Summer Academy

The College of Engineering Summer Academy will be held on the campus of Wayne State University. The program provides opportunities for K-12 students to help them explore the fields of engineering and computer science by teaching them skills that are necessary for those fields through project-based learning.

Registration is now closed for summer 2024.

K-8th grade camps

Join us for an exciting two-week day camp that will expose campers to activities including engineering, computer science, arts, and STEAM literacy. Each day campers will use outside of the box thinking and will be challenged to adapt to new scenarios. During the two-week camp, students will learn to code and build as a team through Robotics, MinecraftEDU, Spheros, Drones, iPads, Apple Swift Playground, Gaming, Animations, 3D Printing, and more. During demonstration day at the end of each session, campers will showcase the projects they worked on as a team. Students that want to attend both sessions will enjoy new projects.


Mondays-Thursdays (no Fridays), 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wayne State University, STEM Innovation Learning Center

Two weeks per session:

  • Session I: July 8th - July 18th, 2024
  • Session II: July 22nd - August 1st, 2024
  • New project for each session

Grade teams

  • Rising 1st - 3rd graders
  • Rising 4th - 5th graders
  • Rising 6th - 8th graders


  • $800 per session (2 weeks)
  • Limited scholarships are available



  • In-person camps on the WSU campus
  • Facilitated by a professional staff of engineering faculty, students, and staff
  • Lunch is held in the dining halls
  • STEM field trips
  • Receive camp swag
  • Present project during Demo Day


9th-12th grade camps

Camp sessions are open to all rising 9-12th grade students.

  • Mondays-Thursdays (no Fridays), 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • $100 per camp, payments can be made via cash, check or money order
  • Limited scholarships are available
  • Transportation and lunch will be provided

Also, be sure to check out our Summer Aviation Career Education Academy and Summer High School Research Program

  • Python Programming for Artificial Intelligence and Verilog Programming for Digital Logic Design

    Students will learn how to develop a machine-learning application using the highly popular programming language, called Python. Students will learn how to describe Digital Logic networks using a Hardware Description Language (HDL), called Verilog. 

    July 8-July 11, 2024

    Camp session details:
    Mon-Thur: 10am-3 p.m.

  • Cyber Security: Hacking Heroes I

    This course is jam-packed with content and will take a beginner in cybersecurity & ethical hacking from baseline to being able to hack wireless routers, crack passwords, and understand the reasoning behind those processes. Students will explore their interest in computer science and cybersecurity through topics in High Tech Crime, Cryptography & Steganography, Mobile Forensics, Catching Phish, and more. This camp even offers students the opportunity to gain experience in the field of Social Engineering, the behind-the-scenes superheroes of today’s hacking headlines. Can you crack the code? 

    July 15-July 18, 2024

    Camp session details:
    Mon-Thur: 10am-3 p.m.

  • Engineering in Medicine

    This camp will introduce students to the research and education program focused on removing boundaries between engineering and the medical fields. Students will be introduced to the field of biomedical engineering, innovative engineering solutions, solve problems in biology, physiology, and medicine. 

    July 22-July 25, 2024

    Camp session details:
    Mon-Thur: 10am-3 p.m.

  • Minecraft Adventures

    Put your Minecraft ingenuity into action with this video game-inspired camp. Participants will create their own Minecraft levels and learn JAVA programming to take part in exciting Minecraft design challenges, all while playing video games!

    July 29-August 2, 2024

    Camp session details:
    Mon-Thur: 10am-3 p.m.