Southern University Engineering Camp
Sponsor: Southern University College of Science and Engineering
Dates: June 3 - 28th
Who: Grades 7 - 10
The Engineering Summer Institute (ESI) at Southern University seeks to expose students to career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through its four-week summer program. ESI is a longstanding summer program designed to create an awareness of opportunities which exist in engineering science – particularly civil, electrical and mechanical engineering - and to stimulate an interest more generally in STEM. The goal of ESI is to broaden the access of students to STEM careers by exposing the participants to available options in an environment that facilitates intellectual exchange, academic enrichment, and fosters the learning, sharing, and growing processes.
The institute consists of two programs: academic and enhancement. The academic program introduces participants to engineering issues. The curriculum includes problem-based learning projects, use of critical thinking skills, and hands-on projects. The enhancement program covers time management, study habits, test-taking skills, oral and written communication skills, and computer skills. Weekly fieldtrips are taken to enforce what is learned in the classroom. The participants will be engaged in a four-week intensive STEM program.