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!
 
 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the program dates?

What do you do in the SEWs?

What is the deadline for applications?

When will we be notified about the decision?

How can I pay for the Summer Engineering Workshops?

Are scholarships available?

Does this program offer college credit?

My child is not a minority. Can he/she participate?

What grades are accepted into the Summer Engineering Workshops?

Should my child return to an MEP Summer Engineering Workshop if he/she has already attended a previous one?

Do the students stay on campus?

What does the registration fee cover?

My child is flying in, how does he/she get to Purdue?

My child would need to leave the program early. Can he/she still participate?

My child would need to arrive early to campus. How do we make accommodations?

 

What are the program dates?

SEW 6/7/8: June 15th – 20th

What do you do in the SEWs?

SEW (6th/7th/8th):

  • 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
  • Math abilities are assessed using an online tutorial system
  • Social activities help students make friends from all over the country

What is the deadline for applications?

March 31st

When will we be notified about the decision?

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.

How can I pay for the Summer Engineering Workshops?

Once you have received acceptance into an SEW  you will be given a link to pay.

Are scholarships available?

Yes. A scholarship application is part of the overall SEW application for the program.

Does this program offer college credit?

No college credit is given for the program

My child is not a minority. Can he/she participate?

Our programs are open to all students but they are designed specifically for minority students.

What grades are accepted into the Summer Engineering Workshops?

SEW 6/7/8 is for students completing the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in Spring 2014.

Preface is for students completing the 9th and 10th grades in Spring 2014.

MITE is for students completing the 11th grade in Spring 2014.

Should my child return to an MEP Summer Engineering Workshop if he/she has already attended a previous one?

SEW 6/7/8 and PREFACE are designed separately. We do not recommend repeat attendance to the SEW 6/7/8 and we recommend waiting for PREFACE. Similarly, we do not recommend repeat attendance for PREFACE and we recommend waiting for MITE.

Do the students stay on campus?

Yes. Students stay in university dorms with randomly assigned roommates and chaperones from the same gender and eat at campus dining halls.

What does the registration fee cover?

Lodging, meals, and all events that are part of the program. It does not cover travel to and from the university

My child is flying in, how does he/she get to Purdue?

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.

My child would need to leave the program early. Can he/she still participate?

SEW 6/7/8 and PREFACE require participation in all five days.

MITE and ABC requests will be handled on a case by case basis.

My child would need to arrive early to campus. How do we make accommodations?

Yes. Please let us know and we will help you arrange a room on campus. Participants must pay the cost of accommodations due to early arrivals