Design a Summer to Remember!

For more than 30 years, the Arizona Summer Engineering Academy (SEA) has offered summer outreach programs for rising 10th through 12th graders, as well as graduated seniors*, who want to learn more about engineering – and get a taste of life as a Wildcat! SEA attendees:

  • Work with professors, graduate students and undergraduate student on design projects and hands-on activities
  • Meet mentors and learn about engineering degreesresearch and careers
  • Explore the UA campus, facilities and community
  • Learn about pursuing engineering majors in college, while making meaningful connections with peers who share similar interests and passions

*virtual participants (when offered) must have a physical mailing address within the United States (no P.O. Boxes)

Camp Dates & Themes

In-Person Day Camps 2023

This year day camps will be three-day long camps. We will not be offering single-day camp options. We will not be offering overnight accommodations for these camps, but you are welcome to plan a trip to Tucson with your family and visit local attractions while your child attends SEA.

Registration for this summer is OPEN!

If the bundle you are interested in is full, please email to be added to the waitlist. Please format your email as follows:

    • Subject: SEA 2023 (followed by the name of the bundle or Day at SEA you wish to attend)
    • In the body, please include: First and last name, grade you will be in the next academic year, best phone number to be reached at
    • If a spot opens up for you, you will receive an email to inquire about your continued interest.
    • You will have approximately 24 hours to respond to the email before the spot is offered to the next person on the wait list.

Week 1: June 20-22 (SOLD OUT)
Featuring electrical & computer engineering, and optical sciences & engineering

Week 2: June 27-29 (SOLD OUT)
Featuring environmental engineering, biosystems engineering, and aerospace & mechanical engineering

Week 3: July 11-13 (SOLD OUT)
Featuring mining & geological engineering, software engineering, civil engineering, and systems & industrial engineering

Week 4: July 18-20 (SOLD OUT)
Featuring architectural engineering, mining engineering, chemical engineering, and engineering challenges

Virtual Camp

To participate in virtual camp, participants will need a physical address (not a P.O. Box) in the United States for the delivery of the camp kit. The kits will be shipped approximately 2-3 weeks before camp date.

Virtual camp dates: July 25-27
Featuring electrical & computer engineering, optical sciences & engineering, environmental engineering, mining engineering, and chemical engineering

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Summer Engineering Academy

Summer Camp Employment for Current Students

Summer Engineering Academy 2022  employed approximately 6 current undergraduate students from engineering-related majors to work as part-time virtual & in-person Counseling and Administrative staff.  We are always 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. To inquire about future opportunities, reach out to

SEA Interdisciplinary Program


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 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


  1. Do I need any engineering background to attend camp?
    No, you do not need any engineering background for these camps! The programs are open to everyone within the age range listed and interested in learning about engineering. We welcome students from all schooling backgrounds, including homeschooled students. However, our camps are best-suited for a certain type of individual. Students who do well in our camp enjoy science, technology, and engineering and/or mathematics courses or extracurricular activities.

  2. What is the registration process?
    Registration will open sometime in the spring. Sign up for updates and to be the first to know when registration is available.

  3. Can I receive a refund?**

    Yes, refunds are available within a certain time if cancellation occurs: Full-refund requests must be made within 7-days of your registered session. Half-refund requests must be made within 72 hours of your registered session. Any refund request made after these two deadlines will not be honored.

  4. Are scholarships available?
    Need based scholarships are available. You will have the opportunity to indicate your desire to apply for a need based scholarship upon registration. 

    By registering and paying the registration fee up front, you secure your place in SEA; however, this does not guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship. 
    If you are having trouble paying the registration fee up front, contact the SEA Team at

  5. What is the time commitment?

    In-person and virtual camps run 9:00am – 4:00pm. We ask that parents/students check-in no later than 8:50am and check-out no later than 4:30pm for in-person programming. Lunch cards will be provided to students along with a 45-minute lunch period during the middle of the day.

  6. What is included in the fee for the camp?

    Both in-person and virtual camps cost $240 for a 3-day week. Individual day registration is not available. The fee covers the cost of hosting the event for your student as well as covering our undergraduate student staff. The registration fee also covers the cost of all program experiences, including hands-on activity kits,  shipping (virtual programs), supplies needed throughout the week, instruction and supervision by camp staff and UA faculty/graduate students, and some awesome SEA swag! This swag includes participant T-shirt, drawstring bag, notebook and a reusable water bottle.