• Broadening Expectations

    Expanding your knowledge of scientific understanding.

  • Become Part of the Michigan Family

    Experince once-in-a-lifetime opportunites.

  • Experiment

    Perform interesting experiments and broaden you knowledge of the world around you!

  • Cool Places on Campus

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

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.  

Click HERE to access the SCEEP application

Click HERE to access the C-PHOM application

ATTENTION: SEP and MITE will not be offered in summer 2018. However, the Center for Educational Outreach posts K-12 Summer Academic Opportunities on their website, HERE.

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.

Application Deadline

  • Applications due: 11:59pm EST on March 30, 2018  
  • Recommendations due: 11:59pm EST on April 13, 2018 
  • SAT/ACT Scores due: 11:59pm EST on May 1, 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

Application Deadline

  • Applications due: Midnight on March 1, 2018  

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.