Summer camps

Youth are invited to engage and build capacity through immersive, on-campus explorations of science, engineering, technology, or mathematics.

Discover STEM

  • During this one week interactive summer program, participants will network with peers while learning about current topics in research and academic programs, and will explore potential careers through virtual presentations, laboratory tours, science and technology demonstrations, and question and answer sessions.  
  • Students entering grades 11 and 12 in the upcoming fall are eligible to apply.
  • Organizer: College of Science and Engineering Student Services
  • Visit the Discover STEM web page.

Girls Inc. Eureka!

  • Eureka! is a five-year summer and school year program for girls focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Eureka! builds sisterhood with girls from all over the Twin Cities, exploring their career interests and dreams while supporting them through high school graduation and preparing them for the next step in their post-secondary education.
  • Students entering grades 8 and 9 in the upcoming fall who identify as girls are eligible to apply.
  • Organizer: College of Science and Engineering Students Services in partnership with Girls Inc. at YWCA of Minneapolis
  • Visit the Eureka! website or send an email to

IMA-MathCEP Math Modeling Camp

  • This week-long summer camp will offer high school students the chance to use their mathematical skills to analyze real-world situations. Under the supervision of educators and University faculty, participants will work collaboratively on open-ended modeling problems, develop practical solutions, and present results to their peers.
  • High school students who have completed a year-long course in single variable calculus by the end of the current school year.
  • Organizer: Institute for Mathematics and its Applications and School of Mathematics Center for Educational Programs
  • Visit the MathCEP enrichment website.

National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI)

  • This free two-week summer day camp at the University of Minnesota will introduce youth to the many aspects of the transportation field through field trips around the Twin Cities, participating in hands-on lab activities, and learning from experts about what it’s like to work in transportation.
  • Students entering grades 7-9 in the upcoming fall
  • Organizer: Center for Transportation Studies
  • Visit the NSTI website.

CAV Career Pathways Camp 

  • The CAV Career Pathways Camp is a one-week day camp for high school students interested in vehicles and the latest technology. Students learn about connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technology and explore career opportunities in a cutting-edge industry that will help shape the future of transportation. 
  • Students entering grades 10-12 in fall
  • Organizer: Center for Transportation Studies 
  • Visit the CAV Camp website.

Machine Learning Summer Camp

Technology Day Camp

  • This three-day summer camp explores the wonders of technology, robotics, and college in general; free diversity and outreach program
  • Grades 6-8
  • Organizer: Minnesota Robotics Institute
  • Visit the Technology Day Camp website.

Summer Computer Academy

  • This week-long day camp teaches the foundations of computer programming using Python. Participants will work in a computer lab to develop programs for small robots, image processing, and other applications. In addition, there are a variety of career planning and discovery activities.
  • Female students grades 6–12, with or without previous programming experience.
  • Visit the Summer Computer Academy website.