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.

Program Dates

Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2, 2020

Engineering Camp 2020 Online Sessions

Sessions will begin each day at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sessions include:

  • Polymers, Gels and Plastics Recycling, featuring Dean of Engineering Pat Mather and professors Kenny Mineart and Kat Wakabayashi, chemical engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering and Biomechanics, featuring professors Donna Ebenstein and Eric Kennedy, biomedical engineering, and Professor Ben Wheatley, mechanical engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and the Maker-E, featuring Bucknell electrical engineering major and author Emily Bayuk ’21 and Maker-E director Matt Lamparter
  • Genetic Engineering, Vaccines, Implants and Soft Biomaterials, featuring professors Elif Miskioglu and Brandon Vogel, chemical engineering
  • Aerosols and Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, featuring Professors Tim Raymond, chemical engineering, and Dabrina Dutcher, chemistry and chemical engineering
  • Food Engineering and Food Lab Tour, featuring Professor Margot Vigeant, chemical engineering

Sessions are open to registered campers only. For information, please email


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    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

    Please complete the application to be entered into our database to receive invitations for online sessions later this summer.

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    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.

    For More Information Contact: 

    Professor Erin Jablonski
    Associate Dean, College of Engineering
    Camp Director 

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

    College of Engineering


    235 Dana Engineering Building


    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.