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.


TryEngineering Live: Engineer Spotlight! Featuring Mechanical Engineer Burt Dicht, on Thursday 9 April at 8pm ET.

TESI 2019 Students with their winning project!

TryEngineering Live: Engineer Spotlight will give a glimpse into the careers and lives of engineers. It will offer students who are interested in possibly becoming engineers, or who just want to learn more about the profession, an opportunity to ask questions to our guests.

This series will feature professional engineers, engineering students, and other technologists. Our first guest is Burton (Burt) Dicht, Director of Student & Academic Education Programs for IEEE Educational Activities. 

About Burton Dicht

Burt Dicht joined IEEE in 2011 and serves as the Director of Student and Academic Education Programs. He oversees IEEE’s engineering education accreditation efforts and is responsible for the development and implementation of programs for pre-university and university educators and students. Prior to joining IEEE, he was the Managing Director of ASME’s Knowledge and Community Sector. 

Burt began his career in the aerospace industry in 1982 and held the position as a lead engineer for Northrop Grumman and Rockwell Space Transportation Systems Division. Specializing in systems and configuration integration, he worked on programs such as the YF-23A Advanced Tactical Fighter, the F-18E/F Super Hornet and the Space Shuttle.   

Burt is a member of AIAA, IEEE and is an ASME Fellow.  He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University and an M.A. in History from California State University, Northridge.

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Burt Dicht

Burt Dicht
Director, Student & Academic Education Programs
IEEE Educational Activities