Summer Engineering Awareness Program Returns to Campus

The widely acclaimed program for high school students runs during June and July.

High school engineersManhattan College will host three summer engineering programs for high school students throughout the months of June and July.

The College’s 10-day program takes place on weekdays from July 6-19, and two extension programs take place between June 23-24 and June 26-29 and July 20-21 and July 24-27.

The Summer Engineering Awareness Programs have given high school students an opportunity to take college-level engineering classes. With a focus on admitting women and students from minority backgrounds, the programs concentrate on engineering, science, and SAT preparation. In 2016, The Root named the program as one of ten standout summer programs for students of color.

Rising high school juniors and seniors learn from guest speakers, perform experiments in mechanical, civil, electrical, chemical, environmental and computer engineering, attend class lectures and get an inside look at the college admissions process. The programs also allow students to explore engineering careers coupled with the fields of law, business, medicine or education.

The program provides lunch for students, a structural team competition and a field trip. Parents are also invited to attend a parent/student information session during the program.

The Summer Engineering Awareness Programs are co-sponsored by the ACE Mentorship Program, the Metropolitan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the General Contractors’ Association, the New York Building Foundation, and individual corporate sponsors.

Students can download an application online, or contact Walter P. Saukin, Ph.D., at 718-862-7171 or email for more information.

By Pete McHugh