Design a Summer to Remember!

For more than 30 years, the Arizona Summer Engineering Academy (SEA) has offered summer outreach programs for rising 10th through 12th graders, as well as graduated seniors*, who want to learn more about engineering – and get a taste of life as a Wildcat! SEA attendees:

  • Work with professors, graduate students and undergraduate student on design projects and hands-on activities
  • Meet mentors and learn about engineering degreesresearch and careers
  • Explore the UA campus, facilities and community
  • Learn about pursuing engineering majors in college, while making meaningful connections with peers who share similar interests and passions

*virtual participants (when offered) must have a physical mailing address within the United States (no P.O. Boxes)


Summer 2023 is in the planning stages. Please register below for updates as more information becomes available. Be sure to add, and to your email contact list, or notifications will land in your spam mailbox.

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Summer Engineering Academy

SEA in the News

SEA News

See Arizona Daily Star 
article about 2019 high school students designing their futures.

See College of Engineering article about summer programs for high school students.

Summer Camp Employment for Current Students

Summer Engineering Academy 2022  employed approximately 6 current undergraduate students from engineering-related majors to work as part-time virtual & in-person Counseling and Administrative staff.  We are always looking for current students who are interested in gaining leadership skills, working to inspire youth in STEM, and serving their community. Previous experience working with youth is a plus, but not required. To inquire about future opportunities, reach out to

SEA Interdisciplinary Program


Donors have been integral to the growth of the Summer Engineering Academy. From scholarship support to curriculum development and supplies, every donation has a direct impact on making the program a success and inspiring the next generation of engineers.

A special thanks to our sponsors:

For information on how you can support the Summer Engineering Academy, please contact the SEA staff at

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contact To learn more about the UA’s Summer Engineering Academy, call 520.621.6032 or email


  1. Do I need any engineering background to attend camp?
    No, you do not need any engineering background for these camps! The programs are open to everyone within the age range listed and interested in learning about engineering. We welcome students from all schooling backgrounds, including homeschooled students. However, our camps are best-suited for a certain type of individual. Students who do well in our camp enjoy science, technology, and engineering and/or mathematics courses or extracurricular activities.

  2. What is the registration process?
    Registration will open sometime in the spring. Sign up for updates and to be the first to know when registration is available.

  3. Can I receive a refund?**
    We have not yet established fees or refund policies for the 2023 summer programs.

  4. Are scholarships available?
    Need based scholarships are available. You will have the opportunity to indicate your desire to apply for a need based scholarship upon registration. 

    By registering and paying the registration fee up front, you secure your place in SEA; however, this does not guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship. 
    If you are having trouble paying the registration fee up front, contact the SEA Team at

  5. What is the time commitment?
    The programming for summer 2023 has not been determined

  6. What is included in the fee for the camp?
    The fee covers the cost of hosting the event for your student as well as covering our undergraduate student staff. The registration fee also covers the cost of all program experiences, including hands-on activity kits, shipping (virtual programs), supplies needed throughout the week, instruction and supervision by camp staff and UA faculty/graduate students, and some awesome SEA swag!