Registration is CLOSED for MIE Engineering
Summer Camp 2018

High school students participating in the MIE summer camp

Registration is CLOSED for UIC’s annual MIE Engineering Summer Camp, which provides a unique opportunity for Chicago-area high school and middle school students to explore what they can achieve in life through engineering.

Hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago, 842 W. Taylor St., Chicago, the camp provides a variety of hands-on learning experiences where they can participate in design projects that are intended to improve the environment and quality of life. The camp will span many engineering principles such as mechanical, aerospace, civil, computer, electrical, and industrial, to name a few.   



“We are providing this opportunity for kids who are inquisitive and curious about the world around them, want to try new things, meet new people, and use their heads and hands to solve problems,” said Yeow Siow, a Clinical Assistant Professor in MIE. “The summer camp will allow them to discover the creative aspects of engineering, while experiencing life as a student on a college campus in the heart of Chicago.”

The non-residential camp is made up of several tracks, each of which is designed for students of similar age. In each track, students will explore and engage in fun projects about everyday yet important topics such as robotics, automation, coding, energy engineering, and much more

The camp is broken down into three sessions and each session is held from Monday to Friday. Track 1 is for rising high school juniors and seniors, and runs July 9-13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Track 2 is for age 13+, and runs July 16-20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Track 3 is for ages 10-12, and, due to high demand, we are offering two options for this age group. Track 3A is July 23-27, and Track 3B is July 30-Aug. 3. Both tracks run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost for the camp varies based on the track selected. Please see the registration page for pricing.

The department is offering an optional “After Camp” service, from 3 to 6 p.m. for Tracks 2 and 3. Chaperones stay with the kids on campus until parents come pick their child up. A limited number of need-based fee waivers are available. The deadline to register is June 30 or until we reach capacity, which is limited to 40 students for each track.

The UIC Engineering Summer Camps are all full. Registration is closed.  

Track 1: Rising juniors & seniors, July 9-13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Track 2: Age 13+, July 16-20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Track 3A: Age 10+, July 23-27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Track 3B: Age 10+, July 30-Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Track 1 
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Project & design challenge #1
12:30-1:30.p.m.: Lunch
1:30-5 p.m.: Project & design challenge #2

Tracks 2 & 3
8:30-9 a.m.: Drop-off (842 W Taylor St); kids received by chaperones
9 a.m.-noon: Project & design challenge #1
Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch
1-3 p.m.: Project & design challenge #2
3 p.m.: Pickup (842 W Taylor St)
(Optional) 3-6 p.m.: After-camp care

For information, please contact Professor Yeow Siow at