School of Engineering
- Kirkbride Hall, Room 101
- tel: 610-499-4037
- fax: 610-499-4059
Engineering Summer Camp for High School Students
Offered every summer since 1996!
Day Camp: Monday, June 26 – Thursday, June 29, 2017
- Tuition for Day Camp is $400 until May 15, 2017 and $450* starting May 16, 2017.
Resident Camp: Sunday, June 25 – Thursday, June 29, 2017
- Tuition for Resident Camp is $800 until May 15, 2017 and $900** starting May 16, 2017.
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, and biomedical engineering. You’ll experience computer workshops, demonstrations, films, laboratory exercises, discussion groups, and presentations in a nurturing, noncompetitive, hands-on environment.
Widener's Engineering Summer Camp was developed by engineering faculty at Widener to introduce high school students to the field of engineering in a nurturing, noncompetitive, "hands-on" environment.
Students experience a four-day schedule full of computer workshops, demonstrations, films, laboratory exercises, discussion groups, and presentations, all while having fun. High school students make concrete blocks, launch soda bottle rockets, and explore the fields of biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering.
Typical Camp Activities (all led by engineering professors)
- Arduino Programming
- Balloon Car Design & Competition
- Blood Concentration Measurement
- Bone Stress Analysis
- Bottle Rocket Design & Competition
- Brain-Computer Interface
- Concrete Mix Design & Compression Tests
- K'Nex Bridge Construction
- Lego Robot Design & Programming
- Polyurethane Foam Generation
- Water Tower Design & Competition
- West Point Bridge Design
Feel free to browse our Engineering Summer Camp photo gallery from recent years.
*Tuition is $450.00 per session, which includes all laboratory materials and lunches.
**Students enrolled in the resident camp will be charged an additional $450.00, which includes room and board as well as evening activities.
For more information, teachers and students should contact Maria Wochele at 610-499-4037