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.


5 Ways Your Teen Benefits from TryEngineering Summer Institute

Although we tend to focus on the very important engineering and technology education and on-campus living experience that TryEngineering Summer Institute students receive, our program is about so much more! It’s also about the deep personal growth students experience and take with them into the future.

Students who attend TryEngineering Summer Institute:

  • Engineering Summer Camp Jobs at TryEngineering Summer InstituteGrow more independent: While well-supervised during their time away from home, teens at TryEngineering Summer Institute also practice making decisions for themselves. Having the ability to manage their daily choices in a safe environment helps them blossom in new ways.
  • Practice compromise: Living with someone new in a dorm room and with an entirely new community in the residence halls gives students the opportunity to meet people with different points of view and life experiences. This creates opportunities for students to practice compromise and grow in their interactions with others.
  • Make new friends: Free from the social expectations of a school environment, kids can relax and make friends a little more easily. They’ll meet people with similar interests to share their TryEngineering Summer Institute experiences with, and perhaps become lifelong friends. In fact, many former students tell us that they’re still in touch with the friends they made last year through social media!
  • Acquire collaboration and presentation skills: Our curriculum includes plenty of opportunities for students to work together and present their projects to others. Learning to collaborate and present their ideas will help them in their future interactions at home and school, as well as in future work environments.
  • Learn about degree and career options: More than just hands-on engineering design challenges, TryEngineering Summer Institute students also learn about the degree and career options available in the engineering field. Engineering offers many job options and a strong career path with huge growth potential. Students that attend get a taste of a very bright future that is available to them.

Don’t let your child miss out on this amazing educational experience! It’s perfect for those with an interest in engineering, as well as anyone who is just beginning to explore this fascinating field.

Registration is now open. Learn more and register for the TryEngineering Summer Institute today!

6 Reasons to Make Your Teen’s Summer Plans Now

It’s never too early to make summer plans for your teen, especially when there are serious benefits to doing so! TryEngineering Summer Institute offers students so many perks — experiencing college living, learning from exceptional instructors, visiting exciting engineering sites, participating in fun and educational hands-on design challenges — and even more for those who register early.

Here are six reasons to solidify your teen’s summer plans now:

  1. Early registration discount: Why spend more when you don’t have to? When you register before December 31, 2018, you’ll save $200 off your registration. Returning students and IEEE Members can save even more. Register today and save!
  2. First pick of sessions: If you or your teen prefer one session over another, it’s important to register before your preferred session fills up. Get your first pick by registering early.
  3. Guaranteed spot: Make sure your teen has a spot at your first choice TryEngineering Summer Institute location — or any location! Don’t get wait-listed by waiting until the last minute.
  4. Less stress: Life is stressful enough without worrying about what your kids’ summer vacation holds — because you know you’re not letting them sit around and do nothing all summer!
  5. Smaller tuition payments: The earlier you register, the longer you have to pay off the balance due, which means you can split it into more payments.
  6. Time to schedule your own vacation: Many parents make plans for their own getaways while the kids are away at camp. Planning now gives you plenty of time to make reservations for yourself.

Check out all the fun we had last year!

Connect with your teen and learn more about TryEngineering Summer Institute together, then register today.

TryEngineering Summer Camps are now the TryEngineering Summer Institute!

TryEngineering Summer Camp is ready for more fun and learning this year, this time as TryEngineering Summer Institute. Registration is now open!

Renamed to reflect the high caliber of learning and the level of the educational facilities students have access to, TryEngineering Summer Institute offers introductory and advanced programs for 2019. These age-appropriate programs promise to maximize the engagement and academic success of each student. Plus they are lots of fun!

Each two-week session allows attendees to get a taste of college living. Choose from one of three unique college campuses across the United States — University of California at Riverside, and Texas A&M University in College Station — each one known for its outstanding engineering curriculum.

TryEngineering Summer Institute helps students discover the endless possibilities that different engineering fields hold. They will explore how to apply engineering to solve real-world challenges. A broad range of fun and educational hands-on design challenges, such as building robot arms, small drones and remote cars, building and launching rockets, and even learning to solder working circuits, give students first-hand experience.

Last year, our students enjoyed a variety of exciting site visits as well, with insider tours of NASA, LaGuardia International Airport, a ConEd Power Station, local engineering companies, defense contractors and more.

All students entering grades 8-12 this fall are invited to enroll. Whether you have little to no engineering experience, or a lot, there are exciting challenges ahead for you at TryEngineering Summer Institute. There are a limited number of spots available for each session/campus. Be sure to register today to secure your spot and get your first choice location.