K-12 Programs & Resources

Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering & Science (GAMES) Camp

Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering & Science is an annual week long camp, designed to give academically talented high school aged girls an opportunity to explore exciting engineering and scientific fields through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and contacts with women in these technical fields.

More information about Games Camp.

Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Camp

Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering is an annual week long co-ed residential camp hosted by the College of Engineering for high school students interested in learning about different engineering disciplines through demonstrations, presentations, hands-on activities and contact with professors in engineering fields.

Engineering Open House (EOH)

Engineering Open House is an annual student-led event featuring two days of exciting exhibits and captivating competitions that showcase the talent and ingenuity of engineering students at the University of Illinois. The event is open to the public at no cost.

EOH 2015      EOH 2016

Pen Pals

Are you a middle school student interested in exchanging hand written or email letters with one of our current women engineering students? Sign up here to be matched with a current student as part of our Pen Pal program. Additionally, if you are in the Champaign-Urbana area or plan to attend Engineering Open House, your Pen Pal will invite you for a personalized tour around EOH (see above).

Pen Pal Letter      Pen Pals at EOH

Outreach Events

Our women engineering students participate in a variety of RSOs (Registered Student Organizations) that host K-12 Outreach events throughout the year. Please continuously check back here for updated information about upcoming events!

Check out our Fall 2016 Prospective Student Newsletter to learn more about our upcoming events!

IGED Circuit Board      Mommy Me and SWE Civil Table


SWENext Program is a way for girls ages 13-17 to learn and participate in engineering-introduction. SWENext provides a dynamic opportunity to learn, connect with peers and witness real women engineers in action. Participants can also meet women role models, which is a critical step toward enabling them to visualize themselves in a STEM career.

Engineergirl.org website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. Special features include interviews from current female engineers, “Try on a Career”, and information about competitions, contests, and scholarships.

Miss Possible Girls are continuously bombarded with messages about what they can and can’t do. Unfortunately, these don’t usually reflect all of the incredible possibilities available to them. Miss Possible wants to shake up what opportunities girls see for themselves by showing them women who succeeded in many fields.