Program Details

Eparticipants are typically students who are interested in pursuing an education/career in engineering.  Some of them know exactly what discipline they would like to pursue, and want to learn more about that area.  Others have a general idea, and a number of students are unsure of which discipline is right for them.  Our program provides them with the opportunity to explore the field of engineering and learn what each discipline entails in order for them to make an informed decision regarding their future.  Applicants are recommended by their high school math, science, or technology teachers.  Enrollment is restricted to 125 students each session.  These students receive:

  • Exposure to twelve Engineering Programs
  • On-campus housing and dining hall meals
  • Instruction from full-time faculty
  • Mentoring and coaching from current undergraduate engineering students
  • Access to state-of-the-art research areas
  • Access to our Engineering Learning Center and use of the center’s associated software
  • The opportunity to participate in the Young Engineering Science Scholars (YESS) program

Fee: $700 to attend the program. This covers housing, meals, project materials and supply costs.

Deadline to Apply: April 30th

*Depending on availability we may accept students after the deadline on a rolling basis*


  • Current high school student (sophomore or junior)


  • Sunday, June 21st to Thursday, June 25th, 2020
  • Sunday, June 28th to Thursday, July 2nd, 2020


  • University of Connecticut Storrs Campus


  • Learn about engineering
  • Discover new opportunities
  • Meet like minded people
  • Expand your mind

The School of Engineering offers twelve programs leading to a Bachelor of Science in the fields of:

This five-day residential engineering program will provide an opportunity to learn what engineers do in each field. Equally important, we can provide you with an opportunity to focus on a particular major by participating in the Young Engineering Science Scholars Program (YESS) activities. In the application process, each student will rank their preferred major choice.