PNW offers week-long camps for middle and high school students interested in a hands-on learning experience

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: February 27, 2019

PNW-offers-week-long-camps-for-middle-and-high-school-students-interested-in-a-hands-on-learning-experiencePurdue University Northwest (PNW) and Enbridge are partnering to offer summer enrichment camps for middle and high school students interested in learning more about engineering disciplines.

The Purdue Northwest Enbridge Summer Engineering Camps will take place in June on the PNW Hammond Campus and will introduce students to fundamental concepts of civil, mechanical, electrical and computer engineering through hands-on, laboratory and classroom experiences. PNW offers engineering degree programs in all four disciplines.

Student participants will not only engage in activities that explore various areas of engineering, but learn team building, computer-aided engineering, and decision making. All materials will be provided and attendees will interact with current PNW students and faculty. Awards will be presented at the end of each camp during a closing ceremony Friday afternoon.

Camp dates & details
The camp for middle school students is June 10-14 and the high school camp is June 17-21. Sessions at both camps meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Students must be entering sixth grade or higher in fall 2019 to be eligible to attend and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or principal is required. The application deadline is May 17 and cost per student is $295.

Further information
For more information, visit the Enbridge Summer Engineering Camp web page or contact Dyan Murphy at 219-989-2472 or

Enbridge and Purdue Northwest formed their partnership in 2016 when Enbridge became the named sponsor of the Purdue Northwest Enbridge Summer Engineering Camps, supporting students interested in pursuing careers in the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Enbridge is a North American leader in energy transport, delivering North American crude oil and natural gas liquids from Canada and North Dakota to refineries in the Great Lakes Region and beyond. The company is regionally headquartered in Schererville and operates a terminal for its liquid transportation system in Griffith.

The School of Engineering at Purdue University Northwest
The PNW School of Engineering is recognized for its expertise in mechanical, civil, computer, and electrical engineering. In 2019, U.S. News ranked the school No. 35 among the Best Engineering Programs in the U.S., of engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's degree.