Engineering the Next Generation (ENG)

The ENG Summer 2024 application will open in December 2023.
For six weeks, students work with Columbia Engineering researchers and participate in programming to develop their academic and professional skills. Students gain practical research experience, collaborate with research faculty, staff, and students, practice new skills, and take part in multi-level mentorship.

  • Program components include experience in working on genuine engineering research projects, research skills and college prep workshops, science communications workshops, and additional supplemental seminars and opportunities. 
  • Students are provided with a stipend to support them over the summer. 
  • We encourage all rising seniors (current 11th graders) with an interest in engineering and research to apply.

Note: Admitted students must follow Columbia University's public health protocols, which include vaccination against COVID-19, masking, and distancing where appropriate.

Get Involved

ENG candidates can decide to spend their internship with the CS3 Summer Scholars Program. This interdisciplinary education program on urban technology and trust is organized by the Trust Collaboratory and the Center for Smart Streetscapes (CS3) at Columbia Engineering. The program is designed for high-school students from Harlem and the surrounding area who wish to hone their interests in engineering and the social sciences, regardless of their level of experience or knowledge.

The ENG program is an excellent opportunity for members of the Columbia Engineering community to connect with high school students.

  • Undergraduate summer researchers can be involved in college preparation workshops
  • Graduate students can serve as mentors for ENG students
  • Postdocs can teach research skills seminars and contribute to career planning workshops
  • Faculty host ENG students in their labs

Applications for Summer 2024 will open in December 2023. If you are a high-school junior for the 2023-2024 school year, please come back and apply!

ENG Cohort Research Projects

In 2023, our students conducted research in various projects, from studying organic dyes in chemical engineering to partnering with the Center for Smart Street Scapes (CS3) to engage in social science and communication. To learn more about the 2023 ENG cohort and their projects, click here!

In 2022, our students focused on doing computational research with their labs and mentors. The program included daily research skills and science communications workshops, which culminated in multiple projects. To learn more about the 2022 ENG cohort and their projects, click here!