SYP Staff Hiring is OPEN!

Summer Youth Programs at Michigan Tech is now hiring! We’re looking for passionate individuals who enjoy working with youth and want to inspire the next generation of makers and doers. Each year we hire 50+ undergraduate and graduate students for a variety of roles that offer a rewarding experience that builds leadership and other critical interpersonal skills. Visit our website to learn more about each position and to view our SYP info-session recording.

To apply please download, complete, and submit the SYP Staff Application to outreach@mtu.edu along with your current resume. One of our staff members will then contact you to schedule your virtual interview. 

If you have questions you can contact us at 906-487-2219, email outreach@mtu.edu, or join us for our next in-person hiring information session on January 19 from 6-7pm in the MUB Alumni Lounge.


SYP COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to prepare for 2021 Summer Youth Programs to run in-person on Michigan Technological University’s campus.We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our participants, staff, and community and have been developing an extensive COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan that will be implemented this summer.

We all have a role in stopping the spread of COVID-19, and therefore we have enacted policies that all participants and their families must abide by. Please review this plan, which will continue to be updated as circumstances change, so you can prepare accordingly before arrival. We understand that you may have questions, so we have scheduled a webinar that we invite you to attend:

Summer Youth Programs COVID-19 Health & Safety Information Webinar
May 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Click Here to Register!


2021 Summer Youth Programs are now Live!

Thank you for waiting so patiently!

We are happy to announce that our 2021 Summer Youth Programs are now live for you to sign-up! With extensive safety planning and health precautions underway, we plan to offer in-person programs on campus this summer.

Please visit our course catalog for a complete list of courses available. In addition, we have a variety of competitive scholarship programs and other scholarship programs and discounts available. 


SYP Staff Hiring is Open!

If you are looking for a summer position that lets you channel your creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, and team spirit, all in a professional environment, we have just the job for you! All student majors and levels are welcome.

The Center for Educational Outreach is currently planning for our 2021 Summer Youth Programs to run in-person and will be interviewing staff on a rolling basis. Before you apply you can review our SYP info-session information and the available full and part-time positions descriptions.

To apply please download, complete, and submit the SYP Staff Application to outreach@mtu.edu along with your current resume. One of our staff members will then contact you to schedule your virtual interview. 

If you have  questions you can contact us at 906-487-2219 or email outreach@mtu.edu to learn more. 


2021 SYP Update – Planning for In-Person Programs

Summer simply wasn’t the same without SYP students on campus this year. With extensive safety planning and health precautions underway, we are happy to announce that we plan to offer in-person programs in 2021! Programs will run weekly from June 21-August 7th (no programs offered the week of July 4-10th) and registration will open up on our website in mid-December.

In addition, we are excited to share that we also plan to expand our virtual Youth Programs offerings alongside our on-campus programs. Make sure to follow us on social media for updates about both as they become available! 

What else is new at Michigan Tech? Check out our Tomorrow’s Talent Series program to learn about some of the most in-demand jobs through our job shadowing videos. Each month you will get a behind-the-scenes look at jobs in the fields of manufacturing, business, health sciences and more, then join us live for our virtual Q&A session with experts to ask your own questions.


Virtual Program “Calling All Writers” now offered August 3rd to 7th, 2020

Where can writing take you? Do you love to write? Are you looking for a chance to connect with other student writers and develop your skills?

High school students in grades 9-11 are invited to join us for a week-long virtual writing workshop offered by Michigan Tech Summer Youth Programs and the Michigan Tech Humanities Department.

virtual classroom

Using interactive games and activities, we’ll take you on a week-long adventure to explore writing in a variety of forms. You’ll meet current Michigan Tech students, interact with professional writers, and explore writing-related careers. During the week you’ll produce your own writing projects (and we’ll even help you find places to submit them for publication!).

Online group meetings 2 hours in the morning, 10am-12pm, and 1 hour in the afternoon, 2-3 pm EST. Online sessions will be active and engaging, students will be collaborating with each other and the instructors, not just viewing online content.

This course has a registration fee of $225 due at sign-up. To sign up, visit us online and choose course number 52174. If you have questions about this or other virtual Youth Programs please email us at syp@mtu.edu.


Summer Youth Programs now offering Virtual Programs

In our 48-year history of delivering hands-on, engaging, discovery-centric Summer Youth Programs, we have faced and overcome many challenges. The cancellation of 2020 in-person programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic was undoubtedly the most difficult to date. Of course, with challenge comes opportunity, and we are thrilled to announce the launch of virtual Youth Programs (vYP) — the same hands-on, experiential approach we’re known for, delivered in a new way.

We know that learning happens through doing, and our vYP are much more than just screen-time. With a variety of program lengths, learning outcomes, and subject areas, we invite you to explore with us!

Courses include:

  • Calling all Writers!
  • Musical Theater Performance Intensive
  • BEHIND THE SCENES: Technical Training for Professional Theater
  • INTRO TO MUSICAL THEATER: “A day in the life” with U.P. Summer Theater Institute
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Additional programs will be added soon. Learn more about our current virtual programs here!


2020 Summer Youth Programs Cancelled

In our 48-year history of delivering hands-on, engaging, discovery-centric Summer Youth Programs, we have faced and overcome many challenges. And yet, the global COVID-19 pandemic has tested us like never before. Alongside you and your families, we have confronted adjustments to new ways of living, working, and learning. With cautious optimism, adapting and adhering to ever-changing guidance from government and health officials, we continued planning for our Summer 2020 programs. 

Unfortunately, in consideration of the totality of circumstances at present, we have ultimately made the difficult decision to cancel all Summer Youth Programs this year. This decision was not made lightly, and arose out of our fundamental, resolute commitment to ensuring the health and safety of our participants while also maintaining the high-quality experiences we have provided for generations. 

Over the next few weeks, we will issue participants a full refund of all money paid to date to Michigan Tech. Your refund will be provided in the same method used to make your payment (credit card, online payment, or check). We are also directing our creative Summer Youth energy toward innovation — embracing possibility and exploring ways to virtually engage with you. Please stay tuned for more information about opportunities to connect and learn with us.


Scholarship Programs Deadline Extended to May 1

The deadline for Michigan Tech’s Competitive Scholarship Programs has been extended until May 1. This is due to the COVID-19 outbreak and K-12 schools across the country moving courses online. The extended deadline applies to the following scholarship programs:

Competitive Scholarships
-Engineering Scholars Program
-Women in Engineering
-Women in Computer Science
-Junior Women in Engineering
Additional Scholarships
-Hemlock Semiconductor – ESP Scholarship
-3M -WIE Scholarship
-David and Thu Brule Scholarship
-McBride Remodeling Scholarship
-SYP Scholarship


Registration for SYP 2020 is now live!

The holidays may be just around the corner, but here at Michigan Technological University, we can’t stop thinking about summer! 

We are excited to announce that our 2020 Summer Youth Programs course catalog is NOW LIVE! We have several NEW courses this year, including:

  • Intro to Machine Learning
  • Transforming Sunlight into Energy
  • Engineering Psychology and Human Factors
  • U.P. Summer Theater Institute 

    Plus, we have over 50 other explorations in a variety of fields. 

    2020 Summer Youth Programs also brings the return of several middle and high school competitive scholarship programs:

  • Women in Engineering
  • Engineering Scholars Program
  • Women in Automotive Engineering
  • Junior Women in Engineering
  • Rail and Intermodal Transportation
  • National Summer Transportation Institute
  • GenCyber