Purdue Northwest offers summer engineering camps

Purdue Northwest offers summer engineering camps

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering will offer summer enrichment camps for middle and high school students interested in learning more about mechanical and civil engineering disciplines.

The Purdue Northwest Summer Engineering Camps will take place in June and July. Camp attendees can choose to attend virtually (via Zoom), or in-person at PNW’s Hammond Campus, where university social distancing guidelines will be followed. Students will be introduced to fundamental concepts of civil and mechanical engineering through interactive, laboratory and classroom experiences, including the opportunity to visit the new PNW Design Studio.

Participants will engage in hands-on activities to explore various areas of engineering, and learn skills in team building, computer-aided engineering, laboratory experimentation and decision-making. All materials will be provided and participants will interact with current PNW students and faculty. Certificates will be presented at the end of each camp during a closing ceremony Friday afternoon.

Camp dates and details 

The camp for middle school students is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 through June 25. The camp for high school students is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28 through July 2.  Sessions will be held in the Edward D. Anderson building, 6901 Woodmar Ave., Hammond.

Students must be entering sixth grade or higher in fall 2021 to be eligible to attend. The application deadline is May 25 and the cost per student is $300.

For more information, visit the Summer Engineering Camp web page or contact Connor Feeney at 219-785-5271 or feeneyc@pnw.edu.

The Purdue Northwest School of Engineering

The PNW School of Engineering is recognized for its expertise in mechanical, civil, computer, and electrical engineering. For 2021, U.S. News has ranked the school No. 60 among the Best Engineering Programs in the United States, of engineering schools whose highest degree is a master’s degree.

Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW values academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity. For more information about PNW, visit www.pnw.edu.