Summer Engineering Experience for Girls (SEE)-Engineering Research Accelerator - Carnegie Mellon University

Summer Engineering Experience for Girls (SEE)

Join us for SEE this summer!
July 10 – July 21, 2017

Is SEE for Me?

Do you enjoy:

  • Math and science?
  • Learning about engineering?
  • Hands-on activities, and designing and building things?
  • Problem solving and working in teams?
  • Developing your thinking skills to solve real-world problems?
  • Making the world a better place?

If you answered yes to these questions, if you are a girl, and if you will be entering 8th or 9th grade in Fall 2017, then the Summer Engineering Experience for Girls (SEE) is the program for you!

How Will I Learn to Make the World a Better Place?

Solar power, fuels cells, climate change, hybrid cars…

In SEE, you will learn how you can make a difference as a future engineer. You will learn about different forms of energy and how you can create alternative and environmentally-friendly sources of energy that protect the environment. You will learn about heating a house, fueling a car, and creating efficient sources of electricity. You will also have the opportunity to explore how you personally would like to make a difference working with energy!

You will have the chance to work with engineers from all different areas in engineering, including chemical, civil and environmental, mechanical, and electrical and computer engineering.

When and Where is SEE? How Much Does It Cost?

The Summer Engineering Experience for Girls (SEE) runs from July 10 – July 21, 2017, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The program is held every day at Carnegie Mellon University. All girls who are accepted into SEE attend the program for free, and free lunches are provided every day.

Please contact Alicia Angemeer with any questions about the program at or by phone at (412) 268-5227.

How Do I Sign Up for SEE?

If you are interested in attending SEE this summer, please send in the application form, which is downloadable from this web site, along with

  • A copy of last report card
  • Teacher Recommendation Form: completed and signed by your math or science teacher
  • A one page essay: Why are you interested in SEE? What do you hope to learn in this program? (please give specific examples from your experience so the reader will gain a unique picture of who you are; can write on back of application or on separate sheet of paper)

Application Deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017.

Please send all application materials to:
Alicia Angemeer
Engineering Research Accelerator
6 Floor, Scott Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Funding for SEE 2017 is provided by the EQT Foundation and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA). Support is provided by Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering.

SEE 2017 Application Materials