Sold Out: STEAM Camp: Engineering Careers: Intro to Engineering and Sustainability

Engineers develop everything from medical devices, such as artificial hearts, to buildings, bridges and self-driving cars. They work in nearly every industry to solve problems and design solutions – so it’s no wonder they’re also on the front lines of the push for more sustainability!

“Sustainability” means improving quality of life while also protecting the natural world and preserving natural resources for future generations. Engineers improve sustainability by streamlining factories to reduce waste and pollution, making processes such as water treatment more energy efficient, developing green technologies such as better solar panels, and so much more.

In this camp, you’ll learn about a variety of sustainability-related careers from practicing engineering professionals. You’ll also develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skills with hands-on challenges and fun design projects that will spark your inner engineer. Learn directly from NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology faculty, often meeting in their research labs. We’ll also meet with NIU Engineering students and tour additional engineering and tech labs.

In this camp, you’ll:

  • Explore engineering fields through hands-on activities with CEET faculty.
  • Discover how engineering contributes to sustainability.
  • Build skills for college and career readiness, including communication, problem solving and teamwork.
  • Collaborate with team members to complete a design challenge.
  • Present design solutions to your peers, family and professionals.
  • Interact with professionals in engineering fields.

Note: This camp may be taken on its own or may be followed by Engineering Careers: The Future of Engineering and Sustainable Technologies.

For students entering grades 9-12.

Friday, July 14, 2023

Swen Parson Hall, STEAM Classroom, 146
230 Normal Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Community Events, Summer Camps

Target Audience

General Public



$795 early bird, $895 after 4/30/2023

Center for P-20 Engagement, Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development
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