Summer Programs

As the pre-college outreach and public engagement unit in the Grainger College of Engineering, WYSE offers a variety of summer enrichment programs for pre-college youth from near and far. Get a taste of college life while exploring various engineering fields or researching side-by-side with Illinois faculty and students - in Champaign-Urbana, in Chicago, and virtually. 

Engineering Summer Camps

Each summer WYSE offers engineering summer camps at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Camps are available for middle and high school-aged students and for all genders. These camps are designed to allow students to experience authentic & challenging projects & activities, world-class instructors, and a collegiate experience from one of the best engineering schools in the world. Camps provide exposure to different areas of engineering through demonstrations, lab tours, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and interactions with various students, staff, and professors in those fields. 

Learn more about Engineering Summer Camps

Young Scholars Summer STEMM Research Programs

Rising 10th-12th graders from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin are invited to apply to participate in an authentic STEMM research experience at a world-class research university for 6 weeks during the summer. Students will gain hands-on experience in areas at the forefront of various STEMM fields, such as cancer immunology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, physics, quantum mechanics, bioengineering, electrical engineering, and more!

Learn more about the Young Scholars Summer STEMM Research Programs

Digital Scholars Program in Chicago

WYSE partners with the Discovery Partners Institute with the Digital Scholars Program in Chicago, IL. Digital Scholars is an intensive summer program for high school and first-year college students to build computing skills, increase college and career readiness, and make connections to Chicago's dynamic tech community.

Learn more about the Digital Scholars Program in Chicago

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