Summer STEM Opportunities

The 3rd pillar of the Catalyzing Inclusive STEM Experience All Year Round (CISTEME365) project is to provide connections and scholarships to middle and high school students from participating IDEA Team schools and STEM Clubs to attend existing STEM summer camps at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Watch the recorded Summer 2022 STEM Opportunities webinar to learn more about these programs.

NOTE: Students applying through a CISTEME365 school must notify their school’s STEM Club instructors of the summer program(s) that they are applying for.

CISTEME365 Summer STEM Program Eligibility

This scholarship is available to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • The applicant regularly attended a CISTEME365 participating STEM club.
  • The student is enrolled in a CISTEME365 school and is a member of a group that is under-represented in the field of their chosen camp, such as women or gender non-binary individuals; students with a disability; students from underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities.
  • The student is enrolled in a CISTEME365 school and would be the first among their immediate family members to earn a degree from a 4yr college or university.
  • The student is enrolled in a CISTEME365 school can demonstrate financial need based on household income and the number of members in the household.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for attendance at the applicable summer camps in the year same year they are applying for the scholarship.

WYSE Summer 2022 Options

Summer Camp applications for 2022 are closed

*Find out more about EAGER and IDEA camp tracks on the Summer Camps Frequently Asked Questions page. All are welcome to apply.

Survey of Engineering Sessions

Wanting to learn more about the different types of engineering available for study or future careers? Sample 10+ Engineering majors or fields by attending any one of these Survey of Engineering camp sessions.

Camp Name
(Click the title to view details)
DatesCamp TypeFor students entering this grade in Fall 2022
What It Takes: Exploring Engineering6/26 - 7/15Online10 - 12
Discover Engineering7/17 - 7/23Residential9 - 10
Exploring Your Options7/10 - 7/16Residential11- 12

3-D (Deeper Dive into a Discipline) Sessions

Take a Deeper Dive into a Discipline (3-D) of Engineering with a full week of focused exploration.

Camp Name
(Click the title to view details)
DatesCamp TypeFor students entering this grade in Fall 2022
Aerospace Engineering [*EAGER]7/10 - 7/16Residential10 - 12
Illinois Aerospace Institute Session I6/19 - 6/25Residential9 - 12
Illinois Aerospace Institute Session II7/17 - 7/23Residential9 - 12
Illinois Aerospace Institute Remote7/24 - 7/30Online9 - 12
Power of Bioengineering6/19 - 6/25Residential9 - 12
People Designing for People: Exploring Relationships
Between Human Centered Design & Engineering Session I
6/19 - 6/25Residential11 - 12
People Designing for People: Exploring Relationships
Between Human Centered Design & Engineering Session II
6/27 - 7/1Local Day camp11 - 12
Mid-GLAM–Materials Science & Engineering [*EAGER]6/20 - 6/24Local Day camp7 - 9
GEMS-Materials Science & Engineering [*EAGER]7/24 - 7/30Residential10 - 12
Cracking the Code: Computer Science Explorations [*IDEA] 6/19 - 6/25Residential10 - 12
Saving FACE (Food, Agriculture, Construction, & Environment) Around the World7/10 - 7/16Residential10 - 12
Exploring Mechanical Science & Engineering [*EAGER]7/17 - 7/23Residential10 - 12
RoboScape Cybersecurity [*IDEA]7/17 - 7/23Residential9 - 12
Exploring Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering7/24 - 7/30Residential11 - 12
CURIE: Catalyzing UR Interest in Chemical Engineering [*IDEA]7/24 - 7/30Residential10 - 12
Exploring the Internet of Things6/19-6/25Residential10-12
Tracks to the Future: Railroad Transportation and Engineering7/11-7/15Hybrid10-12
Civil & Environmental Engineering: Addressing Societal Challenges7/24 - 7/30Residential10 - 12

*Find out more about EAGER and IDEA camp tracks on the Summer Camps Frequently Asked Questions page. All are welcome to apply.

Summer Camp applications for 2022 are closed

More Summer 2022 STEM Opportunities:

(Not all of the opportunities below are hosted by Grainger Engineering and/or may have different applications and deadlines. See the individual webpages for full details.)

NOTE: Students applying through a CISTEME365 school must notify their school’s STEM Club instructors of the program(s) that they are applying for.

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