Design a Summer to Remember!

The UA College of Engineering has hosted the Summer Engineering Academy (SEA) for more than 30 years. SEA offers (virtual in 2021!) summer 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 through mailed activity kits.
  • Meet mentors, and learn about engineering degrees, careers and research.
  • Learn safely from their homes about engineering while interacting with University of Arizona faculty, staff and students - while making lifelong friends.

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Summer Engineering Academy

SEA in the News

SEA News

See Arizona Daily Star 
article about 2019 high school students designing their futures.

Who can attend, and how can I attend?

Students who have completed 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade (graduated seniors) can attend the virtual camps this summer.

In order to attend, you will need internet access and a laptop/computer with camera and microphone capability. The camp will be hosted through the program Zoom which is free for students and families to download and utilize. Activity kits and supplies will be sent to participants prior to the start of their “bundle.”

Explore Engineering through our Bundles

Summer Engineering Academy 2021 offers four unique themed virtual bundles. Programs take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with some optional programming on select Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. Each day is dedicated to a specific UA Engineering major, and themes are organized around the Grand Challenges for Engineering. Sign up today to reserve your spot!

Please note: Programs are first-come, first-served. Each themed program, as well as the all-summer bundle, has now been filled. To inquire about the waitlist, please send your information (along with the camp of interest) to

Engineering Our Earth (and Beyond): June 23–30 (SOLD OUT)
(June 23, 25, 28 and 30) | $275

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

Engineering Our Technology: July 7–14 (SOLD OUT)
(July 7, 9, 12 and 14) | $275

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Optical Sciences and Engineering
  • Materials Sciences and Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering

Engineering Our Health: July 16–21 (SOLD OUT)
(July 16, 19 and 21) | $250

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

Engineering Our Society: July 23–30 (SOLD OUT)
(July 23, 26, 28 and 30) | $275

  • Civil Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
SEA Interdisciplinary Program

Summer Camp Employment for Current Students

Summer Engineering Academy 2021 will employ approximately 5 current undergraduate students from engineering-related majors to work as part-time virtual Counseling and Administrative staff.  We are looking for current students who are interested in gaining leadership skills, working to inspire youth in STEM, and serving their community. Previous experience working with youth is a plus, but not required. Applications will be available soon. Interested in learning more? Contact


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 and inspiring the next generation of engineers.

A special thanks to our 2021 sponsors:


For information on how you can support the Summer Engineering Academy, please contact the SEA staff at

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contact To learn more about the UA’s Summer Engineering Academy, call 520.621.6032 or email