The Michigan Technological University Summer Youth Programs will introduce you to careers and allow you to develop new skills through laboratory, classroom, and field experiences. The program includes more than sixty one-week explorations, scheduled over multiple weeks in June, July, and August.
The Women in Engineering Program (WIE) is a chance for academically talented young women (grades 9 - 11) to explore nine fields of engineering through hands-on projects and classroom investigations. Explore real engineering labs, meet and interact with female leaders and role models, and take exciting trips throughout the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula - all while investigating career opportunities and meeting other talented students with similar interests.
This program is a week-long investigation of engineering careers in areas such as mechanical, computer, environmental, electrical, chemical, biomedical, civil, geological, materials, and related disciplines.
• Explore engineering by constructing a building strong enough to withstand an earthquake, creating your own message encryptor (share secrets only your friends can read), and more
• Get the inside scoop from female role models working in engineering fields.
• Work in teams to complete group projects.
• Learn about the college application process and tips for succeeding in univeristy engineering programs.
• Experience college life - stay in a residence hall, explore campus, and meet other young women with similar backgrounds and interests.
• Enjoy team competitions, a variety show, and tons of outdoor activities in Michigan's beautiful Keweenaw
Please note that the program schedule is intense, but it provides a unique chance to discover the unlimited opportunities that careers in engineering and related disciplines can offer.
Participants are selected on a competitive basis. It’s helpful to have a strong background in math and science and an interest in technological studies. Preference will be given to applicants entering 11 or 12th grade who have had two years of high school math. However, outstanding younger students and those without these prerequisites will be considered. The selection committee also reviews involvement in extracurricular activities and outside interests or responsibilities, short responses to questions, teacher recommendations, and school transcripts. Neatness, accuracy, and following directions will also be considered.