Northern Illinois University


NIU Engineering Camp for Campers Entering Grades 9-12

July 19-24, 2009

Application deadline extended through June 15

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

Get WISE engineering camp for high school students will feature robotics, rocketry, assembling your own product through a “lean manufacturing” cycle, and a field trip to see the latest and greatest innovations.  Learn through hands-on experiments how engineering is essential to a better future in medicine, education, and “going green.” NIU faculty and high school teachers will lead the engineering activities, and NIU students will serve as 24/7 counselors.  Campers will stay in NIU dorms and enjoy campus activities such as bowling and movies with their counselors in the evenings. 

Get WISE Camp Director

Dr. Suma Rajashankar is an Electrical Engineering faculty member in NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.  She holds a doctoral degree in Physics and serves as Project Director for the Get WISE school clubs, camps, and scholarships.  Her extensive experience in working with young people includes programs in middle schools and high schools and with Girl Scouts across the region.


Residential campers $495 ($525 after June 15, 2009); returning Get Wise campers are eligible for a $25 discount on request.  Register now for this exciting engineering camp!

Camp Packet


Contact Bobby Wilkerson at 815-753-1442 or