Design a Summer to Remember!

The UA College of Engineering has hosted the Summer Engineering Academy for more than 30 years. SEA offers weeklong, overnight camps for high school students, including graduated seniors, who want to learn more about engineering – and get a taste of life as a Wildcat! In 2019, we hosted more than 200 students from 14 states, 3 countries, and over 120 high schools. SEA attendees:

  • Work with UA professors and graduate students on design projects.
  • Get hands-on experience in 3-D CAD software, aerodynamics, electrical design and structural analysis, for example.
  • Meet mentors, and learn about engineering degreescareers and research.
  • Enjoy campus facilities such as the Student Recreation CenterFlandrau Science Center, and Steward Observatory Mirror Lab.
  • Live in a residence hall, dine at the Student Union, and make lifelong friends.

In the Explore Engineering camps, discover the UA’s 15 engineering majors and find out what it means to work in various fields. In the themed camps, delve into specific engineering majors and make connections between disciplines. Save the dates for summer 2020, and check back for more information on registration in the new year:

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2020 Explore Engineering Programs

2020 Themed Programs


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2020 Explore Engineering Programs

Explore Engineering Day Camp
July 13-15
Rising ninth- and 10th-graders (students who have completed eighth or ninth grade)

Explore Engineering
June 7-12
Rising 11th- and 12th-graders (students who have completed 10th or 11th grade)

SEA Interdisciplinary Program

2020 Themed Programs

Women in Engineering
June 14-19
Rising ninth- and 12th-graders, and graduated seniors

Engineering and Health
June 21-26
Rising 11th- and 12th-graders & graduated seniors (students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade)

Engineering and Technology
July 19-24
Rising 11th- and 12th-graders & graduated seniors (students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade)

Engineering and Living
July 26-31
Rising 11th- and 12th-graders & graduated seniors (students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade)

Major-Focused Programs


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Thanks to the generous support of SEA alumni, UA graduates, industry partners and friends of the College, we are pleased to offer scholarships to help offset the cost of registration. Scholarships are granted based on demonstrated financial need and student essay responses. Children of University of Arizona employees may qualify for a registration discount, superseding the SEA scholarship process.

The 2019 scholarship application is closed. Scholarships will be offered again in 2020.

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Donors have been integral to the growth of the Summer Engineering Academy. From scholarship support to curriculum development and supplies, every donation has a direct impact on making the program a success.

Thank You to 2019 Donors


For information on how you can support the Summer Engineering Academy, please contact Lori Huggins, SEA Director, at 520.626.9858 or

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