CANCELED — Engineering Design Workshop 2017
There is no day or residential program for high school students this year.
As an alternative, the Montshire Museum of Science, is offering day programs for students entering grades 7-8 and 9.

Engineering Design
Workshop at Dartmouth

2 weeks of summertime hands-on projects for high school students entering grades 11 & 12

Design it! Build it!

Participants will spend two weeks collaborating with faculty and staff from Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth to design, build, and test engineering prototypes.

The workshop is for high school students entering grades 11 & 12 who want to:

  • be creative
  • solve problems through design solutions
  • use advanced tools for design (SolidWorks) and machining (such as laser-cutting and 3D printing)
  • build stuff and make new things

Week one will focus on problem-solving, design thinking, and spatial reasoning.

Week two will focus on selecting, designing and building an engineering prototype.


2017 program had been canceled.


Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

Day Program

Price: $750  |  Capacity: 10

Includes participation in all scheduled activities as well as prototyping supplies, teaching assistant support, lunch and snacks. Day students will not sleep on campus, and breakfast and dinner are not included. Core workshop activities take place between 9am – 5pm. 

Residential Program

Price: $2,000  |  Capacity: 30

Includes overnight, supervised accommodations, all meals and snacks, plus extracurricular activities for evenings and the weekend. 


Space is limited and fills quickly. Apply early!

Sneak Peek

Vids and pics from previous years

Application Guidelines


High school students entering grades 11 or 12 in the Fall of the year who are interested in a creative and collaborative engineering experience.


First-come, first-serve with preference given to students who have not previously attended. Additional applications will be placed on a wait list.


Partial need-based scholarships are available.
Scholarship Application (PDF)


Payment is due by April 1.
Day Program: $750
Residential Program: $2,000