CEET High School Nanotechnology Summer Residential Camp

Nanotechnology is concerned with the control of matter on the nanometer scale- one nanometer is one billionth of a meter, or 100,000 times smaller than a human hair.  This cutting edge field has become an interdisciplinary STEM field.

This residential camp gives a broad overview of nanoscience/nanotechnology as a field with many career opportunities.  Students are able to gain a comprehensive understanding through activities that will introduce them to the unique properties at the nanoscale.

Camp Location: Engineering Building EB 354, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, NIU, DeKalb, IL 60115

Dorm and Orientation Location: Summer Conference Center, NIU DeKalb Campus, DeKalb, IL

Dates: July 13-17, 2015


  • Check-in and Orientation:3:30 PM, Sunday, July 12
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM, Friday, July 17, 2015

Eligibility: Incoming 10th – 12th graders

Cost: Fees for participation in this residential camp is $570 if registered before April 30th, 2015. This camp fees includes the field trip, dorm stay, food & snacks, camp expenses, T-shirts and the recreational activities in the evening. 

Camp Registration: Register Now!

  1. For online registrations, please download and fill out the “Required Camp Documents”. Click here to view forms. This form must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian and returned two weeks before the first day of camp.
  2. For mailing your camp registration packets, please download and fill out the “Complete Application Packet”. Click here to view the complete application packet. Please note: Parents/guardians are responsible for all fees and will receive a bill from NIU for the balance owed. Camp balance must be paid in full three weeks prior to camp.


  • CREDIT CARD PAYMENT PLAN: Terms: $100 deposit due at time of registration. Outstanding balance will be charged to credit card on file 3 weeks prior to camp start (6/22/15). Payments may be made at any time prior to final due date by contacting Outreach Registration at (800) 345-9472. Please note that the charge to your credit card will appear on your statement as 'NIU Outreach, DeKalb, IL'.
  • To apply for more than one NIU Academic Summer Camp separate online registrations are required.
  • Cancellations/Refunds - Payment is refundable in full only if NIU cancels the camp, the camp is oversubscribed, or the camper is not accepted. If a camper withdraws in writing by June 21, 2015, we will refund payment, minus a $25 cancellation charge.  There are no refunds for cancellations made after 4:30 p.m. three weeks prior to the start of camp.


More Information: Additional details, including check-in and orientation instructions, parking information, what to bring to camp, and camper rules will be mailed to you after your registration from and camp fee have been received, the week of June 8, 2015. For more information on with specific questions, please contact: Suma at rajashankar@niu.edu or Tricia at psmaxwell@niu.edu.