Wisconsin Camps

The following camp directory lists some of the summer camps for K-12 students in engineering throughout the United States and Canada that are and were previously offered. The directory lists camps that have been hosted by Universities and research centers in the past. Please note that all camps may not be offered every year and that new camps and programs are currently being added. Old or unsuccessful programs are always being eliminated or modified. A substantial number of programs specifically target minorities, women, and other groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. The programs offered change frequently, and this database is not comprehensive. This is only meant to be a guide to aid your search for engineering education preparation tools. Many of the programs offer scholarships and may have application deadlines as early as January. If you are interested in a program, please email, call or write the organization listed for an application and the most current information available.

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iD Tech Camps: Code, Game, Create!
Develop real-world tech skills and experience firsthand how interests can turn into a college degree and future career. Led by hip, tech-savvy instructors, ages 7-17 code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce films, and more. Curriculum is delivered in small clusters of just 8 students per instructor for personalized learning. Optional Accredited Continuing Education Units issued by Villanova are available.
These weeklong, day and overnight STEM summer programs are held at 100+ campuses nationwide including Stanford, Princeton, Yale, and others.
iD Tech also offers iD Programming Academy (for teens), iD Game Design & Development Academy (for teens), Alexa Café (all-girls STEM program), and iD Tech Mini (half/full day for ages 6-9).
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Email: info@iDTech.com
Web site:  www.iDTech.com


Marquette University College of Engineering
Office of Engineering Outreach
Engineering academies offered year-round

Marquette Engineering Outreach offers over 30 academies throughout the year for K-16 students and teachers, parents, and professional engineers. There are programs on Polymers, Robotics, Computer-Aided-Design, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Environmental Engineering. There are two academies just for girls: "Engineering...It's A Girls Thing" (ages 6-11) and "Engineering for Young Women" (ages 12-18).
Contact: Jack Samuelson, Coordinator of Engineering Outreach, Haggerty 210, 1515 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233 (414.288.6720)
Email: engineering@marquette.edu
Web site: http://www.marquette.edu/engineering/pages/BeyondHighschool/activities.html#collegeoutreach

Milwaukee School of Engineering
Discover the Possibilities

Are you interested in exploring the many exciting fields of engineering? Are you a freshman, sophomore or junior in high school? Then Discover the Possibilities is for you. The programs are project-based so you will be working with our faculty in state-of-the-art laboratories. Discover the Possibilities emphasize a fun, individual contribution to a team project. You will have the opportunity to tour local industries and see what professionals in all areas of engineering are doing today. Topics covered are: architectural, biomedical, biomolecular, electrical, mechanical, computer, software and industrial engineering. Camp is residential and you’ll spend your evenings participating in fun activities with new friends.
Contact: The STEM Department, Pre-College Programs & Outreach, Milwaukee School of Engineering (414-277-7238)
Email: STEM@msoe.edu
Web site: www.msoe.edu/summer

Milwaukee School of Engineering
Focus on the Possibilities

This intense, week-long summer camp is for students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors. This program will challenge you to learn more about a specific engineering career field: architectural engineering / building construction; biomedical engineering; computer engineering / software engineering; electrical engineering; mechanical engineering / industrial engineering. You will get hands-on exposure by working in our labs on exciting projects. Working closely with MSOE faculty and current students is an integral part of the program.  Camp is residential and you’ll spend your evenings participating in fun activities with new friends.
Contact: The STEM Department, Pre-College Programs & Outreach, Milwaukee School of Engineering (414-277-7238)
Email: STEM@msoe.edu
Web site: www.msoe.edu/summer

University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering
Engineering Tomorrow's Careers Camp (ETC)
Engineering Tomorrow’s Careers (ETC) Camp is a week-long summer camp for female high school sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing a degree in engineering.  The week is structured with different activities designed to introduce a variety of engineering fields through lectures, labs, and tours. Campers have the opportunity to live  in campus residence halls for the duration of the week and sample life as a college student in Madison. Our goal is to provide campers with the opportunity to investigate and apply engineering in ways they may have never imagined while developing friendships with other attendees from across the Midwest. Please visit our website  or Facebook page for more information. Applications close in February.
Contact: Society of Women Engineers (SWE), 1550 Engineering Drive, Room 1085, Madison, WI 53706 (608-262-3387)
Email: etccampmadison@gmail.com
Web site: www.uwetccamp.wordpress.com

University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering
Engineering Summer Program (ESP)

The Engineering Summer Program (ESP) is a fully funded, six-week residential program for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the upcoming school year. The ESP course curriculum includes math, physics, chemistry, engineering, and technical communications. Other structured programming such as industry site visits, fieldtrips, guest lectures, workshops, and faculty mentoring will help you gain a better understanding of the field of engineering and its applications. The ESP Program is targeted to high school students from groups traditionally under-represented in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field. African-American, Native American, Latino/a, Laotian, Vietnamese, Hmong, and Cambodian students are especially encouraged to apply. Students from rural regions, as well as women from all backgrounds are also strongly encouraged to apply.
Contact: Megan Thilmony, Engineering Summer Program (ESP), UW Madison College of Engineering, 1410 Engineering Drive, Suite 101, Madison, WI 53706 (608-890-1403)
Email: thilmony@wisc.edu
Web site: go.wisc.edu/esp

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Engineering and Applied Science
Gateway to Engineering, Science and Technology

This program provides a foundation for scientific and technical fields of study for precollege students. Hands-on projects introduce students to the rewards and challenges of problem solving using applications of math and science. Intensive course work improves math and communication skills. Student's participation in this program tot als approximately 740 hours. The instructional staff is University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty and staff, MPS and other Milwaukee area teachers, and community professionals. The activity focus is classroom instruction, labs, field trips, counseling and tutoring. This program emphasizes career exploration, academic advising, and college preparation.
Contact: Ms. Marilyn Miller, Director, Multicultural and GEST Program, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, College of Engineering and Applied Science, Milwaukee, WI 53201 (414-229-6960)
Email: marilyn@uwm.edu

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Allied Health Professions Medicine, Engineering, Dentistry, Architecture and Law Professions
The objective of this program is to introduce students from underrepresented minority groups to five major professions: medicine, engineering, dentistry, architecture, and law. Total student participation is 25 hours. Students attend five consecutive Saturdays. The instructional staff which conducts the workshops consists of faculty a nd staff from UWM, Marquette, MSOE, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Public Schools and community professionals. The activity focus is classroom instruction, laboratories, field trips, and counseling. The program emphasizes career exploration, academic advising, financial aid information and college preparation.
Contact: Ms. Angela Jackson, Coordinator, MEDAL, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, School of Allied Health Professions, Milwaukee, WI 53201 (414-229-5761)
Email: angelac@uwm.edu

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Sky's the Limit

These weekend events introduce young women to exciting and world-changing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Participants have the opportunity to work in teams to complete hands-on projects that promote diversity and inclusivity, learn about how careers in STEM fields help our society, and interact with STEM college students and professionals. Each weekend program is themed and tailored to offer age-appropriate, socially relevant activities.
Contact: Jaclyn Esqueda, Special Programs Manager, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818 (608-342-7158)
Email: esquedaj@uwplatt.edu
Website: www3.uwplatt.edu/ems-success/skys-limit

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Explore Engineering Summer Program

This engineering summer program is the same one-credit Introduction to Engineering Projects course required of all engineering students at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. High school students who successfully complete this summer course and decide to enroll at UW-Platteville will be given credit for it. Students taking this course will receive hands-on experience in seven different engineering disciplines. This course, condensed for the summer, features the same curriculum and instruction our college students experience.
Contact: Dr. Abulkhair Masoom, Director of Explore Engineering Summer Program and Chair of General Engineering, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818 (608-342-1732)
Email: masoom@uwplatt.edu
Website: www.uwplatt.edu/go/ExploreENG

University of Wisconsin – Stout, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
STEPS for Girls (Science, Technology, and Engineering Preview at Stout) summer camp

STEPS is a series of four one-week residential camps that provide an introduction to the exciting world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Campers participate in a variety of workshops that give them hands-on experience with high-tech equipment and processes. Outstanding professors from the Engineering, Technology, Science, and Math programs at UW-Stout teach the workshops. Campers also enjoy activities such as bowling, swimming, a pizza party, and karaoke. Camp counselors will supervise all activities. The camp is designed for girls between their 6th and 7th grade in school. Campers must have the consent of their parent(s) or guardians to enroll. An interest in (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering & Math is a plus, but not required.
Contact: Brenda Puck, Director, STEPS for Girls, UW-Stout, 005 Fryklund Hall, Menomonie, WI 54751 (715-232-2643)
Email: puckb@uwstout.edu
Web site: http://www3.uwstout.edu/steps/index.cfm