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.


Summer Engineering Camps - Staff Snapshots

This is a snapshot of some of the staff at our summer engineering camps this summer, check back for more additions soon:

At our Vaughn Location

Antonio  - Camp Director at Vaughn College
Antonio is from Dover, NJ. He graduated with a B.A. in criminal justice from Rutgers, University. He graduated with a master’s in criminal justice at John Jay College. Antonio is currently enrolled in the PhD. program for criminal justice at John Jay College.  Antonio has worked at summer camps as a director and teacher for the last six years at academic summer camps. He is thrilled to meet everyone at our IEEE summer engineering camps!  Fun fact: Antonio is an Eagle Scout and a science nerd!

Rokiatou - Resident Life Director at Vaughn College
Roki lives in Los Angeles.  She graduated with a B.A. in mass communications and theater from SUNY- Oneonta.  She earned a master’s in media studies from the New School.  She is looking forward to being at summer engineering camps because she has worked as a residential assistant, a youth activities director, and as a peer mentor.  She's on top of what happens on campus!  Fun fact: she speaks French and Mandingo fluently!

Jordan - Engineering Instructor at Vaughn College
Jordan completed a B.S. in occupational and technical studies (specifically technology education) from Old Dominion University.  He is certified to teach students in grades 6-12. During the academic year, he is a teacher at Matthew Fontaine Maury High School (in Norfolk, VA) under Project Lead the Way (PLTW), teaching four Introduction to Engineering Design classes, as well as two Principles of Engineering classes. Jordan enjoys immersing young minds in the world of S.T.E.M. and can’t wait to bring that to camp with him.

He loves helping students better understand high school subjects (Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Physics and Engineering).  He also loves providing tips to help improve the study habits of struggling students.  He regularly integrates technological systems, computers, and other aspects of technology in his classroom.  He uses effective public speaking and communication skills to carry out good classroom management.  He is thrilled to be at summer engineering camps and to have fun!

Verania - Camp Nurse at Vaughn College
Verania is a certified EMT, as well as a jazz and commercial music business major from Five Towns College.  She currently works as the on-set medic for films, TV and live sports events across the NYC area.  She's also the mother of two fabulous children.

At our Texas A&M Location

​​Dagoberto - Engineering Instructor at Texas A&M
Dagoberto is currently a computer science teacher.  He also has been the FTC Robotics coach at HSA Laredo for the last two years.  He mentor’s students interested in careers in computer science and engineering and he has his bachelor’s in systems engineering from Texas A&M.  He is fluent in C++, Java, Bluejay, Arena, MathLab, Python, Arduino, Android Studio computer languages and is always looking to learn new skills to further improve.

At our UC Riverside Location

Suzane- Camp Director at UC Riveside