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    University of Wisconsin-Madison Pre-College Summer: STEM


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential, Online
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: One Week, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Engineering
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: Free
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    The Engineering Summer Program (ESP) is a free, 3-week residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in engineering. Participants will experience living on UW-Madison’s campus while getting a sense of what it means to be a Badger Engineer. Beyond the core curriculum of math, physics, chemistry and engineering design, students will participate in hands-on workshops, visit industry sites, go on field trips, and receive mentoring from faculty. 

    Or virtually:

    The Virtual Engineering Summer Program (ESP) is a free, one-week online program for students who will be high school freshmen or sophomores in the upcoming school year. Virtual ESP programming will explore the various engineering majors within the College of Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Participants will experience the engineering design process firsthand through design kits mailed out to them. Other structured programming such as college preparatory workshops, and undergraduate mentoring will help students gain a better understanding of the field of engineering and its applications.

    ESP is a dynamic academic enrichment summer program designed to introduce engineering concepts to and encourage high achieving students historically underrepresented in engineering (e.g. first generation, low-income, students from diverse communities, LGTBQ+, and women) to explore engineering. Both programs are highly selective program and acceptance is not made on any single metric – applicants are reviewed holistically.