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Explore Engineering Overview

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Program Introduction

We are excited to welcome you to the Texas Tech Whitacre College of Engineering! This camp will provide an opportunity to spend a week as a Texas Tech Engineering student. You will be introduced to engineering concepts and gain experience with classroom lectures, hands-on group projects, and campus life. Your day will be structured as a current engineering student. We will also highlight campus resources such as admission requirements, financial aid, student support, and many more. You will reside in a residence hall on campus for the week to bring your campus experience full-circle.A few commuter spots are available for local student. As a commuter you will get to participate and experience all activities minus residence hall stay

This week will bring you firsthand insight to the world of engineering and Texas Tech University

Who Should Apply?

This camp is targeted to male and female high school juniors and seniors with an interest in pursuing a career in engineering.

  • You must be entering your junior or senior year in high school
  • You should have completed Algebra and Chemistry
  • Along with your application, mail or email the following documents:
  • A copy of your high school transcript
  • Two recommendation forms from a counselor, teacher, school administrator, or employer
  • A one page (typed, double spaced) essay introducing yourself, expressing your interest in engineering, and why you would like to pursue a career in engineering

Participants will be chosen based on their transcript, recommendation letters, and essay. Accepted applicants will be notified by mail by May 1, 2017 or upon acceptance, you will need to send additional documentation and the $350 camp fee($200 for the commuter fee).

  • USPS: Whitacre College of Engineering c/o Jamie Perez, Explore Engineering, Box 43103 Lubbock, TX 79409-3103


Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about this camp in Lubbock, TX..

Overview of the Week

Dates and Location

Sunday, June 18 – Friday June 23, 2017
Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas

Registration for Explore Engineering camp opens February 2017.



Check in to residence halls, campus tours, and welcome dinner.

Monday - Thursday

Morning lectures on engineering concepts, seminars on admissions, financial aid, and campus resources. Afternoon includes engineering projects, dinner, campus activities.


Week review for parents, final group presentations (parents welcome).



Cost covers residence hall stay, meals, project supplies, camp T-shirt, and campus activities. Extra spending money may be sent upon the discretion of the parents, which can be spent on Texas Tech memorabilia, snacks at the on-campus stores, and/or lost key to residence hall.

Full cost per participant is $600. Through a generous contribution from Conoco Phillips, each student receives an automatic $250 scholarship toward the cost of the summer camp.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for any reason you must do so by Friday, May 19, 2017. No refunds will be given after that date.

The Whitacre College of Engineering reserves the right to cancel the camp due to insufficient registrations. If event is cancelled for any reason, you will be notified immediately and all fees will be returned in full.

If you have questions regarding registration, please contact:

Jamie L. Perez
Director, Engineering Opportunities Center


The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, May 5, 2017. Submit application to outreach.coe@ttu.edu

FAQs for Students, Parents, and Counselors

More Questions?

Questions may be directed to outreach.coe@ttu.edu



Checklist to Acceptance

Explore Engineering Counselors

Submit the following to be considered: