engineers.  Last summer we had to turn in our phones at the front door because of National Security.  It was just very cool.  And the students love it.  Putting on a hard hat, wearing a yellow vest, watching testing in action… every single one of our field trips is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

To read more about each location, you can click on each school name here:

Confirmed tours for 2023 include:

USD – Qualcomm

Penn – Boeing

Rice – Johnson Space Center

Deeper dive:  Our Tour Of Qualcomm

Our students at USD will again be touring Qualcomm.  They loved meeting the engineers last summer.  As you can see in this picture, they had presentations on the then-latest hardware and technology, and their 5G rollout.  How research and development happens.  Everything.

Our students devour the chance to see what real engineering looks like.  They hear terms like ‘nanotech’ or ‘bio-engineering’ and they do not have a context…  these trips give the students a chance to see real world engineering in action… and meet the engineers doing their jobs.  We cannot overstate the academic value of this critically important aspect of our program!

Simply seeing jobs in action, and being able to ask the folks what they are doing, opens up an entire new world for each and every student.  They see it for real. This is why we are the best.


Gallery Of Field Trip Pictures From Previous Summers: