Pre-College Programs at Parks College
Our Pre-College Programs are designed to build interest in the fields of engineering and aviation for middle and high school students. We are constantly adding new programs and events that showcase the exciting possibilities that pursuing an education in engineering and aviation offer. Saint Louis University Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology is a strong supporter of pre-college STEM programs and Project Lead the Way initiatives. Our faculty, students and staff are excited to work with you and look forward to seeing you on campus.
Engineering, Aviation & Robotics Summer Academies
The goal of the Saint Louis University Engineering, Aviation & Robotics Summer Academies is to introduce high school juniors to the latest technology and career paths. Faculty and student mentors will guide students through modules in engineering, aviation and robotics. Students will also take a flight in an aircraft, complete a team project, stay in dorms and experience college life.
Camp Invention - Summer at SLU
July 25 - 29
We’re building the future, one thinker at a time. Camp Invention runs for one action-packed week. Each day, campers work in teams as they rotate between four fun-thematic modules. Each module brings new challenges to build upon what was learned the previous day. Just imagine what your child could experience: collaborate to build prototypes, following the example of National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees; upcycle and re-engineer with gears and gadgets, developing critical thinking skills and creativity; and explore science, technology, engineering and math enrichment, motivating a group to develop solutions to real-world problems.
Summer Transportation Institute
The St. Louis Summer Transportation Institute will introduce high school students from the greater St. Louis area to various modes of transportation and stimulate their interest in pursuing a career in transportation, aviation, engineering, science or technology. Students will learn about land, air and water transportation in a fun and inspiring environment.
The Billiken BEAMS Competition is a group based project opportunity in which students use their innovation to build a structure and then compete against other groups throughout the Saint Louis area. This year’s challenge is “A Bridge to Civil Engineering” in which student groups construct a supported road based bridge out of balsa wood. The winning team will design, construct and test the most effective bridge that meets competition evaluation criteria.