6th, 7th, 8th Grade Summer Engineering Workshops

The Impact of Summer Engineering Workshops

Developed in 1976, MEP Summer Engineering Workshops were designed to invite 6-8th grade students to Purdue University for a full week of discovery, engagement, and learning about college and careers in engineering. Student Participants are expected to:

  • Tours of engineering process
  • Engineering design process
  • Academic success strategies
  • Engineering careers and impact
  • Math abilities are assessed using an online tutorial system
  • Social Activities help students make friends from all over the country
  • Administration fee ($900.00) covers: lodging,meals, and all events of the program. It does not cover travel to and from the university.
  • Campus life
  • College preparation
  • Life skills
Student Testimonial, Santiago Ibarra Rico, Senior, Aeronautical Engineering, Hometown: Bogotá, Colombia
Student Testimonial, Ti' Air Riggins, 2nd Year PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering, Hometown: Akron, Ohio

Applications will open January 31, 2020

What are the 2020 program dates?

July 19 - July 24, 2020

What do you do in the SEWs?

SEW (6th/7th/8th):

  • Students get exposure to engineering careers and the impact engineers have on the world
  • Engineering projects introduce students to different engineering disciplines and engineering design
  • Math abilities are assessed using an online tutorial system
  • Social activities help students make friends from all over the country

What is the deadline for application?

March 30, 2020

When will we be notified about the decision?

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Once all elements are in (transcript, recommendation, application) a decision will be made and parents will be notified.

How is the cost to attend the 6th/7th/8th Grade Summer Engineering Workshops?

The administrative fee to attend the Summer Engineering Workshops is $900.

How can I pay for the Summer Engineering Workshops?

Once you have received acceptance into an SEW you will be given a link to pay.

Are scholarships available?

Yes. A scholarship application is part of the overall SEW application for the program.

Does this program offer college credit?

No college credit is given for the program

My child is not a minority. Can he/she participate?

Our programs are open to all students and we welcome all students. The programs are focused to increase interest and representation of underrepresented minorities in engineering.

What grades are accepted into the Summer Engineering Workshops?

SEW 6/7/8 is for students completing the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

PREFACE is for students completing the 9th and 10th grades.

MITE is for students completing the 11th grade.

Do the students stay on campus?

Yes. Students stay in university dorms with randomly assigned roommates and chaperones from the same gender and eat at campus dining halls.

What does the registration fee cover?

Lodging, meals, and all events that are part of the program. It does not cover travel to and from the university

My child is flying in, how does he/she get to Purdue?

If flying into Indianapolis: Two shuttle services available (Star of America and Lafayette Limo)

If flying into Chicago: Express air coach (expressaircoach.com)

Select PMU as your final destination. Contact our office prior to the workshops and we will arrange a pick up from the PMU at the designated shuttle arrival time.

My child would need to leave the program early. Can he/she still participate?

SEW 6/7/8 and PREFACE require participation in all five days.

MITE and ABC requests will be handled on a case by case basis.

My child would need to arrive early to campus. How do we make accommodations?

Yes. Early accommodations have to be made by the parents through hotel or other means, inform MEP staff of any early arrivals.

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