Electrical and Computer Engineering Summer Institute

Are you an aspiring electrical or computer scientist or engineer?

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Drexel University is pleased to announce the 2024 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.

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.

Dates: July 22 - July 25, 2024

Registration and Fee

  • Applicant must be a rising high school junior or senior as of Fall 2024.
  • $400 registration fee (includes hardware).
  • Complete this application form. Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2024. 

Contact Us

For more information and questions please contact Professor Nagarajan (Naga) Kandasamy at nk78@drexel.edu or Professor Christopher Peters at cwp27@drexel.edu.