College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering
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Exploring Careers in Engineering and Physical Science

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Join in a summer workshop that offers a hands-on introduction to engineering, science, and mathematics opportunities right in your back yard. Start your personal journey of career discovery this summer at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

These week-long sessions sponsored by the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering are for high school students entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. Students attend the camp from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. each day.

Click here to download more information and the 2014 application.

Opportunity to learn from the experts

During your week on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus, you will participate in many activities led by University scientists and engineers including:

  • Demonstrations
  • Lectures
  • Tours
  • Lab experiences

Engineering, science, and mathematics will come alive as viable careers.

Experience campus life

Wondering which careers in science, engineering, technology, or mathematics will allow you to explore your passions, and assure you of an exciting job almost anywhere in the world? How can you learn more about the exciting possibilities? Start your personal journey of career discovery this summer at the University of Minnesota.

The University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering invites you to be one of an enthusiastic and culturally diverse group of high school students engaged in a week of day-long workshops led by University scientists and engineers.

During your week on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus, you will participate in demonstrations, lectures, tours, and lab experiences that will make engineering, science, and mathematics come alive as viable careers. Campus tours with science and engineering students, panel discussions, and informal lunches with career advisors and faculty, and presentations by staff will help you to experience campus life, learn more about academic programs, and explore potential careers.

Exploring careers in engineering, physical sciences, and mathematics
High school students entering grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in fall 2014 who have an interest in engineering, physical sciences, and mathematics are eligible to apply to this program. Complete and return the application form, along with your personal essay, written recommendation from a STEM teacher or counselor, and an high school transcript.

2014 Session Dates

Grades 9 and 10 (7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., St. Paul campus)

  • Young women only: June 23–27 and July 7–11 (Must register for "Engineering and Science for Girls" online at recwell.umn.edu/youth)
  • Co-ed: June 23–27 and July 7–11

Grades 11 and 12 (9 a.m.–4 p.m., Minneapolis campus)

  • Mathematical Biology, Young women only: June 9–13
  • Co-ed: June 16–20
  • Co-ed: July 14–18
  • Young women only: July 21–25
  • Co-ed: July 28–Aug. 1

Read more about a special week focusing on Mathematical Biology (June 9-13, young women only)

Mathematical models are often used to help understand and predict biological processes. In this program, we will introduce students to the role of mathematical modeling in the study of biology and the treatment of disease. Topics may include: designing radiation schedules in cancer treatment using mathematical models, predicting the spread of infectious diseases through a network of relationships, modeling the human metabolism and calculating energy expenditure during exercise, and predicting the dynamics of wolves and moose populations on Isle Royale.