Summer Camp Registration for 11th - 12th Grade Students

Summer Camp for 11th and 12th Grade Students:

The application process for this camp will open Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 9 a.m. CST and will close Friday, April 8 at 5 p.m. CST.

This camp is designed for rising juniors and seniors in high school to explore the four main disciplines of engineering offered at the Lyle School of Engineering: electrical, mechanical, computer science, and civil and environmental engineering. There are two sessions of this camp, one session for 20 females and one session for 20 males. Camp is five days and four nights in residence halls on SMU’s main campus. The first two days are spent “skill building." Skill building allows students to learn basic theories and fundamentals of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer programming.  After all students have completed the rotation, they are split into three to four groups to work on a design challenge, where they design and build a prototype that seeks to solve a real-world problem using their newly acquired knowledge. On the final day, the students present their projects to an audience of parents, friends, and Lyle faculty and staff.

The students spend the majority of their time in the Deason Innovation Gym, the Lyle School’s makers’ space that is a combination of a design studio, a machine shop, and a garage. The 1,200 square feet of space houses 3D printers, a laser cuter, vinyl cuter, power tools, and white boards. The Deason Innovation Gym is dedicated to turning ideas into reality and hosts extracurricular projects, in addition to the Immersion Design Experience (IDE) program, which the 11th and 12th grade SMU Lyle Engineering Summer Camp is designed after. The students take an SMU campus tour, as well as a tour of the Lyle School of Engineering labs.

Tuition: Includes supplies, room and board for five days and four nights. The session begins Monday at 8:30 a.m. and concludes with a parent presentation from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Application: The camp will be open to all female and male students who will be entering the 11th and 12th grades in Fall 2016. Student participants must have also completed or plan to complete Algebra II in 11th grade, in addition to completing at least one science lab-based course prior to the beginning of camp. The application is an online form, statement of interest, and letter of recommendation. All components must be submitted by deadline in order to be considered.

Session 1: 11th and 12th Girls June (five days and four nights)

Session 2: 11th and 12th Boys June (five days and four nights)

If you have questions or would like more information, email lylesummerprograms@smu.edu or call 214-768-2070.