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Explore Engineering

Due to an increased capacity for this year’s program, we have decided to extend the application deadline to May 15th.

As we receive your application will send out acceptance emails, we will continue to accept students on a rolling basis until we reach the programs capacity. Please submit your application as soon as possible before all the spots are filled.

We will be offering the Program twice!


From Sunday, June 19th to Thursday, June 23rd 2016
From Sunday, June 26th to Thursday, June 30th 2016

High Schoolers Learn Engineering is Fun!

E2 is a one-week residential summer program for current high school sophomores and juniors. During this exciting week at the Storrs Campus participants explore engineering careers by working in small groups with faculty and college students. They will learn what various engineers do in the workplace and see engineering concepts demonstrated. During the evenings, through the YESS Program, students focus on a single engineering discipline by fabricating a discipline-specific device. The week wraps up with demonstrations of items the students created during the week. Examples have included: rudimentary EKG devices, Smart Lego vehicles that can follow a trail, fuel cell and other energy efficient devices, wooden bridges, environmentally friendly processes, and how to resolve differences.

Eligibility: Must be a current* sophomore or junior in high school (*during the 2015/2016 school year)

Decisions regarding admission will NOT be made until registration is closed.

E2 participants are nominated by their high school math, science, or technology teachers. Enrollment is restricted to 125 students in each session. These students receive:

  • Exposure to twelve Engineering Programs

  • On campus housing and dining hall meals

  • Instruction from full-time faculty

  • Mentoring and coaching from current undergraduate engineering students

  • Access to state-of-the-art research areas

  • Access to our Engineering Learning Center and use of the center’s associated software

  • The opportunity to participate in the Young Engineering Science Scholars (YESS) program

Fee: $600 to attend the program. This covers housing, meals, project materials and supply costs.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2016

To submit payment, please click here.

If you have any questions not answered above, please contact us at engrexplore@engr.uconn.edu

Velda Alfred-Abney

Program Assistant – Engineering Diversity & Outreach Center
Phone: 860-486-5536