Summer Engineering Camp

The K-12 STEM Center follows all University guidelines for protecting students, families, teachers, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic: no events on or off campus, and staff are working remotely.

The Northrop Grumman Summer Engineering Camp is a camp in which current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students explore aerospace, electrical, civil 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.

Application deadline is EXTENDED to May 31, 2020. Summer engineering camp will proceed as planned with virtual sessions from July 27 to July 31 followed by monthly virtual and in-person sessions from August to December 2020.

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Time and Dates

The daily schedule for virtual sessions from July 27 to July 31 will be determined. Dates for monthly virtual/in-person sessions will also be determined. For 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 end of May. 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 or Viterbi STEM School students.

2020 Camp Information

July 27 to July 31, 2020*
*virtual sessions will be followed by monthly virtual/in-person sessions from August to December 2020

Two Part Application:
(closed as of June 1)

Part 2: Teacher Recommendation


Application Materials Due May 31, 2020

Notification by June 15, 2020 (email)