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Future Engineers Summer Camps


Future Engineers summer camp program is cancelled for the summer 2021 sessions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please check back regarding the 2022 season. Thank you for your understanding.

Please contact Erin Caples by email: with any questions or concerns.

Visit the UMass Lowell Coronavirus Updates webpage for the most recent information.

2020 Future Engineers summer Camp COVID-19 update:

The Francis College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is excited to host two, overnight, week-long summer camps for high school students in July 2020.

Discover the world of engineering through hands-on projects and interactions with students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Future Engineers Summer Camp Online Application

July 12-17, 2020

July 19-24, 2020

Have you ever wondered how autonomous vehicles navigate traffic? How a plastic water bottle can be transformed into a fidget spinner? Or how power is harnessed from the sun, wind, and water? Students will learn about the many different forms of engineering, from the internet of things, to sustainability, to infrastructure. Potential camp projects include:

  • Building a "smart" lockbox.
  • Create a re-usable water filter for household use.
  • Design and build a more efficient battery.
  • Build a low-cost biosensor using origami.
  • Design a "smart" bridge.
  • Build an acoustic sensor for monitoring infrastructure.


Students entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the Fall of 2020 are eligible to apply. Interested students must submit the following to complete their application package:

  • Letter of Recommendation from Faculty member or Guidance Counselor
  • Transcript
  • 250 word (half page) essay detailing their interest in Engineering

Cost & Registration

The cost of the one-week camp is $1,500. This includes all materials, room, and meals for the week (Sunday afternoon through Friday afternoon). Limited scholarships (full and partial) are available by application. Limited space is available. Registration and applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. A non-refundable $100 application fee applies.

There is a 10% Early Bird discount if registered by April 1, 2020.

Discounts are also available for UMass Lowell employees and for sibling registrations.

*2020 Future Engineers Summer Camp Registration will open on March 1, 2020.

Participating Institutions

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Contact Us

Erin Caples
Director, Future Engineers Summer Camps
Phone: 978-934-2572