Summer Engineering Camp

The Northrop Grumman Summer Engineering Camp is a two week camp in which 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.

  • Cost

    Depending on funding, the cost of this two-week camp is $750. However, all low-income students accepted into the camp will receive a FULL SCHOLARSHIP; this will be based on participation in the free and reduced school lunch program.

  • Time and Dates

    The camp runs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday each week of the camp. Lunch will be provided each day of the camp. Selected participants will be responsible for own transportation to and from the USC campus daily.

  • Application Details

    All three parts of the application must be received by May 1. 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 end of May. Application forms are to the right.

2020 Camp Information

July 20 to July 31, 2020 – tentative
(Monday to Friday each week)

Three Part Application:
(available in January 2020)

  • Part 1: Online Application
  • Part 2: School Records Form
  • Part 3: Teacher Recommendation Form


  • Camp Flyer in English
  • Camp Flyer in Spanish/Espanol

Application Materials Due May 1, 2020

Notification by May 31, 2020 (email)

Application Requirements

Submit a complete application, including the application form, school records form, 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 active MESA or Viterbi STEM School Partner students


For more information, please contact Ben Louie at or (213) 740-5708.