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    Discover Engineering

    Spend time learning about this exciting field that offers career opportunities as diverse as electric power, consumer electronics, nanomaterials and devices.

Adventures in Engineering

Do you think you have the “knack” to be a future engineer but are not sure in which area you want to specialize?

Through this adventure, you will experience different types of engineering and find out what engineers really do in mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical and biomedical engineering. Throughout the week, you’ll gain a clearer picture of what it means to earn a degree in one of these fields.

Your adventure will include hands-on activities and building sessions in university labs in each area of engineering so you can personally experience how each field is unique and fascinating. This experience will help you decide which area of engineering you want to pursue.


Program Dates and Audience

  • July 18-23, 2021
  • Rising 9-12 grade students

Program Fees

Choose from:

  • Commuting Scholar - $575
  • Commuting Scholar Plus Evening - $665
  • Residential Scholar - $975

 Plus $25 Lab Fee

Meet Your Instructor


Dr. Edward P. Gatzke

Dr. Gatzke holds over 20 years of experience at UofSC and the College of Engineering and Computing with research interests in the area of process modeling, control, and optimization. He has developed new methods to model, control, and optimize chemical processes. He has developed new global optimization techniques applied to various process systems engineering problems. Dr. Gatzke has received the Outstanding Faculty and Staff Partner Award from the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support. The award recognizes a member of the UofSC faculty who has demonstrated significant support for the division, the division’s programs and services and the overall quality of campus life. 


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