Summer Programs for K-12 Students

The LSU College of Engineering invites you to explore our 2020 summer experiences! These experiences will give you a head start in your STEM education and help prepare you for an exciting career in multiple fields. Check out the info below and make sure to check back regularly for updates and more info.

High School Summer Research Program (Grades 9-11)

The High School Summer Research (HSSR) Program is a unique opportunity for high-achieving high school students to engage in real research in the fields of engineering, computer science, and construction management. Students selected through a competitive application process each fall will be paired with faculty mentors to work on a research project in the following summer.

Learn more about HSSR Program

LSU Summer Experiences - 1 week

Exploring STEM (Grades 6-8)

Join us virtually this week as we introduce you to a variety of cutting-edge STEM fields. Utilizing Zoom, students will access virtual instruction and participate in hands-on activities, to design, build, and present projects. Registration includes a mailed learning kit containing all supplies for the course. 

June 2021

Cost: $175
Contact: Jenny Hileman


Halliburton Women in Engineering Introduction to Engineering - XCITE (Females Grades 9-11)

The Halliburton eXploration Camp Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers Camp is a 9th-11th grade all-female, one-week residential camp geared towards increasing the number of women in STEM fields through exposure to various engineering disciplines. Participants will explore, create, experiment, build, code, design, and engage in a variety of engineering and college prep activities guided by female LSU Engineering students. One of the more memorable events is the Women’s Panel Discussion during the Industry Luncheon, where participants network with professional women in an intimate setting. Students will close out the week with a Design Competition in which they will compete on teams to design, build, and present a project.

July 11-17, 2021, on LSU Campus

Cost: $450 (includes room & board)/(Scholarships available for students with documented financial need.)
Contact: Sarah Jones


Multicultural Engineering Tigers - METs (Grades 9-12)

The Multicultural Engineering Tigers Program gives high school students from all over the country the chance to discover how engineers solve problems and explore multiple engineering disciplines through faculty-led presentations and activities that students perform at home in virtual groups coached by LSU Engineering students. Each student will receive a kit containing materials and a list of common supplies needed to complete the activities. This camp is the virtual version of the traditional Recruiting into Engineering High-Ability Multicultural Students, or REHAMS, Camp.

July 2021, to be held online

Cost: $175 / (Scholarships available for students with documented financial need.)
Contact: Roberto Champney


Coding Camp (Grades 10-12)

Do you want to get a head start learning about computer science and programming? Computer science is one of the fastest-growing fields in today’s job market. It plays a crucial role in our IT infrastructure, supporting all kinds of applications from scientific computing to engineering, from game development to social media, from business administration to healthcare, and within many other domains. In this camp, you will learn problem-solving skills in programming using Python and key concepts in major areas of computer science (such as algorithms, data analytics, visualization, artificial intelligence, robotics, and cybersecurity). All participants will receive a kit that includes a coding book and other materials.

June 2021

Cost: $175
Contact: Adrienne Steele

Sponsored by LSU’s Division of Computer Science and Engineering and Louisiana Economic Development


REHAMS (Grades 10-12)

Recruiting into Engineering High-Ability Multicultural Students Camp invites 10th–12th grade male and female students from all backgrounds to learn about various disciplines of engineering during a one-week residential camp. Students will be guided around LSU’s campus by current engineering students and participate in faculty-led engineering sessions and activities. Students will also experience a day in the life of a professional engineer through off-campus industry tours. The highlight of this camp is the Design Project Competition, where students work in small teams to design and build a project while incorporating time, budget, aesthetics, and functionality.

June 6-12, 2021, on LSU Campus
Cost: $600 (includes room & board) / Scholarships available for students with documented financial need.
Contact Roberto Champney at


LSU Pre-College Virtual Academy - 3 weeks

Introduction to Engineering (Grades 9-12)

Intro to Engineering will introduce you to the profession, ethics, and diversity of the field of engineering. You will receive a mailed learning kit of supplies for 15 hands-on projects relating to 10 different fields of engineering. Throughout the course, you will interact virtually with an instructor, teaching assistants, and your peers to learn about each discipline and work on projects. This experience will allow you to explore the differences between each engineering discipline and help you make more informed decisions about future elective choices in high school and selecting your college major.

June 2021

Cost: $870 for 3 weeks
Contact: Spencer Roby


Programming in Python (Grades 9-12)

Programming in Python is designed to provide high school students with an in-depth intro to the world of computer programming. You will cover the basic concepts, algorithms, and data structures necessary to build real applications with Python, a powerful yet easy-to-learn language. Through a bird’s-eye view of the field of computer science, you will be exposed to a breadth of topics which are ubiquitous in today’s tech industry.

June 2021

Cost: $870 for 3 weeks
Contact: Spencer Roby