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Summer Civil Engineering Experience

June 10 - 13, 2024

Students participating in the 2018 Structural Engineering Camp
Saint Louis University offers a Summer Civil Engineering Experience for rising high school juniors and seniors from the St. Louis region.

Students work with civil engineering faculty and student mentors to learn about an array of civil engineering sub-disciplines through modules and hands-on activities. Attendees gain insights into structural, environmental, water resource engineering and more. They also acquire skills that will help them succeed in a collegiate engineering program. In addition, students get to spend time as a SLU student, enjoy the campus and meet other students interested in civil engineering. 

Note: This is a day camp, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. No overnight accommodation is provided.

Questions? Reach out to Chris Carroll, Ph.D., chair of civil, computer and electrical engineering, at


The Summer Civil Engineering Experience is open to rising high school juniors and seniors from the St. Louis area. Seating is limited to eight students who will be selected based on their applications. Applicants must have completed Algebra I and Geometry by the end of the 2023 - 2024 academic year and be on a college prep track to qualify for the Summer Civil Engineering Experience.

Key Dates
  • February 2024: Applications open
  • April 1:  Summer Civil Engineering Experience applications due
  • April: Notice of acceptances will be sent out
  • May: Tuition payment due
Daily Schedule

Day 1
Introduction to Civil Engineering

Day 2
Structural Engineering Day

Day 3
Hydraulic Engineering Day

Day 4
Traffic Engineering Day



Tuition payments will be due in May. Link to online payment will be included in acceptance notification.


Saint Louis University's School of Science and Engineering
McDonnell Douglas Hall
3450 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103


Apply for the 2024 Summer Civil Engineering Experience 

Consideration for acceptance into the Summer Structural Engineering Experience requires all of the following components:

  • Completed online application form, due April 1
  • Current official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation. Letter must be from someone familiar with your academic performance, character, career aspirations, or community service and include how long the writer has known you. It may include, but not be limited to, a guidance counselor, teacher, principal, coach, church leader or employer. The letter may reflect your scholarly activities, conduct, attitude, ability to work as a member of a team, and so on.

The transcript and letter of recommendation can be emailed directly from a teacher, counselor or administrator to or mailed in a sealed envelope to:

SLU School of Science and Engineering
Attn: Chris Carroll
3450 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103


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