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.

Registration will open the week of March 1st for 2021 programs! Keep an eye on our page or sign-up for our email list for additional sign-up details and information.

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Get more information below on all the camps!

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

This year we are offering 4 themed bundles that students can choose from, as well as the option to sign up for the entire summer. Programs will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with some optional programming taking place on select Tuesdays/Thursdays throughout the summer. Each day will be dedicated to a specific UA engineering major; themes are organized around the Grand Challenges for engineering.

Engineering Our Earth (and Beyond): June 23rd-30th

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

Engineering Our Technology: July 7th-July 14th

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

Engineering Our Health: July 16th-July 21st

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

Engineering Our Society: July 16th-July 21st

  • 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.

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

Can't Attend SEA 2021

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Major-Focused Programs


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