SEAS Summer Immersion Program (SSIP)

Applications open for the July 10-14, 2022 SSIP.

Gonzaga University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) has developed a summer program for female high school students! The SEAS Summer Immersion Program is designed to help students explore the fields of engineering and computer science.

Students live on the Gonzaga campus July 10-14 with other students, doing hands-on projects in state-of-the-art facilities. All accepted students receive a full scholarship for the SSIP program!

No Experience? No Problem!

Applicants should have a strong understanding of high school math and science, but prior experience with engineering and computer science is not expected.

Activities will include:

  • Daily projects in engineering and computer science
  • Creative time with makerspace tools
  • A team challenge - make progress every day on a fun project that practices what you learn
  • Mealtime conversations with professional engineers and computer scientists - networking and mentoring!
  • Tours and activities in professional engineering/computer science facilities
  • Recreational activities

Special Focus: Women in STEM

SSIP is a collaborative project aimed at engaging women of all backgrounds, particularly those underrepresented in engineering and computer science. Experiences will include community engagement with women from Gonzaga University partners, faculty and students.

How to Apply

  1. Fill out the Application Form and required essay by Feb. 21, 2022
  2. Submit a high school transcript (unofficial is fine) to
  3. Ask a a school official (teacher, counselor, or administrator) to write you a letter of support - instructions at the Letters of Support page. These letters are due Feb. 28.

Financial Support Provided by Our Sponsors

Coffman Engineers
Donna and Randall Kruep
Kjersten Kuhta/MW Engineers
Tony and Mariann Parasida

Thanks to their generous contributions, all accepted students receive a full scholarship for the SSIP program!