Electrical and Computer Engineering Summer Institute

July 24 - 27, 2023

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Drexel University is pleased to announce the 2023 virtual summer institute for rising high school students.

Students will learn the basics of computer programming in the Python programming language, as well as the basics of programming embedded systems, using the ESP32 which is a low-cost, low-power microcontroller with integrated Wi-Fi. The summer camp will be taught by faculty and students in the Drexel ECE Department.

There are no prerequisites for enrollment. Students do not need to know how to program a computer, nor need to have any experience with electronics.

The content is well-suited for rising junior and senior students potentially interested in computer or engineering-related college major.

Program Overview

Students working in lab

The four-day virtual summer camp on computer programming and hardware
gives aspiring engineers the chance to learn about how fundamental disciplines within ECE, such as signal processing, computer hardware and software, circuits, and algorithms, contribute to the technology that powers our world, from cell phones to autonomous vehicles. 


The engineering summer camp is delivered by remote synchronous learning on Zoom. Students must have access to a computer. Hardware will be mailed to student home address in advance. Computer must have USB port to plug in the microcontroller board. Access to a smartphone that can connect to a Wi-Fi network is desirable.

Registration and Fee

Applicant must be a rising high school junior or senior as of Fall 2023.

$400 registration fee.

Complete this application form. Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2023. 

More Information

Questions can be directed to Professor Nagarajan (Naga) Kandasamy, (nk78@drexel.edu), Professor Christopher Peters (cwp27@drexel.edu).