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Lehigh University Summer Engineering Institute

July 10, 2016 - August 6, 2016
Lehigh University | Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

UPDATE: The student application deadline has passed. We are no longer accepting applications. Thank you to everyone who applied.

Lehigh University’s Summer Engineering Institute (SEI) is a four-week summer residential program of intensive classroom study and research for exceptionally talented, rising high school juniors and seniors. Hosted by Lehigh’s P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, SEI provides enrichment experiences in the fields of engineering and technology.

A major goal of the program is to encourage young talent to pursue careers in these areas and other STEM disciplines, thereby fostering global competitiveness in engineering and technology and other STEM disciplines. The core of the program is a cooperative living and learning environment, in which participants are encouraged to work in teams, to solve complex problems, both in the classroom and in the laboratory, using the sophisticated technology and facilities available at Lehigh University.

To keep pace with the rapid changes in professional technologic inquiry, SEI Grand Challenges may change from year to year. The courses and research opportunities listed below provide a general picture of the experiences students can expect. Core Courses (taken by all students in the program) will be based on the following Grand Challenges for Engineering and focus on the following themes:

  • Energy
  • Health Care / Bioengineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Transportation / Infrastructure
  • Environment / Sustainability
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Personal Electronics
  • 3D Printing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Military Technology

These core courses will also cover fundamentals from each of Lehigh’s seven engineering departments including: Industrial and Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science and Engineering.

SEI faculty are recruited mostly from Lehigh University, but may include educational leaders from other institutions.