Summer Programs for K-12 Students

The LSU College of Engineering offers a variety of on-campus and virtual camps for middle and high school students as part of the LSU Pre-College Summer Programs. For more information on each camp and to apply, please visit precollege.lsu.edu.

Summer 2021 Middle & High School Offerings

On-Campus Camps

Camp Dates Length Grade Level Cost Apply
eXploreCS Junior June 7 - June 11 1 week Rising 7 - 9 $450 Apply for eXploreCS Junior
eXploreCS High June 14 - June 18 1 week Rising 10 - 12 $450 Apply for eXploreCS High
Exploring STEM June 14 - June 18 1 week Rising 6 - 8 $450 Apply for Exploring STEM
REHAMS June 20 - June 25 1 week Rising 10 - 12 $350 Apply for REHAMS
Halliburton XCITE July 11 - July 16 1 week Rising 9 - 12 $350 Apply for Halliburton XCITE
Intro to Engineering July 19 - July 30 2 weeks Rising 9 - 12 $1,250 Apply for Intro to Engineering
Robotics July 19 - July 30 2 weeks Rising 9 - 12 $1,250 Apply for Robotics

 

Virtual Camps

Camp Dates Length Grade Level Cost Apply
REHAMS June 20 - June 25 1 week Rising 10 - 12 $225 Apply for REHAMS (virtual)
Exploring STEM June 21 - June 25 1 week Rising 6 - 8 $350 Apply for Exploring STEM (virtual)
Intro to Engineering June 28 - July 16 3 weeks Rising 9 - 12 $895 Apply for Intro to Engineering (virtual)
Halliburton XCITE July 11 - July 16 1 week Rising 9 - 12 $225 Apply for Halliburton XCITE (virtual)

 

High School Summer Research Program

The High School Summer Research (HSSR) Program is a unique opportunity for high-achieving high school students (Grades 9 - 11) 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

Halliburton XCITE (Virtual & On-Campus)

The LSU Halliburton eXploration Camp Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers (XCITE) Camp is designed to encourage rising 9th–12th grade female students to pursue engineering, computer science, or construction management careers. Over the course of five days, students explore, create, experiment, build, code, design, and compete while discovering a variety of engineering majors and college life. Students work closely with LSU faculty and undergraduates as part of our Engineering 101 sessions and activities.

Highlights include:

  • Engineering Design Projects
  • Introduction to College Life
  • Teamwork and Leadership Activities
  • Female Engineering Discussion Panel
  • Field Trip to LSU Engineering Laboratories & Research Facilities, e.g. Petroleum Well Facility, Mechanical Engineering and Mississippi River Model 

Thanks to the generosity of Halliburton, we are able to offer the program at a reduced rate, as well as additional scholarships to those with demonstrated need.

REHAMS (Virtual & On-Campus)

The Recruiting Into Engineering High-Ability Multicultural Students (REHAMS) Camp is designed to introduce 10th–12th grade male and female students from diverse backgrounds about various disciplines of engineering. Over the course of five days, student participate in LSU faculty-led Engineering 101 sessions and are guided by current LSU engineering students through a variety of engineering activities. Students are also given the opportunity to interact with professional engineers during the Industry Panel Networking Event. The highlight of this camp is the Design Project Competition, where students work in teams utilizing the engineering design process to build a project while incorporating time, budget, aesthetics, and functionality.

Thanks to the generosity of Shell, we are able to offer the program at a reduced rate, as well as additional scholarships to those with demonstrated need.

eXploreCS Junior and High (On-Campus)

The eXploreCS Junior and High camps provide middle and high school students the opportunity to learn about computer science and programming. Over the course of five days, students learn key programming concepts and develop their problem-solving skills using SparkFun kits. They will also learn from LSU professors and students in cutting-edge computer labs. Major learning concepts include areas such as technology systems, networks, algorithms, data structures, data analytics, visualization, artificial intelligence, robotics, and cybersecurity.

This camp is sponsored by LSU’s Division of Computer Science and Engineering and Louisiana Economic Development. Partial financial need scholarships are available.

Exploring STEM (On-Campus & Virtual)

Exploring STEM introduces middles school students to a variety of cutting-edge STEM fields over the course of five days. Through talks and hands-on activities, this summer camp will provide valuable skills in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math that students can use in their future careers. Each day, a different STEM concentration will be explored through a variety of guest speakers, activities, projects, and presentations. Throughout the program, students will learn problem solving, communication, teamwork, and decision making.

Intro to Engineering (On-Campus & Virtual)

Intro to Engineering will introduce students to the profession, ethics, and diversity of the field of engineering. They will complete 15 hands-on projects relating to 10 different fields of engineering offered at LSU. Throughout the course, students will interact with an instructor, teaching assistants, and peers to learn about each discipline and work on projects. This experience will allow students to explore the differences between each engineering discipline and help them make more informed decisions about future elective choices in high school and selecting a college major.

Robotics (On-Campus)

The Robotics course uses VEX Robotics parts and RobotC software to introduce students to the foundations of robotics, including basic programming, actuators, mechanisms, and sensors. This course will involve students in the development, building, and programming of robots to accomplish various tasks. Participants will perform hands-on work in teams to encourage knowledge sharing, reflection, and review. Topics may include motor speed, gear ratios, torque, sensors, program loops, project documentation, and decision making.