Consider Engineering

“Consider Engineering does a great job of showing all of the students what types of engineering there are and which one will be best for you.” 

– Meagan Dube, ’22

Please note that due to COVID-19 the 2020 Summer Program has been modified.

Students who applied last spring for the 2020 summer program have been invited to attend a modified one day program on campus this fall.  The roster for this program is closed.  Please contact us for wait list information.  Current high school juniors can apply for the 2021 program using the application below.

Stay during the summer, be inspired for life.

Consider Engineering is a challenging and rewarding four-day summer program for high school juniors to get a taste of college life and what it takes to be an engineer.

Be one of 108 students from Maine and around the U.S. invited to spend four days at the University of Maine participating in exciting engineering experiments, problem solving challenges, and great networking with faculty, practicing engineers and fellow campers—at no cost to you.

This program is offered three times in July to groups of 36 students who have completed their junior year of study, excel in math and science, and demonstrate communication and leadership skills. This free-of-charge educational and inspiring program is competitive, with only half the applicants gaining admission. Food and lodging is included.

What to expect


  • Form lifelong friendships
  • Experience campus life
  • Explore what it takes to be an engineer
  • Meet industry leaders
  • Work hands-on and in the field
  • Discover if engineering is right for you.


Interested in attending this year’s Consider Engineering Program? What are you waiting for?

2021 Application Deadline for current high school juniors: April 16, 2021

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5737 Jenness Hall, Orono, Maine 04469

217 Jenness Hall, Orono, Maine 04469