Summer engineering workshop for students entering grades 11 and 12

Students in the 2013 Summer Engineering Workshop get their hands dirty in the machine shop.
Students in the 2013 Summer Engineering Workshop get their hands dirty in the machine shop.

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 7–July 18, 2014

  • Residential Program: Arrive Monday, July 7th with activities starting in the afternoon.
  • Day Program: This is primarily a residential program but a few students will be admitted as day students. The day program will be held from 9am to 4pm, Monday–Friday.
Students work on wind turbines.
Students work on wind turbines.

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.

Limited financial aid is available up to 50% of the cost of the workshop. Apply now for financial aid (PDF).

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

Apply: The workshop is full but if you would like to be placed on the waitlist you may contact Karen Thurston (

Learn More: See the overview to find out more about the workshop, and view the schedule from last year along with feedback from last year's workshop.

Questions? Contact us