For more than 30 years, Manhattan College has introduced high school students to careers in engineering, math and science through the Summer Engineering Awareness Program.
This 10-day intensive program for rising juniors and seniors is offered free of charge, and geared toward minority and female students in the New York City metro area. The program is directed by Walter P. Saukin, Ph.D., associate professor of civil engineering, and sponsored by the ACE Mentorship Program, the Metropolitan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the General Contractors’ Association, in addition to individual corporate sponsors.
What to Expect
The program focuses on science, engineering, SAT prep and the college admission process. As a program participant, you can expect to:
Learn about chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental and mechanical engineering, and physics through hands-on experiments in the laboratories. Specific topics include:
Aerospace and energy
Computer-aided design sessions in robotics
Geotechnical engineering and green building design
Laboratory experimental design program
Structural project periods
Hear from a variety of guest speakers and lecturers
Take a field trip to a structural design company
Learn about SAT testing and strategy
Get information on scholarships and financial aid
Learn about Air Force ROTC opportunities
Browse engineering careers in law, business, medicine and education
Apply to the Program
Participant selection is based in part on strong mathematics and science skills, as well as interest in or curiosity about engineering. Applications are posted in the spring.
Engineering Awareness Day is held annually on campus in November. If you are a high school student who is interested in engineering, math and science, you are invited to attend a panel presentation, tour the campus laboratories and participate in fun experiments.
Current professors and engineering students are available to answer questions about engineering concentrations, classes and facilities. Admissions and Financial Aid representatives are also on-hand to provide general information about campus and academic life, the admissions process and financial aid and scholarships.
Engineering Awareness Day 2016
Friday, November 11 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Registration for this event is closed.
Each summer, Manhattan College hosts a four-day intensive Engineering Summer Institute for high school students. As a participant in this program, you will get to explore hands-on topics including:
Apply to the Program
This program requires a letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor or faculty member. There is a $20 application fee and an $80 participation fee for the program. Lunch and all necessary materials are provided. Applications are posted in the spring.
For more information regarding the program, contact the Mechanical Engineering Department at (718) 862-7145.