Engineering Design Experience

For rising 11th & 12th grade students, Residential

The residential camp is designed for rising juniors and seniors in high school to explore the five main disciplines of engineering offered at the Lyle School: civil and environmental (CEE), computer science (CS), electrical and computer (ECE), engineering management, information and systems (EMIS) and mechanical engineering (ME).

Campers will spend much of their time in the Deason Innovation Gym (DIG), the Lyle School’s maker space that is a combination of a design studio, a machine shop, and a garage focusing on group and individual projects. The 1,200 square foot Gym houses 3D-printers, a laser cutter, vinyl cutter, power tools, and white boards, all the equipment needed to further interest in an engineering career.

While on campus, campers also have the benefit of experiencing several aspects of college life, including top-level educational facilities, dorms, and independent living. SMU Lyle undergraduate students and alumni of our partner schools serve as camp counselors, mentors and stay in the dorms with the campers. A separate camp will be offered for young women (June 22-26, 2020) and young men (July 20-24, 2020). The 5-day residential camp will include the following:

  • Room and all meals provided with breakfast in SMU Dining Hall
  • Skill-building workshops to teach engineering concepts
  • A real-world challenge to prototype
  • Effective presentation-skills workshops
  • Full-campus tour and Lyle Engineering School Lab tour
  • A meeting with the Director of Recruiting and Retention for the Lyle School, who will discuss the college application process.
  • The opportunity to present their project on the final day to their families and friends, and staff and faculty of the Lyle School.

Cost: TBA