Summer engineering workshop for students entering grades 11 and 12

Are you curious about engineering? Interested in taking an interdisciplinary approach to engineering? Would you like to combine your interests in art and engineering? Or music and engineering? Or energy and engineering? Do you like building and making things? If you responded 'yes' to any of these questions, then the Design it! Build it! workshop might be for you!

Be creative! Design, analyze, and build engineering prototypes and gain some engineering skills along the way. Collaborate with Thayer faculty, staff, and students.

Dates: July 12–July 25, 2015

  • Residential Program: Arrive Sunday, July 12th with activities starting in the late afternoon.
  • Day Program: This is primarily a residential program but a few students will be admitted as day students. Students opting for the day program may participate in all scheduled activities but will not stay on campus and breakfast and dinner are not included. Day program students are invited to the late afternoon activities on Sunday, July 12th with most additional activities scheduled between 9am and 5pm.

Cost: The day program cost is $750, which includes all prototyping supplies, teaching assistant support, lunch, and snacks. The residential program costs an additional $1000 and includes overnight, supervised accommodations, all meals and snacks, plus extracurricular activities in the evenings and on the weekend.

Location: This workshop will take place at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. Get directions.

Apply: Applications for 2015 workshop are no longer being accepted and the wait list is full.

Questions? Contact us.

2014 Workshop

See an overview of the 2014 workshop:

See high school students talk about engineering during the 2014 workshop:

Students designed and built their own remotely controlled underwater vehicles as part of the workshop. Teaching assistant Elizabeth Treacy '15 talks about how the students "get creative with it":

Students designed and built their own longboards as part of the workshop. Teaching assistant and Design Fellow Chris Magoon ’13 Th’14 talks about the experience:

See photos from the 2014 workshop:

Summer Engineering Workshop

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