Youth (7-18yrs)



Thinking of majoring in Engineering? This summer Engineering Bootcamp for High School Juniors and Seniors is a great place to start your career planning!

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 14-18
UW Washington Co. camp: Monday-Friday, June 12- 16
UW Sheboygan camp: Monday-Friday, June 19-23


Youth Learning

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 year: 

  • LEGO Engineering
  • The Incredible Robo-Foundry; Quadcopter Edition
  • Life in mud puddles, ponds and steams
  • Stop Dr. Drain!
  • Intro to Developing a 3D Video Game Character

All of the LEGO Engineering listed above are taught by our experienced instructor, Dennis Roscoe, PhD. 

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.