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Engineering Academy

Engineering Academy is a free, one-week summer program that prepares Washington state students for a bright future in engineering! We welcome and encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

What is Engineering Academy?

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Engineering Academy brings together high school students from across the greater Seattle area for a five-day introduction to engineering. Participants will engage in hands-on design challenges, build connections with engineering students and faculty and explore how different engineering disciplines make an impact!

Program dates

Engineering Academy 2024 will take place on Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26.

Each day, programming will take place in person from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the UW Seattle campus. Students are responsible for their transportation to and from campus.

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Who is eligible to apply?

  • Must be a high school sophomore (10th grade) or junior (11th grade) during the current academic year
  • Must attend high school in the greater Seattle area
  • Must provide your own transportation to and from the UW-Seattle campus on Engineering Academy dates
  • Prior engineering experience or knowledge is not required

All Washington state high school students who meet the above eligibility requirements may apply to participate in Engineering Academy. 

Students from underrepresented backgrounds (American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian) and future first-generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application components

  • Applicant information
  • School information form
  • Unofficial high school transcript (from your school)
  • UW-sponsored program participation
  • Two short-response questions
  • Legal guardian information

What is the cost of participating in Engineering Academy?

This summer program is free of cost to participants thanks to the generous sponsorship of T-Mobile.

Thank you to our sponsors:

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