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Summer Structural Engineering Experience

June 4, 2018 - June 7, 2018

summer structural engineering experience 

Saint Louis University will offer a Summer Structural Engineering Experience for rising high school juniors and seniors from the St. Louis region. Students will work in teams of four with an engineering student mentor to design and build an 8 ft long Styrofoam bridge capable of supporting up to 1,500 lbs.  Attendees will learn the basic engineering principles necessary to design their bridge through an interactive scavenger hunt where they will explore the Saint Louis University campus.


The Summer Structural Engineering Experience is open to rising high school juniors and seniors from the St. Louis area, with preference to students from St. Louis Public Schools. Seating is limited to 24 students who will be selected based on their applications. Applicants must have completed Algebra I and Geometry by the end of the 2017-2018 academic year and be on a college prep track to qualify for the Summer Structural Engineering Experience.

Key Dates

April 6: Summer Structural Engineering Experience applications due
Week of April 30: Notice of acceptance will be sent out.

Daily Schedule

Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.


FREE for all accepted applicants!
Funded by the National Science Foundation Grant No. 1726621


Saint Louis University's Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology
McDonnell Douglas Hall
3450 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103


Application coming soon. 


If you have additional questions, contact Dr. Chris Carroll at