Summer high school program


The summer  high school research program offers high school students the opportunity to work on emerging energy technologies and CAD/3D modeling for six weeks. The purpose is to introduce STEM concepts in real-world practicality and keep young people interested in engineering as a college major and career.

Attendees come to campus three days per week starting at the beginning of July. Each week's curriculum is centered on a unique theme. In the final week, students tour various laboratories and make presentations to faculty and mentors.

Emerging energy technologies

Our battery fabrication and testing program will provide the knowledge needed to remain competitive in the battery industry and upon completion of training students can expect to find their skill set on par with big players in battery technology and battery divisions in auto industries. The curriculum will be updated at regular intervals based on feedback from participants.

Students will learn

  • Material synthesis
  • Electrode preparation
  • Morphological studies
  • Material characterization
  • Batteries design and fabrication
  • Batteries testing and data evaluation
  • Mechanical testing
  • Micro sensor fabrication and development
  • Sensor field test evolution

CAD/3D modeling

This program introduces students to basic 3D modelling skills using commercial CAD software and 3D printing technology. Computer aided design and 3D printing is used to solve daily problems and create innovative prototypes. Students get hands-on training on various types of 3D printers and use it to design multiple solutions to engineering problems.

Students will learn

  • Computer aided design and 3D printing
  • Design a cooling system for a laptop
  • Testing of the protype
  • Thermal effects on electronics

Application period

Interested students may apply from March 15 - May 30 of the year they would like to attend. * Deadline has been extended to June 25, 2022

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Students admitted to this program must be recommended by their high school principal.


The program, established in 2017, was formerly called the Summer High School Apprentice Program in Engineering (SHAPE).