Youth (7-18yrs)



Summer Engineering Bootcamp for High School Juniors and Seniors

Engineering Bootcamp

UW Colleges Regional Continuing Educa­tion is offering local high school students an opportunity to see first-hand the many career options that a degree in Engi­neering has! This is the perfect venue for high school students that want to become an engineer, but are not sure what exact field they would like to pursue due to the many facets of engineering that are available. This is a challenging, fun, and hands?on introduc­tory experience that exposes high school students to various engineering disciplines relevant to their interests. Students will learn about the exciting field of engineering from local engineers and engineering students, participate in engineering design projects, and visit local businesses to observe engineers at work. For one week in the summer, we visit a different local company each day, tour their facility, and speak with their engineers to learn what their day entails and how they landed their job position. During the week, we will explore civil, elec­trical, industrial/manufacturing, mechani­cal, material, and architectural engineering. Space is limited.

Student can enroll in this course with or without the college credit option.

With one UW credit: $499

Without UW credit: $299

Dates are as follows: 

UW Waukesha camp: Monday-Friday, August 14-28
UW Washington Co. camp: Monday-Friday, June 12- 16
UW Sheboygan camp: Monday-Friday, June 19-23


We are proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the 2017 Waukesha Colleges Science and Engineering Fair (WaCSEF) on February 25, 2017!



Waukesha Colleges Science & Engineering Fair (WaCSEF)

Saturday, Feb 25, 7:00am-3:30pm

Wisconsin Science Education Foundation is announcing the sixth year of the Waukesha Colleges Science and Engineering Fair, (WaCSEF). WaCSEF is a SE Wisconsin-wide fair, open to any high
school student (grades 9-12) that does not have a regional fair in their surrounding area. Students will be eligible for many awards and can continue to the Badger State Science and Engineering fair (BSSEF).


Science Fairs provide students with a way to investigate STEM technologies that they are interested in. Their project can be in many disciplines such as physics, math, computer sciences, medicine/health, behavior/social science, biology, chemistry/biochemistry, environmental science, and engineering.


Please visit for complete information and disciplines. The student or student team, along with their mentor, can tailor a project to best fit their STEM talents and interests.
WaCSEF follows the same set of procedures and rules as the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and is a great way for a student to progress to the BSSEF and ISEF!

If you would like to be a mentor, a judge, donate award prizes, or would like to contribute in any way, please contact or phone 262-521-5460.

Click here to see the flyer!

Click here for a schedule of events!

Click here for the WaCSEF website and information on how to register for this event! 

Want to become a sponsor this event? Contact Jim Jaeschke 




Youth Learning

Youth Learning-Exploring Space

Whether your child is interested in LEGOs, computers, space or engineering, we have programs to educate and entice!

Here is a sampling of our Youth Learning offerings for the winter and spring: 

  • Building our Future Through LEGOs (sessions for grades 3-8)

  • Exploring Astronomy and Space: Grades 6-9

  • Advanced LEGO Mindstorms

All of the classes listed above are taught by our experienced instructor, Dennis Roscoe. 

Meet Your Instructor!

Dennis Roscoe

Dr. Dennis Roscoe holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Neurophysiology from the University of Arizona, School of Medicine. He was a professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and a professor of Neurology at UW-Madison. He has combined his engineering and medical background to design and develop medical devices and has been the founder and president of two medical device companies. For the last ten years, he has also developed a passion for astrophotography and currently owns and operates his own personal observatory.