Introduction to Engineering and Fabrication Studio


$1,595 per student; $100 deposit due upon registration

Date and Time

July 19-29 (M-Th), 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Note: All daytime programs are intended to be in person. In April, based on local and national guidelines around COVID-19, we will determine if the program should be run online. Should the program run online, the total cost of the program will be reduced, and your deposit will be applied toward the new program cost. Deposits are fully refundable until May 15. Please reference the refund policy for more information.

Program Registration

To register for this program, please create an account in our application portal using the button below. Once you create an account and log in, start a new "Pre-Collegiate Summer Application" and select the program you'd like to register for. Please note that a $100 deposit is due upon registration.



Rising 10th–12th graders


Illinois Institute of Technology
Mies Campus, John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center
10 West 32nd Street, Chicago, IL 60616

Program Description

In the first week, students will learn what biomedical, chemical, electrical, mechanical, civil, and environmental engineers do in their jobs through speakers and hands-on activities. Students will use Arduinos and 3D printers to explore areas of engineering in greater depth and to see how math and science provides a basis for technology innovation. In the second week, students can apply their skills and explore several design and fabrication techniques. The fundamentals of CAD software will be covered with an emphasis on producing functional components. Students will have the opportunity to use basic shop tools as well as laser cutters and 3D printers to complete their projects. Projects may incorporate the Arduino microcontroller as taught in the Introduction to the World of Engineering Course. Students must be present for the mandatory safety training taught on the first day of week two to continue in the course.


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