Summer Engineering Camp

The K-12 STEM Center follows all University guidelines for protecting students, families, teachers, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic and reopening attempts.

The Northrop Grumman Summer Engineering Camp is a camp in which current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students explore aerospace, civil, electrical, environmental and mechanical engineering with hands-on activities such as rockets, circuits, bridges and robots. Students also explore computer science by learning to code and write apps. Northrop Grumman Summer Engineering Camp (previously Viterbi Summer Engineering camp and the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp) serves 32 students each year and has been a part of USC Viterbi for over 10 years.

The 2021 summer engineering camp will either be virtual or physically in-person depending on university, local and state guidelines.

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The camp is FREE.

Time and Dates

The camp will run from July 19 to July 30 with Monday to Friday of each week. We are planning for a physical in-person camp with a tentative schedule of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day of the camp. However, the final format of in-person or virtual will depend on university guidelines. For physical in-person sessions, lunch will be provided and selected participants will be responsible for own transportation to and from the USC campus.

Application Details

The two parts of the application must be received by May 31. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline. All applicants will be notified by email regarding application status no later than the the middle of June. Application forms are to the right.

Application Requirements

  • Submit a complete application, including the online application form with school transcripts and teacher recommendation.
  • Currently enrolled in the 5th, 6th or 7th grade.
  • Have at least a B average in science and math classes.
  • Must attend both weeks of camp.
  • Priority will be given to low-income students based on participation in the free and reduced lunch program.
  • Priority will be given to active MESA, Mission Science and Viterbi STEM School students and students at schools affiliated with the K-12 STEM Center.

2021 Camp Information

July 19 to July 30, 2021
Monday to Friday of each week

Two Part Application:

Part 2: Teacher Recommendation



Application Materials Due May 31, 2021


Notification by June 15, 2021 (email)