CEET Summer Camps

Engineering Summer Academy

(High School Students)

The Engineering Summer Academy (ESA) is a one week residential engineering camp for students entering 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.  This intensive summer camp challenges students to explore a specific area of engineering.  Students will perform several hands-on learning experiments in our state-of-the-art laboratories working alongside engineering faculty, alums, and current students.

Green Energy

(Middle School Students)

This week long residential camp on NIU's campus is perfect for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who can imagine a world where we spend less than $1 per day on energy. 

Introduction to Nanotechnology

(High School Students)

High school students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior years can explore the amazing and dynamic world at the nano scale on the campus of NIU. This day camp is a week long and exposes students to this cutting edge field. Learn more! 

Mathematics Bridge Program

The Summer Mathematics Bridge Program (SMBP) is designed to help incoming freshmen engineering and engineering technology students improve their math placement scores so that they may progress more efficiently in their area of study.

Enhancing Engineering Pathways

Northern Illinois University - Enhancing Engineering Pathways (NIU-EEP) is a program funded by the Motorola Foundation to establish a sustainable pathway for the middle and high school girls through the Girl Scout organizations to the Field of Engineering. The program includes a summer camp and Saturday session throughout the school year. Contact Dr. Suma Rajashankar in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology for information.

The summer camps are currently CLOSED due to high enrollment. Visit the webpage to learn about Saturday sessions for middle schoolers or paid mentorship opportunities for high school students. 

STEM Outreach Summer Camps

STEM Outreach

NIU’s STEM Outreach delivers off-campus programs and on-campus activities designed to increase science, technology, engineering, and mathematics literacy and enthusiasm among P-12 students, their families, and educators. This office provides a central place to find information on the numerous outreach programs offered by NIU’s STEM departments and the colleges.

Check out the complete listing of opportunities here!

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