Summer Engineering Program Introduces High Schoolers to College-Level Classes

Manhattan College’s long-running engineering awareness program returns to campus in June.

High school engineers at Manhattan CollegeManhattan College will host its widely acclaimed Summer Engineering Awareness Program for rising high school juniors and seniors throughout the months of June and July.

The 10-day program, offered free of charge on the Manhattan College campus, will take place on weekdays from July 9-20. Two extension programs are also available: Extension 1: June 22-23 and June 25-28; Extension 2: July 23-27 and July 30.

For more than 35 years, the Summer Engineering Awareness Program has introduced high school students to careers in engineering, math and science. Due to its focus on admitting women and students from minority backgrounds, The Root named the program as one of ten standout summer programs for students of color.

Students will learn about chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering and mechanical engineering, and physics through hands-on experiments in the laboratories, attend class lectures and get an inside look at the college admissions process. The programs also allows students to explore engineering careers coupled with the fields of law, business, medicine and education.

The Summer Engineering Awareness 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 program is directed by Walter P. Saukin, Ph.D., associate professor of civil engineering at Manhattan College, and has been sponsored by the ACE Mentorship Program, the Metropolitan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the New York Building Foundation, Entergy Corporation, and the General Contractors’ Association, in addition to individual corporate sponsors.

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