Introduction to Engineering Camp

Rising freshman and sophomores in high school can learn more about engineering during this five-day camp hosted at Saint Louis University.

Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology students guide participants through hands-on activities in aerospace and mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, computer and electrical engineering, civil engineering and innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering.

Participants also hear from guest speakers who are engineers and researchers working in the field, take an off-campus field trip to a site in the engineering industry, compete in engineering-based challenges and explore Saint Louis University.

This is a day camp only; overnight housing will not be provided for the Introduction to Engineering Camp.

The Introduction to Engineering Camp is sponsored by The Boeing Company.

For more information, contact or 314-977-8443.


High school students entering grades nine and ten in fall 2017 are eligible. Space is limited to 40 students.

Key Dates
  • December 1: Applications open
  • April 30: Introduction to Engineering Camp Applications and scholarship applications due
  • Week of May 15: Notification of acceptance, scholarship awards and registration, and payment instructions sent out
  • June 15: Final non-refundable tuition payment due
  • July 10: Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.  
  • July 14: End of camp. Parents will be invited to a short celebration at the end of the day after which students can check out of the academy.
Sample Schedule
  • 8:30 a.m. to noon: Formal programming
  • Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1 to 4:30 p.m.: Formal programming
  • 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Open design time and check out

Tuition for the Introduction to Engineering Camp is $400. It covers all materials and activities, daily lunch and snacks, and the field trip during the camp.

Tuition is not collected until all applications have been received and invitations to register have been sent out in May.


Full and partial scholarships to be used toward camp tuition will be awarded. Scholarships are available based on financial need and merit. Submit the scholarship application in order to be considered.

Scholarship applicants must complete all regular application requirements plus the online scholarship application. The application will ask you to answer the following questions:

  • Why do you want to attend the Introduction to Engineering Camp?
  • Why are you applying for a scholarship?
  • Why are you a viable or deserving scholarship candidate? (Consider scholastic or academic achievements, extracurricular activities, demonstrated interests, etc.)

Scholarship applications are due April 30; awards will be disbursed when students are invited to complete registration for the camp in May.