June 19-July 8, 2016 or July 17-August 5, 2016
current 10th-11th graders
Engineering is one of the fastest growing career fields in the world. Discover the exciting and diverse fields of engineering and learn how to apply scientific, economic, and social knowledge to solve problems, create new systems, or design a structure. We offer the Pre-Engineering Institute in both June and July.
In the mornings, you will explore St. Louis through the eyes of an engineer. Visit the iconic St. Louis Arch, discover space travel at Boeing, visit a local biomedical engineering firm, and learn about biotechnology at Monsanto. You will even consider the physics of rollercoasters at Six Flags!
Your instructors will also lead lectures, small-group discussions, and other hands-on activities that give you an introduction to the various fields of engineering. This broad classroom experience is designed to prepare you for what it will be like to major in engineering, and answer questions such as "What field of engineering do I want to study?" and "What career opportunities are there in engineering?"
You will spend your afternoons in the School of Engineering Teaching Lab participating in a variety of labs focused on electrical, computer, biomedical, and systems engineering. You will design your own Arduino project that will be 3-D printed.
In groups of three, you will research a topic of your choice that is relevant to the current engineering community and present this topic in a "science fair" style format to WUSTL faculty and staff.
Program fees vary by institute and include all academic and residential expenses. Scholarship assistance is available. See 2016 Institute Program Fees for more information.
To be eligible for our Pre-Engineering Institutes you should:
- Be a rising junior or senior in high school during the 2016 summer.
- Have an academic average of B+ or better.
- Submit a teacher recommendation.
- As an international student, provide documentation of your ability to complete coursework in English.
How to Apply
Applications are now available. See Summer Institutes Application to apply today. We have limited enrollment for our institutes. We have rolling admission and qualified students are admitted until spaces are filled. Consider applying early! Your online application and supplemental materials must be received in our office no later than April 1, 2016. Be aware that our programs usually fill before the deadline.
Information for Admitted Students
Congratulations on your admission to a High School Summer Institute! Learn about the next steps in the registration process!