Design a Summer to Remember!

For more than 30 years, the Arizona Summer Engineering Academy (SEA) has offered summer camps for high school students, including graduated seniors, who want to learn more about engineering – and get a taste of life as a Wildcat! SEA attendees:

  • Work with professors, graduate students, and undergraduate engineering student counselors on design projects and hands-on activities.
  • Meet mentors, and learn about engineering degrees, careers and research.
  • Explore the UA campus, facilities, and community.
  • Learn about pursuing engineering majors in college, while making meaningful connections with peers who share similar interests and passions.

Planning is currently underway for Summer Engineering Academy 2022. Want to be the first to know about dates, programs, and deadlines? Sign up for our email list below - and stay tuned for more information on this site in the new year.

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Learn more about what happened during SEA 2021 below!

Summer Engineering Academy

SEA in the News

SEA News

See Arizona Daily Star 
article about 2019 high school students designing their futures.

Who can attend, and how can I attend?

Summer Engineering Academy camps are generally available to high school students, including graduated seniors. Programs may have differing age requirements. Detailed descriptions for each program, including age group/grade range as well as format and location (ex: on-campus, virtual options, hybrid), will be provided at the time of listing.

Explore Engineering through our Bundles

Summer Engineering Academy 2021 offered four unique themed virtual bundles. Each day was dedicated to a specific UA Engineering major, and themes were organized around the Grand Challenges for Engineering.

Engineering Our Earth (and Beyond)

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

Engineering Our Technology

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Optical Sciences and Engineering
  • Materials Sciences and Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering

Engineering Our Health

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

Engineering Our Society

  • Civil Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
SEA Interdisciplinary Program

Summer Camp Employment for Current Students

Summer Engineering Academy 2021 employed approximately 5 current undergraduate students from engineering-related majors to work as part-time virtual Counseling and Administrative staff.  We are always looking for current students who are interested in gaining leadership skills, working to inspire youth in STEM, and serving their community. Previous experience working with youth is a plus, but not required. Applications for summer 2022 will be available in spring. Interested in learning more? Contact


Donors have been integral to the growth of the Summer Engineering Academy. From scholarship support to curriculum development and supplies, every donation has a direct impact on making the program a success and inspiring the next generation of engineers.

A special thanks to our 2021 sponsors:


For information on how you can support the Summer Engineering Academy, please contact the SEA staff at

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contact To learn more about the UA’s Summer Engineering Academy, call 520.621.6032 or email