Future Engineers, Design a Summer to Remember

The Summer Engineering Academy is for high school students who want to learn more about engineering and find out what it’s like to be a Wildcat. The College of Engineering has done outreach through SEA for more than 30 years. Six weeklong sessions in 2018 inspired more than 200 students from about 80 high schools and 10 states across the nation.

Students attending the Summer Engineering Academy: 

  • Work with UA professors and graduate students on design projects.
  • Get hands-on experience with 3D CAD software, aerodynamics, electrical design, structural analysis – even cardboard canoe construction!
  • Learn about engineering degrees, careers and research.
  • Enjoy the UA Student Recreation Center, Flandrau Science Center and Steward Observatory Mirror Lab.
  • Live in a residence hall, dine at the Student Union Memorial Center, and build lifelong Wildcat friendships.

SEA includes Explore Engineering and Themed Programs. Each Explore Engineering interdisciplinary session covers multiple concepts, majors and fields. Themed sessions delve into specific engineering majors. Themes in 2018 centered on Grand Challenges for Engineering, including health, security and the joy of living.

Summer Engineering Academy

Save the Dates for 2019

Explore Engineering Interdisciplinary Programs

Week 1
Rising ninth and 10th graders
June 9-14

Week 2 
Rising 11th and 12th graders
June 16-21

SEA Interdisciplinary Program

Themed Programs

Themed programs are for rising 11th and 12th graders and graduated seniors. Check back in early 2019 for session themes!

Week 3 
June 23-28

Week 4 
July 7-12

Week 5 
July 14-20

Week 6 
July 21-26

Major-Focused Programs


SEA Campers Do Engineering

Check out this 2018 slideshow!



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contact To learn more about the UA’s Summer Engineering Academy, call 520.621.6032 or email engr-sea@email.arizona.edu