The 2020 Summer Engineering Awareness Programs have been cancelled.
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
2020 Program Dates (Cancelled)
July 6 - July 10 & July 13 - July 17*
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.*
Extension 1 program
June 26 - June 27, June 29 - 30, and July 1 - July 2*
8:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.*
Extension 2 program
July 20 - July 24, and July 27*
8:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.*
*Dates and times are subject to change
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.
Please note: all applications must be received by April 10.
The 2020 program will not be held as planned due to comply with the state-mandated social distancing restrictions relating to COVID-19. Gifts made will support the program when it resumes in the summer of 2021.
Support the Program
The Summer Engineering Awareness Program is a key component of Manhattan College’s efforts to expose minority and women high school students to STEM careers at an early age, and to recruit these students for its ABET accredited undergraduate and graduate engineering programs.
Thanks to corporate and individual support, students participate in the program for free. Donate and help Manhattan College make an engineering education and profession accessible to everyone!
Exposure to engineering students and parents
Opportunity to visit and participate in the program
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.
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 $85 participation fee for the program. Lunch and all necessary materials are provided.
For more information regarding the program, contact the Mechanical Engineering Department at (718) 862-7145.