• Real Engineering

    Get hands-on and build your own projects!

  • Broadening Expectations

    Expanding your knowledge of scientific understanding.

  • Cool Places on Campus

    Visit the "Big House", the largest stadium in the United States!

  • Engaging Experiences

    Enriching hands-on experiences in the classrooms and in lab.

Summer Engineering Academy (SEA)

The Summer Engineering Academy is a collection of summertime programs for middle and high school students that introduce them to engineering disciplines through exciting real-world challenges.  


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2018 Summer Engineering Academy | Program Dates

Program Dates
C-PHOM June 17, 2018 – August 9, 2018
SCEEP I June 17, 2018 – June 28, 2018
SCEEP II July 15, 2018 – July 26, 2018


SCEEP (Summer College Engineering Exposure Program)
Current 11th graders

The Summer College Engineering Exposure Program (SCEEP) is an 11-day residential program that exposes current U.S. domestic 11th-grade students to the engineering disciplines offered at U-M. The program includes:

  • Exposure to life on a college campus while living in Bursley Residential Hall
  • Classes designed to help students develop an understanding of engineering
  • Team-focused project-based learning through engineering design challenges
  • Informal discussions with College of Engineering alumni, faculty, staff, and students
  • Campus tours and workshops
  • 40-60 students are accepted in total

For complete program information and FAQs, click HERE.

2018 Program Costs

  • The total program cost is $2,000 per participant. However, through university support and donor funds, the final cost per participant is $500.00
  • Financial assistance available. Additional information regarding financial assistance to subsidize the $500.00 may be requested 
  • Fees are not due until after the student has been accepted into the program
  • Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Detroit/Ann Arbor, MI area

C-PHOM (Center for Photonic and Multiscale Nanomaterials)
Current 11th graders

The C-PHOM High School Research Program allows 5-10 students to participate in research within the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. High School students taking part in this eight-week program will receive hands-on research experience in nanophotonics, nanomaterials, or nanophysics. Through this hands-on research opportunity, we aim to enhance the recruitment and retention of a diverse student population in science. 

Students must meet ALL of these eligibility criteria:

  • Must be 16 years old by the start of the program (no exceptions)
  • Must be legally entitled to work in the U.S.
  • Must attend high school locally (within a 50‐mile radius of The University of Michigan)
  • Must have an interest in science or engineering
  • Must demonstrate maturity and initiative.

Students are not likely to be selected unless they meet MOST of these criteria:

  • Have at least a 3.5 GPA
  • Have earned all As and Bs in science and math classes completed in high school
  • Are a rising senior

For more information on how to apply, please click HERE.

*Financial support is possible based on demonstrated need. Cost should not deter you from applying to SEA! For Michigan residents only, please apply for the Watson A. Young Scholarship.

For more K-12 program opportunities offered at the University of Michigan, click HERE