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With the coronavirus outbreak, many Summer Youth families are wondering what the impact will be on this summer’s Summer Youth programs. At this time, we’ve made no changes to our schedule. We’re closely monitoring the situation, and, if faced with changes, we’ll alert you as soon as possible. Not on our email list yet? Sign up now.

Introduction to Engineering Design & Process

Explore the engineering design process in this project-based course. Through lectures and open-ended design problems, you’ll learn about the design process, teamwork, engineering specialties and tools, creative and analytical thinking, and engineering professionalism. Participate in hands‐on engineering design activities using a variety of tools and materials, and assess your interest in engineering as a career by learning about different engineering disciplines and careers through projects and guest speakers. During the second week, you’ll work on a culminating project in robotics, with the last day reserved for an open house and presentations to family and friends.

Who It’s For

This program is for incoming 10th to 12th graders. 


Wei-Chih Wang is an affiliated associate professor in the UW Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. His principal research is in the area of optical MEMS, fiber-optic sensors, and advance materials and structure. Wei-Chih is passionate about engaging youth in STEM-related learning. He believes students learn most effectively about technology through hand-on experience with materials than from textbooks and theory.

More Information

See the Things to Know section for details about registration policies, transportation and parking, and more.


Jul 6–Jul 17, 2020

9 a.m.–3 p.m.
UW Seattle
Refund Deadline
May 13 (100%)