Lehigh University's Summer Engineering Institute (SEI) is a FREE 4-week summer residential program for current 10th or 11th grade students who live in DE, MD, NJ, NY, OH, PA, or VA. SEI exposes students to topics like bioengineering, nanotechnology, civil and environmental sustainability, robotics, and 3D printing.
Lehigh University’s Summer Engineering Institute (SEI) is a four-week summer residential program of intensive classroom study and research for exceptionally talented, rising high school juniors and seniors. Hosted by Lehigh’s P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, SEI provides enrichment experiences in the fields of engineering and technology. Requirements A major goal of the program is to encourage young talent to pursue careers in these areas and other STEM disciplines, thereby fostering global competitiveness in engineering and technology and other STEM disciplines. The core of the program is a cooperative living and learning environment, in which participants are encouraged to work in teams, to solve complex problems, both in the classroom and in the laboratory, using the sophisticated technology and facilities available at Lehigh University. To keep pace with the rapid changes in professional technologic inquiry, SEI Grand Challenges may change from year to year. The courses and research opportunities listed below provide a general picture of the experiences students can expect. Core Courses (taken by all students in the program) will be based on the following Grand Challenges for Engineering and focus on the following themes: Energy Health Care / Bioengineering Cybersecurity Transportation / Infrastructure Environment / Sustainability Advanced Manufacturing Personal Electronics 3D Printing Nanotechnology Military Technology These core courses will also cover fundamentals from each of Lehigh’s seven engineering departments including: Industrial and Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science and Engineering. SEI faculty are recruited mostly from Lehigh University, but may include educational leaders from other institutions.
Cost and Session Information
The SEI Scholarship covers tuition, room, board, instructional materials and program activities for all participants. Families are responsible for transportation to and from the program, pocket money, $50.00 refundable fee charged to all participants for residential purposes that is refunded if all conditions are met, and for damages not covered by the deposit. Although tuition will not be charged for the 2016 program, there will be a $500.00 refundable fee charged to all participants of the program. The fee will be refunded upon the participant’s successful completion of the program. In the event of a participant’s non-completion of the program, a refund will be determined at the discretion of the Dean of the College of Engineering. Students must remain in residence for the full program, including weekends. They must arrive promptly for all classes and activities. There is some unscheduled time nearly every day for personal use, but SEI cannot provide special facilities or alter schedules for formal athletic training, intensive music study or other commitments unrelated to the program.