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ITI Announces 2011 Summer High School Infrastructure Camp for Rising Junior and Senior High School Students


The Infrastructure Technology Institute at Northwestern University is happy to announce its 2011 Summer High School Infrastructure Camp for rising junior and senior high school students. This year’s camp is again offered as a 5-day, non-residential program on our Evanston Campus. We are excited this year to continue our collaboration with the Northwestern University Partnership for International Research and Education: Intelligent Structural Health Management (PIRE-ISHM) program. The PIRE-ISHM program is funded in part by the National Science Foundation and is engaged in cutting edge research in the field of Structural Health Monitoring that has found new prominence in the engineering field with the national focus on our country’s commitment to fix and maintain its infrastructure.

The 2011 camp is a free hands-on learning experience being held June 27 – July 1. Designed to be both educational and fun, each morning will begin with a lecture on elements of infrastructure and engineering presented by a Northwestern University faculty member. Each afternoon we will either embark on supervised field trips to prominent facilities that compliment the morning lectures, or campers will engage in a hands-on laboratory project. Each day ends with campers returning to campus for dismissal.

The goal of the ITI 2011 Summer High School Infrastructure Camp is to give students the opportunity to learn more about infrastructure and the engineering disciplines that support it from leading experts while providing a real-world experience through field trips to active field deployment sites and industrial and commercial facilities. We intend to pique the interest of participating students to pursue education and careers in engineering or related infrastructure fields, and to provide students with a richer understanding of how infrastructure works and the important role it plays in our society.

We invite you to recommend one or two students who may have expressed an interest in engineering and/or infrastructure, and who you feel would benefit from this camp experience. Camp attendance is limited. Student selection is based on recommendations and student’s statement of interest. The camp is completely free to students. All costs for camp materials, meals and field trips are covered by the Infrastructure Technology Institute and PIRE-ISHM.

See more information about previous camps here.