Camps, Events, and Clubs

You can make friends and learn new things by participating in organizations and special programs that help you along the way to an engineering career at the same time. The following links will give you quick access to different organizations for students like you.


  • Berkeley Girls in Engineering Program

    The Berkeley Girls in Engineering program is a week-long, non-residential summer camp for San Francisco Bay Area girls currently in 5th, 6th, and 7th grades to explore different aspects of what it means to be an engineer in a fun, hands-on environment.

    Resource Added: September 26, 2016

  • Design Squad Global Clubs

    Design Squad is expanding its reach and going global! Kids ages 10 to 13 from around the world can connect through Design Squad Global(DSG) Clubs. They’ll explore engineering through fun-packed, high-energy, hands-on activities—and they’ll partner with a DSG club from another country! If you are in an out-of-school program that would like to participate, you can sign up to be matched with an international partner.

    Resource Added: August 8, 2016

  • The Connectory

    This isn't exactly an event, but if you are looking for a local opportunity it is a great place to start. The Connectory is a repository of STEM opportunities searchable by zip code to make it easy for you to find resources in your area. The website aims to make the connections to STEM learning opportunities that inspire young people to explore, discover, and create.

    Resource Added: November 17, 2015

  • Invent It. Build It.

    If you have the chance to participate in a SWE Invent It Build It Expo, you will be amazed! Girls in grades 6-8 can participate in hands-on activities with members of SWE, while parents and educators learn about engineering careers, scholarships, college admission and other helpful resources. There is also a program for high school students. Exhibitors provide information about engineering clubs, camps, after-school programs, competitions, best practices, outreach grants and more. The event takes place every year in concert with the annual conference of the Society of Women Engineers. It's in a different city every fall so find out when it will be near you! (In 2016 the conference is in Philadelphia, PA.)

    Resource Added: September 4, 2015

  • SWENext

    SWENext is a way to become part of the Society of Women Engineers for students up to the age of 18. It is a unique program that provides young girls, parents and educators with the tools they need to increase their understanding of the engineering field, and it is a great way to establish engagement with engineering early on. You can start or join a SWENext Club, or just remain a member at large so you can be a part of the community in a way that works for you.

    Resource Added: April 17, 2015

  • Perry Initiative

    If you are interested in engineering and/or medicine you may want to try to attend a Perry Initiative outreach event. Perry operates events around the country and offers mentoring, alumni support, and other programs for high school, college, and medical students.

    Resource Added: December 3, 2014

  • Pathways to Science

    Pathways to Science is a web-based project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). It supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, placing particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources. Check out the section for for K-12 opportunities to search for summer programs, internships and other resources.

    Resource Added: November 19, 2014

  • SEEK offered by the National Society of Black Engineers

    The SEEK Program is designed to be a fun and engaging educational experience for kids in 3rd through 8th grades. It is led by NSBE engineering students and technical professionals dedicated to pursuing professional excellence and giving back to the community. The SEEK Program utilizes a hands-on design curriculum supplied by various Educational Curriculum companies and Corporate Sponsors. students work in teams, using their knowledge to solve problems and create products while discovering the underlying math and science principles involved in these processes. Each week, the students will take on a new project, culminating with a presentation, design competition and physical competitions that all parents are encouraged to attend.

    Resource Added: November 4, 2014

  • Engineering for Kids

    Engineering for Kids offers a suite of programs for children ages 4 to 14 to introduce them to science, technology, engineering and math through a variety of workshops all aimed at developing problem solving skills. Programs include after school programs, evening classes, in-school field trips, workshops, birthday parties, home-school programs, scouts workshops, and pre-school programs.

    Resource Added: August 22, 2014

  • Girls Who Code

    Launched in Spring 2012, Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. With support from public and private partners, Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields. They offer an intense summer immersion program along with clubs throughout the country. If you are interested in anything to do with computers be sure to look into their training and mentoring opportunities.

    Resource Added: August 4, 2014

  • Cool Girls Science and Art Club

    Cool Girls Science and Art Club helps elementary school children develop their passion for the exciting world of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM). Girls-only groups meet after school and go on field trips (families welcome!). We also present programs in the classroom for girls and boys.

    Resource Added: January 28, 2014

  • Destination Imagination

    Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization. The purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Annually, they offer seven new standards-based Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. Each Challenge enables student teams to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation.

    Resource Added: January 23, 2014

  • Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

    The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.

    The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.

    SEAP provided competitive research internships to over 265 high school students this year. Participating students spend eight weeks during the summer doing research at 25 DoN laboratories.

    Resource Added: September 11, 2013

  • iD Tech Camps and iD Tech Academies

    Take interests further and gain a competitive edge for school, college, and a future career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Weeklong summer programs for ages 7-17 in robotics engineering, electrical engineering, iPhone and Android app development, C++/Java programming, video game creation, and more. Held at over 80 prestigious universities nationwide including Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Michigan, and others. Also 2-week, pre-college programs for ages 13-18 held at select universities: iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy.

    Resource Added: March 1, 2012

  • Summer@Rensselaer

    Looking for something fun to do this summer? Try one of the many camps or day programs offered by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Resource Added: March 24, 2009

  • EESC Pre-Engineering Summer Camps Page

    Search by state to find a pre-engineering camp in your area using this list from the Engineering Education Service Center.

    Resource Added: February 27, 2009

  • OPTIONS for High School Girls

    If you have completed geometry you may want to explore this camp from the University of Evansville. It is an introduction to the many career opportunities in engineering and computer science. One week is spent at the Evansville campus, and one week is spent in England!

    Resource Added: January 16, 2008

  • G.R.A.D.E. CAMP

    G.R.A.D.E. CAMP is a week-long day program designed specifically for entering 8th to 12th grade girls (as of Sept. 2007) who want to find out what engineering is all about through "hands-on" experience.

    Resource Added: July 30, 2007

  • STEPS program for girls

    Science Technology and Engineering Preview at UW-Stout for Girls (STEPS) is a one-week introduction to the exciting world of science, technology and engineering.

    Resource Added: July 30, 2007

  • KEYs to Empowering Youth

    KEYs to Empowering Youth is a science and technology mentoring program for 11-13 year old girls designed to provide them with the opportunity to meet and work with women studying and working in science and engineering. The KEYs program provides interactive, hands-on activities that stress the importance of engineering, science and technology and their impact on society.” The Program is offered through the University of Maryland.

    Resource Added: May 11, 2007

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