High School Student Engineering Programs

Applications/Registrations Open March 2, 2020


Advanced Engineering 

Rising 9th & 10th Grade Students,         

2020 Dates TBA,        

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

This camp is designed for students who have had an introduction to engineering and wish to further their knowledge and experience. General topics in electrical, mechanical, civil, environmental and computer science will be taught through hands-on activities and projects. This camp will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday and includes the following:

  • Curriculum and projects designed by Lyle faculty

  • All project materials provided

  • SMU Lyle Engineering students as class support and mentors

  • Lunches and snacks

  • Official camp bag, t-shirt and water bottle

Cost: TBA



Engineering Design Experience 

Rising 11th & 12th Grade Students,

Females 2020 Dates TBA,   

Males 2020 Dates TBA, 


The residential camp is designed for rising juniors and seniors in high school to explore the four main disciplines of engineering offered at the Lyle School: electrical, mechanical, civil and environmental engineering, as well as computer science learning the skills and tools that are part of a career in engineering. Campers will spend much of their time in the Deason Innovation Gym, 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 would also have the benefit of experiencing several aspects of college life, including top-level educational facilities, dorms, and independent living. SMU Lyle undergraduate students would serve as camp counselors and mentors and stay in the dorms with the campers. A separate camp will be offered for females (date TBA) and males (date TBA). 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 Assistant Dean 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.




Questions? Call us at 214-768-2070 or send us an email to LyleSummerPrograms@lyle.smu.edu.