Engineering Camp

Explore engineering and kick-start your college experience by experimenting in real research labs with Bucknell's world-class faculty. Engineering Camp is an academically challenging, hands-on introduction to the calling of engineering held on Bucknell's campus during the summer.

You'll discover the many different areas where engineers apply their skills, study the latest technologies that shape our world and learn how the scientific phenomena you've studied in school are applied by professional engineers. The program is packed with hands-on experiments to ignite your curiosity.

Engineering Camp 2020

Online Sessions

Polymers, Gels and Plastics Recycling, featuring Dean of Engineering Pat Mather and professors Kenny Mineart and Kat Wakabayashi, chemical engineering

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Biomedical Engineering and Biomechanics, featuring professors Donna Ebenstein and Eric Kennedy, biomedical engineering, and Professor Ben Wheatley, mechanical engineering

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Electrical Engineering and the Maker-E, featuring Bucknell electrical engineering major and author Emily Bayuk '21 and Maker-E director Matt Lamparter

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Genetic Engineering, Vaccines, Implants and Soft Biomaterials, featuring professors Elif Miskioglu and Brandon Vogel, chemical engineering

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Aerosols and Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, featuring Professors Tim Raymond, chemical engineering, and Dabrina Dutcher, chemistry and chemical engineering

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Food Engineering and Food Lab Tour, featuring Professor Margot Vigeant, chemical engineering

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    Engineering Camp 2021


    Sunday, June 27 to Thursday, July 1, 2021


    Engineering Camp welcomes students who will have completed grades 7 through 11 by the summer of the camp. Campers are placed in age-appropriate sections. Acceptance is subject to review of teacher and guidance counselor recommendations.

    Program 1: Open to students who will have completed 7th, 8th or 9th grade

    Program 2: Open to students who will have completed 10th or 11th grade

    How to Apply

    Step 1: Complete the online Application form.

    Step 2: Download the Teacher Recommendation and Counselor Approval forms and have one teacher and your guidance counselor complete them.

    Step 3: Email the completed Recommendation and Approval forms to

    View the application

    Tuition & Aid

    Tuition for a single residential student: $1,000.

    Tuition includes instruction and related course materials, laboratory and classroom supplies, housing and all meals.

    Need-based financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Contact us for for more information about financial aid.


    Students are housed in residence halls on the Bucknell campus with 24/7 supervision by residential assistants. Meals are provided by Bucknell Dining Services.


    During camp, you will live in a typical first-year dorm with a roommate. If you know someone else coming to camp, you can elect to room with them. You will eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in the all-you-can-eat cafeteria. A typical day is as follows:

    • 7:30 a.m.: Students are responsible for getting up and ready, eating and getting to class on time
    • 8:30 a.m.–noon: Morning instruction, involving lecture, demonstrations and/or laboratory experiences, typically divided into several shorter periods
    • Noon–12:50 p.m.: Lunch. Students are escorted to lunch and given free time after eating. Students are responsible for returning to class on time
    • 1 p.m.–4:15 p.m.: Afternoon instruction, involving lecture, demonstrations and/or laboratory experiences, typically divided into several shorter periods
    • 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.: Activity. Students can participate in a number of athletic or other activities accompanied by an RA
    • 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.: Dinner. Students return to dorms accompanied by an RA
    • 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.: Evening instruction and enriching activities (arts and humanities)
    • 9 p.m.: Free time in halls
    • 10:30 p.m.: Quiet time
    • 11 p.m.: Lights out

    For More Information Contact: 

    Professor Erin Jablonski
    Associate Dean, College of Engineering
    Camp Director 

    Stacy Woodley
    Administrative Assistant, Dean's Office & Engineering Corporate Relations

    Contact Details

    College of Engineering


    235 Dana Engineering Building


    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.