Lyle Engineering Camp at SMU

The Lyle School of Engineering at SMU offers summer camp programs for students in 7th through 12th grades.  Camps provide a creative environment for students to learn and apply their knowledge.

Summer Camp for 11th & 12th Grade Students:

The application process for this camp opened Monday, March 2, 2015 at 9 a.m. CST.  The deadline to submit an application is Friday, April 17th at 5 p.m. CST. 

This residential camp is designed to give students who are interested in pursuing higher education and careers in STEM fields an opportunity to live on campus in residence halls; be mentored by representatives from the SMU Lyle faculty, students and staff; and participate in panel and group discussions while working on a real world, hands-on design project in SMU's Deason Innovation Gym.

Cost: $975 (includes room and all meals)

Application: The camp will be open to all female and male students who will be entering the 11th and 12th grades in Fall 2015. 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.

Session 1: 11th/12th Girls June 15th - June 19th (5 days and 4 nights)

Session 2: 11th/12th Boys June 22nd - June 26th (5 days and 4 nights)

Apply to 11th & 12th grade Lyle Engineering Summer Camp

Summer Camp for 7th through 10th Grade Students:

The registration process for this camp opened Monday, March 2, 2015 at 9 a.m.  The registration process will remain open until Friday, May 1st at 5 p.m. CST or until spots are filled. 

This day program is designed for girls and boys entering 7th through 10th grades in Fall 2015.  Students will explore disciplines of engineering offered at the Lyle School of Engineering: electrical, mechanical, civil and environmental engineering through hands-on, interactive projects. 

This camp is for students who have an interest in engineering, but not an expertise.  By the end of camp, the students will have a solid foundation on which to build upon and encourage them to engage more actively in their math and science classes upon their return to school. 

Eligibility: Camp is open to all girls and boys who will be entering the 7th, 8th, 9th, or 10th grades in Fall 2015.

 *Please note that the same material will be presented at both sessions per grade level. 

Cost: $200 (includes lunch and snacks)

9th & 10th Graders

Session 1: July 6th - 7th (2 day co-ed camp)  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Session 2:  July 9th - 10th (2 day co-ed camp) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The registration for Lyle Engineering Summer Camp at SMU for rising 9th & 10th grade students is now full and we are no longer accepting requests for the waiting list. Thank you. 

7th & 8th Graders

Session 1: July 13th - 14th (2 day co-ed camp) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Session 2:  July 16th - 17th (2 day co-ed camp) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The registration for Lyle Engineering Summer Camp at SMU for rising 7th & 8th grade students is now full.  If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please email lylesummerprograms@smu.edu and indicate which session you are interested in. Thank you. 

The Lyle School of Engineering also hosts a Crime Scene Investigation Summer Camp for rising 6th and 7th grade students.  Learn more here

Questions? Email us at lylesummerprograms@smu.edu or call us at 214-768-2070.