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Engineering Academy

Engineering Academy is a summer program that aims to cultivate the academic potential of rising high school seniors by preparing them for a bright future in engineering. We welcome and encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

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What is Engineering Academy?

Engineering Academy is a summer program that brings together high school students from across the greater Seattle area. This academic program is designed to help you explore engineering and develop problem-solving skills essential to meeting college-level math and engineering standards.

Program dates

Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29, 2022

Programming will take place over a week in the summer, Monday - Friday tentatively from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the UW Seattle campus.

Session attendance is mandatory. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from campus.

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Eligibility

We strongly encourage students from the following backgrounds to apply

  • African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian descent
  • First-generation college students
  • Low-income students

All applicants will be considered regardless of whether or not they match the criteria above.

Other application criteria; preferred but not required

  • Strong academic record: 3.0 GPA or higher
  • An active leader in high school and/or community

What is the cost of participating in Engineering Academy?

Thanks to the generous contributions of our corporate and individual donors, this summer program is free of cost to participants.

Application components

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