Engineering Summer Programs

The School of Engineering hosts a variety of summer programs for students of all ages.  These programs are designed to foster skills in the applied sciences, develop a love of learning and exploration, and build teamwork capabilities.

For more information on any of the programs listed below, please email



Age Group: High School Students
Dates: July 16-20, 2018 and/or July 23-27, 2018 
*NOTE - Students can participate in either week ($400/week) or both weeks ($700) - choice to be made while registering.
Both sessions are now FULL.  To be added to the waiting list please email

DiscoverE participants will be exposed to general design process through civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering projects.  Teamwork will be utilized to work on soft skills such as leadership and communication to emphasize the need for both in the Engineering profession.

Week 1:

Environmental Engineering: Learn about local water treatment processes and geotechnical engineering in minerals, soils and rocks.

Material Engineering: Designing and creating waterproof textiles and non-stick cookware.

Mechatronics and Application Design:  Mobile robot building, programming and control with Arduino. Working with various sensors.


Week 2:

ManufacturingTechnology:  3D modeling, 3D printing, 3D scanning, reverse engineering, laser engraving, and more.

Structures and Materials:  Concrete... like you've never seen it before!


SEED (Stewards in Engineering Education) Program

Age Group: High School Students

Dates: July 30 - August 3, 2018

Application Deadline: Friday May 15, 2018 (registration is limited and priority will be given to students interested in pursuing research)

Notification of selected candidates: Friday June 15, 2018

Online Application Form

The School of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus conducts a Stewards in Engineering Education (SEED) Program to promote engineering research interest and involvement among high school students. Through the SEED Program, high-school students have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research projects with world-class researchers and graduate students in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.

High school students going into grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 can apply for the SEED Program by completing this SEED Program application form and submitting it via the instructions above. Application forms will then be reviewed, and successful applicants will be selected to participate in engineering research projects at UBC's Okanagan campus for a one-week period.

Participants will be asked to share their research experiences with their peers the following school year. The hope is that the shared research experiences will plant seeds for future interest and involvement in engineering.


Geering Up

Age Group: Grades 1-7

Geering Up camps are all about making Science Technology and Engineering hands-on and exciting. Each day is a dynamic mix of hands-on activities, demonstrations, tours, mentors, and design challenges. Our camps are taught by experienced university students with a passion for their field of study. In addition to all of this, we ensure each camper spends, at least, one hour of each day participating in active games outside.

For dates and more information, including registration, check out the Geering Up website.

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