Programs for High School Students

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, in support of the university's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education outreach, offers a variety of programs to give high school students a taste of the engineering experience.  Students participate in hands-on engineering projects and learn firsthand about the kinds of challenges and rewards that come with an engineering career.

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Higher Steps

Currently offered in the fall and the spring, Higher Steps is a six-week program designed and taught by the SDSMT Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department.  For three hours every Saturday, high school students come to Mines and work on hands-on activities like soldering, programming, building a working radio, and robotics with our renowned faculty.

Science Summer Camp

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department participates in the SD Mines Science Summer Camps program.  Week-long programs limited to small student groups so each camper receives one-on-one attention.  The quality of the curriculum, the setting, the resources and facilities available on campus makes each SD Mines camp the highlight of the summer for students who participate.

Find more information at the SD Mines Events and Outreach website.