At our Summer Engineering Workshops, you will:
• Learn about the many different projects engineers work on
• Experience life as an engineering student on Purdue’s campus
• Create your plan to be successful in college and your future job
• Interact with current engineering college students
• Work with students from across the country who plan to make a positive impact in their community
• Design engineering solutions for our health, happiness, and safety
• Turn your ideas into reality through hands-on projects
• Prepare competitive college and scholarship applications
• Advance your math and science skills
• Discover unique opportunities offered by Purdue that will help you shape our future!
Frequently Asked Questions
Should my child return to an MEP Summer Engineering Workshop if he/she has already attended a previous one?
Summer Engineering Workshops:
- SEW 6/7/8: June 14th – 19th
- PREFACE (9th/10th): June 21st – 26th
- Students get exposure to engineering careers and the impact engineers have on the world
- Engineering projects introduce students to different engineering disciplines and engineering design
- Career planning and academic skills required for engineering are thoroughly discussed
- Test taking abilities are assessed
- Math abilities are assessed using an online tutorial system
- Social activities help students make friends from all over the country
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Once all elements are in (transcript, recommendation, application) a decision will be made and parents will be notified.
Once you have received acceptance into an SEW you will be given a link to pay.
Yes. A scholarship application is part of the overall SEW application for the program.
No college credit is given for the program
Our programs are open to all students but they are designed specifically for minority students.
SEW 6/7/8 is for students completing the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in Spring 2015.
Preface is for students completing the 9th and 10th grades in Spring 2015.
MITE is for students completing the 11th grade in Spring 2015.
Yes. Students stay in university dorms with randomly assigned roommates and chaperones from the same gender and eat at campus dining halls.
Lodging, meals, and all events that are part of the program. It does not cover travel to and from the university
If flying into Indianapolis: Two shuttle services available (Star of America and Lafayette Limo)
If flying into Chicago: Express air coach (expressaircoach.com)
Select PMU as your final destination. Contact our office prior to the workshops and we will arrange a pick up from the PMU at the designated shuttle arrival time.
SEW 6/7/8 and PREFACE require participation in all five days.
Parents must arrange the logistics of early arrival and ensure students arrive at the appointed check in time.