• Engaging Experiences

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

  • 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.  

 Thank you for your interest and please check back in January 2018 to apply for SEA 2018. Click HERE to sign up for our mailing list to be notified when SEA Applications are available.

2018 Summer Engineering Academy | Program Dates

Program Dates
C-PHOM June 17, 2018 – August 10, 2018
SCEEP I June 19, 2018 – June 29, 2018
SCEEP II July 24, 2018 – August 3, 2018


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

SCEEP is an 11-day program that familiarizes students with the engineering disciplines offered at U-M and acquaints them with the university campus, support services, and other resources. Students live in Bursley Residential Hall while attending the program.

Classes are designed to help students develop an understanding of engineering, its disciplines, as well as the role interdisciplinary learning plays in growing strong engineers. As a team, students work on an engineering design challenge and develop a professional portfolio. Their experience is enhanced by tours of engineering departments and facilities, along with presentations given by university staff on the admissions and financial aid process. Informal discussions with College of Engineering alumni, faculty, staff, and students enhance students’ experiences. Some of the participants are given the opportunity to take part in a SAT Prep course to ensure their application to the College of Engineering is as strong as possible.

The program is conducted in two sessions in July. Applicants can choose to participate in Session 1 or 2 or indicate “no preference.” 40-60 students are accepted in total. Participants attend four core classes – Technical Communications, Engineering Concepts, Engineering Math, and Professional Development – throughout the eleven days of the program. 

The total program costs for SCEEP is TBD. 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 University of Michigan College of Engineering. We work mainly with math and science teachers to recruit students. To be considered for this program, applicants must provide recommendations by their math and science teachers.

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.