Summer Programs

“People who enjoy engineering and are successful in it tend to share common traits. The dominant engineering aptitude is structural visualization – the ability to visualize 3D objects in your mind. Analytical reasoning, mathematical ability, and to a lesser extent, memory for design are the other aptitudes that correlate with satisfaction and success in engineering, ” according to JETS. 12-2004 publication. Learn more
Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Program
This ten-week residential program on the campus of Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) is for recently admitted transfer students from community colleges, who are majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  Participants in this program will have the opportunity to work on cutting edge research projects with outstanding faculty members from the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering and the Marvin and June Brailsford College of Arts & Sciences. Students will also earn one research credit hour for participating in the REU at no cost to the participant. The goal of this program is to provide students an opportunity to learn more about the research activities at PVAMU, introduce them to the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, as well as graduate school opportunities at PVAMU and other universities.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2016
Program Dates: June 1 — August 14, 2016
Application Form    
Dr. Talitha Lewis, Director of Engineering Services, College of Engineering, Prairie View A&M University Phone: 936.261.9941,  Fax: 936.261.9868 Email:
CE2I – Roy G. Perry College of Engineering Enhancement Institute
logo_ce2iThe Roy G. Perry College of Engineering Enhancement Institute (CE2I) is an innovative and intensive summer bridge-to-college program designed to prepare students for the rigors of an Engineering, Computer Science, or Technology Curriculum and to aid with the transition between high school and college. The Institute is a five-week residential program, where participants will complete coursework in Math, Science, Technology, and Professional Development Activities. The Institute is math intensive. A math assessment test will be administered initially to determine the appropriate math placement. The program goal is to achieve a mastery of one math level higher than the student placed when he/she entered the program. The program will also introduce students to basic concepts in chemistry, physics, and computing. Students will experience professional development activities including field trips to area engineering and technology industries; personal and professional development seminars and workshops (i.e. time management, study skills, learning style inventories, effective use of study groups and seven (7) habits of successful people).
Application Deadline: May 1, 2016
Program Dates: July 10, 2016 — August 12, 2016
CE2I Summer 2016 Application Package
 Dr. Talitha Lewis, Director of Engineering Services, College of Engineering, Prairie View A&M University Phone: 936.261.9941, Fax: 936.261.9868 Email:
STI – Summer transportation Institute
STIThe Summer Transportation Institute (STI) caters to rising 11th and 12th grade students (completed 10th or 11th grade by Summer). This program is offered through he department of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 2000.  The STI program is funded by Federal Highway administration through Texas Department of Transportation with supplemental funding from The University Center for Transportation Mobility (  STI program is a four-week, on-campus (residential), learning opportunity for a diverse group of high school students. The program provides experiences for these students to enhance their awareness of career opportunities that exist in the engineering and transportation industry. The curriculum exposes students to new frontiers and adventures such as highway design, the transportation of people and cargo, intermodal (involving more than one form) transportation, safety, environmental issues and related career opportunities. Approximately 18-20 students receive a scholarship that covers the cost for participating in the STI program. The cost for participation is approximately $4,000 and the scholarship covers the entire cost, thus making the program free for the selected participants. 
Application Deadline: 3rd Monday of May
Please visit STI Website for more information and application package
BHSSC – The ExxonMobile Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp
exxonmobilThe ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (BHSSC) is a free, academic program of The Harris Foundation, which takes an active role in shaping education in students entering grade 6, 7, or 8 in the fall of 2009. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are critical to society’s infrastructure for the 21st century and preserving that future requires an investment, such as the BHSSC, in our youth today. This camp program was originally developed as a collaborative effort of the Harris Foundation, the Houston Independent School District, the University of Houston (UH) and the Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU), designed to support historically underserved and underrepresented students with limited opportunities. To obtain additional information and camp application, please click on the icons below.
Application Deadline : TBA
Program Dates: TBA
Pre-College Enrichment: MITES – Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science
MITES is part of a larger University program called Pre-College Enrichment. The MITES program specifically targets students interested in engineering, engineering technology, computer science, physics, chemistry and mathematics. MITES is open to all ethnic groups and is co-sponsored by Career Services and the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering.
Prairie View A&M University has sponsored the Institute for Pre-College Enrichment (PCI) since the summer of 1984. PCI is a two-week residential summer program, for talented high school students. The mission of the PCI program is to help prepare students for the new school year and assist them in preparation to pursue a college education in an area that interests them most. Students entering twelfth grade are assigned to a “Seniors On Track” group and receive emphasis on essay writing, college applications, funding for college, scholarship awareness and leadership. In the workshops, the students are:
  • Assessed in reading, counseled and encouraged to read as much as possible, expand vocabulary and sharpen critical thinking skills;
  • Assessed in math, review math concepts required for success in high school and college;
  • Assessed in writing, encouraged to write frequently, improve skills and to gain an appreciation for written communication by composing letters, e-mail, course assignments, also notes and journal entries;
  • Exposed to test taking skills and techniques to help prepare them for various academic skills test, TAKS, SAT, ACT, etc.
  • Challenged to return to school and take rigorous academic courses that encourage one to read critically, develop math skills and write effectively.
Application Deadline : May 6, 2016
Program Dates: June 12-25, 2016
Application Form
CREDIT Center of Summer Engineering Camp (CCSEC)
   This is a week-long resident program for High school students, male and female, who are interested in the field of Engineering. Students admitted to program will learn about engineering through hands – on activities, experiments and laboratory tours. The students will work in teams to solve engineering problems. In addition, the students will also learn how to succeed in College.
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