The College of Engineering is actively engaged in nurturing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies in our community and to the region's youth, such as the Philadelphia Youth for STEM (PY-STEM) and high school robotics institute.
Temple's Philadelphia Youth STEM camp is an inclusive, two-week long experiential learning program for middle schoolers interested in exploring science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our goal is to spark a curiosity in understanding how things around us work and to demonstrate that no matter our age, we are never done learning.
Curriculum includes hands-on, problem-based learning experiences, contextual learning via lab tours and demonstrations, as well as teamwork and leadership training. Campers will work closely with mentors from Temple's College of Engineering as they explore the interdisciplinary field of engineering, design thinking, and problem solving.
Regardless of previous STEM exposure, students will be immersed in a forward-thinking program which takes an integrated approach to exploring STEM.
June 27 – July 8:
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm
Who is eligible to apply
You will have completed the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade in 2022
You are curious to learn more about science, engineering, math and technology
You want to learn how you can support diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM
Cost and Scholarships
The program fee is $550 for the two-week program.
Scholarships are available based on financial need.
Summer Robotics Institute
Learn how to build a mobile robot and program it to perform fascinating tasks such as autonomous obstacle avoidance, following lane lines, playing music, dancing, and much more! You will be shown how to control a mobile robot remotely and be given resources to extend your robotics and electronics knowledge well beyond this course. It will be a great introduction to a college program in electrical and computer engineering.
Students will build an autonomous, programmable mobile robot and be introduced to some of the exciting concepts in robotics and electronics. The application of these concepts and their connection to electrical and computer engineering will be described. The course will provide extensive project-based learning experiences in a university electrical and computer engineering laboratory environment.
Topics to be covered are:
Sensors, motors, microcontrollers, and electrical components
Building an autonomous mobile robot
Visual programming with Makecode
Object oriented programming with python
Programming robot to perform obstacle avoidance, lane line following, and more
Microbit microcontrollers and resources to extend your knowledge
Temple professors, graduate and undergraduate students will instruct you every step of the way in the state of the art electronics laboratory. There's no homework, but you will be challenged to learn about autonomous programmable robots and the different areas of electrical and computer engineering.
The camp takes place:
July 11 – July 29
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Temple University's Office of Pre-college Programs offers a breadth of opportunities for students entering grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 to experience Temple University academics while exploring potential college majors through non-credit workshops. Engineering offerings include:
Bioengineering & 3-D Printing
Transform the lives of people and animals who have limb loss or disabilities by learning how to make prosthetics, orthotics, or other adaptive devices in an affordable way--through 3-D printing and other manufacturing technologies. You will work in a group to apply design thinking principles to the challenge of creating functional devices and will learn how to assemble them.
Industrial & Systems Engineering: Supply Chain Challenge
Industrial and systems engineers plan, design, implement and manage integrated systems in a variety of industries which incorporate people, material, information and equipment so that performance, reliability and cost can be assured. In this workshop, you will learn how to optimize the distribution of goods and services by simulating a vaccine distribution network. You will explore some of the challenges faced with vaccinating residents without knowing how many people would want to receive the vaccine and how many doses are shipped from a supplier. You will practice making the same tough decisions that vaccine makers have made, and explore the complexities of the problem, working with other students to maximize the number of shots received.
STEM Design: Sustainability Challenge
Apply STEM problem-solving skills to develop and design products that address problems arising from the changing climate. You will learn basic coding skills using Arduino and will program a microcontroller to sense and react to things like moisture, sound, light and more. Practice prototyping and manufacturing skills and present your new product idea at the end of the program.