Discover Engineering!

About the Discover Engineering! Residential Program

In an effort to create a seamless transition for East Bay High School Engineering Pathway students to post-secondary education, as well as increase persistence to completion of STEM two- and four-year degree programs, the Discover Engineering! Residential Summer Program was developed in 2014.

Funded by Chevron, and supported by engineers, manufacturers and the construction industry, Discover Engineering! brings together Cal State East Bay engineering and construction management program professors and Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Engineering Pathway high school teachers to develop lasting relationships and to ensure a more robust link between students and their next-step strategies upon graduation.

Here’s a quick look at the Discover Engineering! week-long experience:

Students and teachers stay on-campus in dorms and experience college life. They are immersed in a 5-day rigorous engineering hands-on experience which blends lecture, laboratories and industry field visits along with career panels.

Bay Area LEEDS oversees the project and is responsible for working with PLTW teachers and Cal State East Bay Engineering faculty each year for six months to design, plan and implement the summer residency. Discover Engineering! also includes Cal State East Bay engineering students in the spring semester spending six weeks mentoring in PLTW classrooms along with a day-long visit to Cal State’s Engineering Program prior to the residency.

Only a limited number of spaces are available for PLTW students in the summer residency due to funding constraints. Therefore, participation is limited to students who are in Engineering Pathways in the following school districts at this time:

  • Mt. Diablo Unified School District
  • Pittsburg Unified School District
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District

Attendance is by invitation only.

If you do attend school in one of the above listed districts, click here to proceed to the online registration form.

Don’t go to school in one of these districts?

For students who do not reside in one of the above-listed districts, we are offering some other excellent camps. Please consider attending the Engineering, Construction & Manufacturing Camp being held at Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill campus, the Environmental Engineering Summer Camp held at Cal State East Bay Concord Campus, and the Biotechnology Summer Camp held at the San Ramon campus of Diablo Valley College.

Discover Engineering! is made possible by our sponsors: