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Outreach Programs, Engineering

Widener's School of Engineering provides several exciting opportunities for high school students to learn about the fascinating world of engineering. In addition to those programs, you can also schedule your own personal visit where we will arrange for you to meet professors and students in the School of Engineering, tour a laboratory, or attend a class.

mini campEngineering Mini-Camp for High School Senior 

Friday, October, 26 2018

For high school seniors, learn 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.


robotics campRobotics Workshop

Friday, November 9, 2018

Teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.



robotics campVEX Robotics Competition

Saturday, February 16, 2019

This inaugural event will host leading high school students from Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for the 2018-2019 VEX Robotics Competition game Turning Point. The event will also host middle school and grade school level students participating in the VEX IQ Challenge. Teams will compete with and against other schools in a series of back-to-back robotics challenges using robots they designed, programmed and built. 

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

February, 9 2019

A one-day event filled with hands-on projects and lots of fun. High school girls can learn about engineering careers by doing activities related to the kinds of work engineers do. There is an optional 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.

transfer widenerTransfer WIDENER

Friday, February 22, 2019

In as little as 4 hours, you can: meet with a Widener engineering advisor, speak with students who have already transferred to Widener Engineering, learn about scholarships and financial aid, and develop a study plan. If you have earned a minimum of 12 credits of academic work, you can be considered for transfer admission.


tsa/teams competitionTSA/TEAMS Competition 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

An exam-based competition where teams of high school students compete for local and national awards. Widener is one of 100 sites around the country that offer this competition. Teams must be registered by their teachers.


summer campEngineering Summer Camp

Monday - Thursday, June 24-27, 2019 (Day Camp)
Sunday - Thursday, June 23-27, 2019 (Resident Camp)

Learn about careers in engineering in a fun, hands-on camp offered by Widener professors. You’ll make concrete blocks, launch soda bottle rockets, and explore the fields of chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, robotics, and biomedical engineering. Students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades can register for this four-day camp.

vex robotics campRobotics Summer Camp 

Monday - Thursday, July 22-25, 2019 (Day Camp)

This four-day camp is designed for high school students to learn about robotics systems and to develop their robotics skills. High school students from all levels (including 9th grade) are welcome.


widener dayWidener Days 

November 17, 2018, and January 26, 2019

An opportunity for high school seniors and parents to visit the Widener campus and discover if the personalized education at Widener is right for you.