Design a Summer to Remember!

For more than 30 years, the Arizona Summer Engineering Academy (SEA) has offered summer outreach programs for rising 9th through 12th graders, as well as 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 student on design projects and hands-on activities
  • Meet mentors and learn about engineering degreesresearch and careers
  • 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

* Class of 2024 graduates

SEA 2024 Schedule

This year, SEA will be offering day camps which are three-days long and bringing back two residential programs. Accommodations will only be provided for the residential programs, but you are welcome to plan a trip to Tucson with your family and visit local attractions while your high school student(s) attends SEA.

Registration will open by the end of February.

Week 2: June 10-14:  
Experience Engineering Overnight Camp(Rising 11th - graduated 12th graders)

Week 3: June 18-20:  
Women in Engineering 3-Day Camp(Rising 9th - 12th)

Week 4: June 25-27:  
Engineer Society 3-Day Camp (Rising 9th - 12th)

Week 5: July 8-11:    
Experience Engineering Overnight Camp(Rising 11th - graduated 12th graders)

Week 6: June 16-18: 
Engineering the Environment 3-Day Camp (Rising 9th - 12th)

Week 7: June 23-25: 
ChallENGe Accepted 3-Day Camp(Rising 9th - 12th)

SEA 2023 Recap & Photo Album

Thank You SEA Campers!

We have reached the conclusion of another successful Summer Engineering Academy program! SEA 2023 featured a new 3-day in person formatting (4 weeks) and a 3-day virtual camp (1 week) bringing students projects, activities, presentations, and real-life experiences from 15 of our engineering disciplines. We want to thank our incredible campers, parents, faculty, and staff for an amazing summer and wish everyone a great start to the school year.

SEA 2023 Photo Album

To view photos from this years in-person camp sessions, please click the button below for the full SEA 2023 album!

Photo Album >

Summer Engineering Academy

Summer Engineering Academy 2024

If you’re looking for information on how to join us next summer, keep an eye out on our website starting in January 2024! If you’d like the most up to date communications from us at SEA, please subscribe to our email service using the link found at the bottom of this page, monthly updates will begin November 2023. If you have any immediate questions, please email We’d love to hear from you! 


Summer Camp Employment for Current Students

Summer Engineering Academy 2023 employed approximately 6 current undergraduate students from engineering-related majors to work as part-time virtual & in-person 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. To inquire about future opportunities, reach out to

SEA Interdisciplinary Program


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 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


  1. Do I need any engineering background to attend camp?
    No, you do not need any engineering background for these camps! The programs are open to everyone within the age range listed and interested in learning about engineering. We welcome students from all schooling backgrounds, including homeschooled students. However, our camps are best-suited for a certain type of individual. Students who do well in our camp enjoy science, technology, and engineering and/or mathematics courses or extracurricular activities.

  2. What is the registration process?
    Registration will open sometime in the spring. Sign up for updates and to be the first to know when registration is available.

  3. Can I receive a refund?**

    Yes, refunds are available within a certain time if cancellation occurs: Full-refund requests must be made within 7-days of your registered session. Half-refund requests must be made within 72 hours of your registered session. Any refund request made after these two deadlines will not be honored.

  4. Are scholarships available?
    Need based scholarships are available. You will have the opportunity to indicate your desire to apply for a need based scholarship upon registration. 

    By registering and paying the registration fee up front, you secure your place in SEA; however, this does not guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship. 
    If you are having trouble paying the registration fee up front, contact the SEA Team at

  5. What is the time commitment?

    In-person and virtual camps run 9:00am – 4:00pm. We ask that parents/students check-in no later than 8:50am and check-out no later than 4:30pm for in-person programming. Lunch cards will be provided to students along with a 45-minute lunch period during the middle of the day.

  6. What is included in the fee for the camp?

    Both in-person and virtual camps cost $240 for a 3-day week. Individual day registration is not available. The fee covers the cost of hosting the event for your student as well as covering our undergraduate student staff. The registration fee also covers the cost of all program experiences, including hands-on activity kits,  shipping (virtual programs), supplies needed throughout the week, instruction and supervision by camp staff and UA faculty/graduate students, and some awesome SEA swag! This swag includes participant T-shirt, drawstring bag, notebook and a reusable water bottle.