Career Explorations - STEM Outreach Summer Camps - Northern Illinois University

STEM Outreach Camps - STEM Career Explorations

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STEM Career Explorations

Choose a Track: Health Sciences, Engineering, Science, Math or Video Game Design

Summer 2015 Dates:

Week 1: June 21-26

Week 2: August 2-7

Campers Entering Grades 10-12

2015 dates have been announced - registration will be available soon.  

STEM Careers Camp gives high school students an opportunity to explore career options in several areas. NIU faculty and staff in several colleges and Career Services as well as local professionals will staff specialized tracks in Health Sciences, Engineering, Science, and Video Game Development. Participants will apply to the track of their choice and spend the bulk of the week with the smaller group of students who have also chosen that track. Evening recreational activities will involve all campers. Participants can expect a fun and busy week as STEM career options open up before them!

STEM Careers campers will experience dorm life by living in one of the newly renovated Grant Towers and enjoying meals in Stevenson Hall and the Blackhawk Cafeteria in the Holmes Student Center.  Campers will have the opportunity to interact with professionals and students in many STEM fields throughout the day, including informally at meals.  Evening activity choices include visits to Davis Hall Observatory, video game night, movie night, and outdoor recreational activities. 

Who should apply?  If you can answer yes to any of these questions, STEM Career Explorations is for you!

  • Are you a high school student curious about STEM career possibilities and interested in exploring some of them? 
  • Do you like math or science but have no idea what you could do for a career? 
  • Are your parents telling you to become an engineer because they make good money, but you don’t know what an engineer does? 
  • Do you dream of becoming a nurse, physical therapist, or doctor?
  • Do you wonder what other health careers there are behind the scenes at a hospital?

STEM Career Explorations Camp Pricing 2014. 2015 Pricing Coming Soon!


Early Bird Special:

Cut off 5/2/14    


Cut off 6/15/14    






NIU Staff/Student




Multiple Camper Discount




Check out the five tracks below and apply early as each track is limited to 20 participants.

NEW IN 2015: Math Career Exploration

Health Careers

Engineering Careers

Science Careers

Video Game Design