UIC opens registration for MIE Engineering Summer Camp

By David Staudacher

Registration is open for UIC’s annual MIE Engineering Summer Camp, which provides a unique opportunity for Chicago-area high school and middle school students to explore what they can achieve in life through engineering.

Hosted by the mechanical and industrial engineering department, the camp provides the participating students a variety of hands-on learning experiences through design projects that are intended to improve the environment and quality of life. The camp will span many engineering disciplines, including mechanical, aerospace, civil, computer, electrical and industrial.

“We are providing this opportunity for kids who are inquisitive and curious about the world around them, want to try new things, meet new people, and use their heads and hands to solve problems,” said Yeow Siow, clinical assistant professor in mechanical and industrial engineering. “The summer camp will allow them to discover the creative aspects of engineering, while experiencing life as a student on a college campus in the heart of Chicago.”

The nonresidential camp will be organized in three tracks targeted for students in different age groups. In each track, students of similar age will explore and engage in fun projects covering applications of topics such as robotics, automation, coding, energy engineering and much more. The three tracks will be offered from Monday to Friday in July.

A limited number of need-based fee waivers are available. The deadline to register is June 30; each track is limited to 40 students.

To register or learn more about the UIC Engineering Summer Camp, visit http://mie.uic.edu/summercamp.


Track 1: Rising juniors & seniors, July 9-13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Track 2: Age 13+, July 16-20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Track 3A: Age 10+, July 23-27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Track 3B: Age 10+, July 30-Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For information, please contact Professor Yeow Siow at yeowsiow@uic.edu.

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