Each weekday during TryEngineering Summer Institute is packed with fun, hands-on design challenges and learning the latest in engineering and technology. There’s also time for students to relax and get to know each other better. But what about the weekend?
Here’s what weekends have in store for Summer Institute students at each campus:
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
As if having a front-row seat to aeronautics engineering at LaGuardia Airport and access to the college’s flight simulator all week weren’t enough, students at Vaughn this summer have all of New York City to explore on the weekend. On Saturday, they’ll explore Manhattan, starting with a visit to One World Observatory, the Oculus, and the 9/11 Memorial. Afterward, depending on student interest, availability, and weather, they’ll split into groups to take in more of the city. Check out Times Square, ride the Staten Island Ferry, see the Statue of Liberty, walk through Central Park. Sunday will be spent in Brooklyn’s Coney Island, relaxing on the beach, walking the boardwalk, trying a Nathan’s Famous hot dog, or riding the amusement park rides.
University of California, Riverside
Just 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, UCR is distinguished by more than 60 years of high-impact research. But after a week of everything engineering, students will get to spend their Saturday at Raging Waters Los Angeles, a 60-acre waterpark with more than 50 world-class rides, slides, and attractions. Named a “Top 10 Water Park” by USA Today, Raging Waters boasts the state’s only hydromagnetic water coaster. On Sunday, students stay local, making use of the great on-campus facilities. They can cool off in the outdoor pool, play games in the gym, or work out in the fitness center to relax and recharge for the exciting week ahead.
Texas A&M University
Not only is Texas A&M located near the heart of the United States space program, it’s also close to Grand Station, the area’s largest entertainment venue. So on Saturday, students will get to bowl on one of Grand Station’s 40 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, play with the amazing virtual reality gaming system, participate in a game of laser tag, and challenge their skills in the interactive arcade. On Sunday, they’ll have the opportunity to explore on-campus facilities like the rec center, featuring a rock climbing wall, gymnasium, fitness center, and pool, before resting up and prepping for week two of engineering fun.
At the TryEngineering Summer Institute, the emphasis is on learning, but it’s also about making new friends and having fun. Each of our three campus locations offers unique facilities that make this an unforgettable experience for teens. Be sure to register early to get your first choice campus and session!