Is SEE for me?
Do you enjoy:
- Math and science?
- Learning about engineering?
- Hands-on activities, and designing and building things?
- Problem solving and working in teams?
- Developing your thinking skills to solve real-world problems?
- Making the world a better place?
If you answered yes to these questions, and if you will be entering 8th or 9th grade in the fall, then the Summer Engineering Experience for Girls (SEE) is the program for you! SEE is open to eligible middle school students of any gender. SEE does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status, or genetic information.
(Residential Housing is NOT available during SEE. For this reason, we encourage applications from students who live within daily commuting distance of CMU’s campus. If your child is interested in submitting an application and you do not live in the area, please be aware that if your child is accepted, you are responsible for providing all housing accommodations and daily travel arrangements. All applicants must be able to commit to attending every day of the program from 9:00am – 3:00 pm.)
How will I learn to make the world a better place?
Solar power, fuels cells, climate change, hybrid cars…
In SEE, you will learn how you can make a difference as a future engineer. You will learn about different forms of energy and how you can create alternative and environmentally-friendly sources of energy that protect the environment. You will learn about heating a house, fueling a car, and creating efficient sources of electricity. You will also have the opportunity to explore how you personally would like to make a difference working with energy!
You will have the chance to work with engineers from all different areas in engineering, including chemical, civil and environmental, mechanical, and electrical and computer engineering.
When and where is SEE? How much does it cost?
The Summer Engineering Experience for Girls (SEE) runs for two weeks in July from Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The program is held every day at Carnegie Mellon University. All students who are accepted into SEE attend the program for free, and free lunches are provided every day.
How do I sign up for SEE?
If you are interested in attending SEE this summer, please send in the application form, which is downloadable from this web site, along with
- A copy of last report card
- Teacher Recommendation Form: completed and signed by your math or science teacher
- A one page essay:
- Why are you interested in SEE?
- What do you hope to learn in this program? (please give specific examples from your experience so the reader will gain a unique picture of who you are; can write on back of application or on separate sheet of paper)
Please send all application materials by the deadline (typically early May), to:
Dean's Office, College of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213