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Outreach Programs, Engineering

You don’t have to wait until you are in college to experience what the School of Engineering has to offer! We have a variety of programs designed just for high school students. In addition to all of the exciting programs you can also schedule your own personal visit where we will arrange for you to meet professors and students from the School of Engineering, tour a laboratory, or attend a class.

summer campEngineering Summer Camp

Resident Camp: June 24-28, 2018
Day Camp: June 25-28, 2018

If you're interested in engineering, Widener's summer camp is the perfect place to start exploring. We’ll introduce you to this exciting field through the eyes of our top-ranked engineering program. Widener’s Summer Engineering Camp is serious fun. You’ll make concrete blocks, launch soda bottle rockets, and explore the fields of chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, robotics, and biomedical engineering. For more information on the camp and to register, click here.

vex robotics campRobotics Summer Camp 

July 23-26, 2018

The Robotics Summer Camp is an opportunity for high school students to learn about robotics systems and develop their robotics sills. Learn about programming and assembly of robots, robotic system optimization, competition strategies, and more! For more information on the camp and to register, click here.


mini campEngineering Mini-Camp for High School Senior 

October 2018: Date TBA

Learn more about engineering careers and education with this fun-filled day of hands-on experiences taught by engineering professors. This camp offers an optional parents’ program, which covers the processes of engineering school admissions and financial aid.


mini camp high school girlsEngineering Mini-Camp for High School Girls 

February 2019: Date TBA

In this fun one-day event filled with hands-on projects, high school girls can learn about engineering careers by doing activities related to the kinds of work engineers do. There is an additional parents’ program conducted by women engineers from SWE and Widener University where parents can learn about university admissions policies, financial aid, academics, and student life.

introduction to engineering workshopIntroduction to Engineering Workshop 

Summer 2019

This complimentary, interactive event for high school teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators offers hands-on learning experiences where challenging activities and teacher interact.


tsa/teams competitionTSA/TEAMS Competition 

March 6, 2018

Widener is one of 100 sites around the country for this exam-based competition where teams of high school students compete for local and national awards.


transfer widenerTransfer WIDENER

Dates TBA

Are you thinking about transferring to earn a Widener engineering degree? Widener University welcomes students who wish to transfer from other colleges and universities. If you have earned a minimum of 12 credits of academic work, you can be considered for transfer admission.


robotics campRobotics Competition

November 2018: Date TBA

The VEX Robotics Competition tasks teams of students with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.

widener day

Widener Day 

Dates TBA

Are you considering attending Widener and wish to learn more about the facilities or faculty? Register for a Widener Day, so you can tour the labs and meet the professors!