The Summer Youth Program will introduce you to careers and allow you to develop new skills through laboratory, classroom, and field experiences. The program includes more than seventy one-week explorations, scheduled over a four-week period. You may attend only one exploration per week, but can register for multiple weeks. Last summer, almost 1,000 students attended SYP from all over the United States, Puerto Rico, India, South Korea, and Canada.
An exploration is an intensive week-long look at a particular field or area of interest and is offered in seven different categories designed to introduce you to a world of opportunities. Explorations allow you to learn to use a computer, rappel, or perform diagnostic chemical tests. In other explorations you could paint a landscape, backpack through a scenic wilderness area, or cast molten metal. Each exploration is lead by a Michigan Tech faculty member, graduate student, or other specialist in that particular field. You will spend approximately thirty-two hours investigating your area of interest through classroom activities, hands-on laboratory exercises, field trips, and discussions with your instructors and other students.
Enrollment is open until classes are full. Classes are limited to 20 or less students. Fee for day students is $450. and for residential students is $750. per week.