2019 Dates

Wednesday, June 19 Thursday, June 20

Age Group

Students entering grades 10-12

Fee: $ 200

Includes all activities, meals, and on-campus housing.

Registration is now closed.

Information for the next program available in early 2020.

About the Program

Engineering is a broad field, referring to everything from building bridges and designing skateboards to manufacturing high-tech equipment and building robots. It’s everywhere! This engaging two-day program highlights the various ways engineers and engineering influence daily life. Explore engineering concepts and careers such as robotics and electronics, plastics and polymer engineering, machining, welding, and more. All hands-on workshops take place in state-of-the-art labs and classrooms.

Engineering Workshops

Engineering Design

Learn how products are designed, created, simulated, and ultimately manufactured. Using our advanced labs, participants will become familiar with the engineering “tools of the trades.”


Delve into how your many handheld devices work. In addition to learning about circuitry and logic, participants will also investigate robotics, sensors, and other testing and measuring applications.

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Take a look at the basic concepts of industrial robots, Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machinery, and Mastercam Cadcam software. See hands-on demonstrations of product design, selecting cutting tools, creating toolpaths, and the CNC program used to produce the part on the CNC machine. Activities also include programming and operating industrial robots and fluid power systems.

Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology

Do you know how plastics and polymers differ from more traditional engineering materials? Learn this and more! Using industry equipment, participants will take raw plastic pellets and turn them into finished products while learning how to tackle common manufacturing problems along the way.

Welding Engineering Technology

Get hands on with welding basics. Learn how to work with various metals using differing processes. Experiment with the creative side of welding as you transform metal into artistic pieces through heat coloring.

Note: Optional overnight accommodations on Tuesday, June 18 are available for participants who register for both Information Technology and Engineering programs. Please call 570-327-4510 for pricing and more information.

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