SESEY (Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth) offers a unique opportunity for high school girls and minority students with an aptitude for math and science in engineering fields. This one-week summer program encourages students to explore the world of engineering and to consider careers in its variety of fields. The program will culminate with a presentation of student projects and a display at the annual Corvallis da Vinci Days celebration.

Initiated by Oregon State University in 1997, SESEY is coordinated by the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering. Funding for the program is provided through grants from the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, the Oregon State University Pre-College Programs, National Science Foundation and Bridges Family Foundation. 

Download the 2017 SESEY information brochure for more information. 

How to Apply

SESEY 2017 will take place the week of July 16-21. Completed applications postmarked by May 15, 2017 will be considered. The first round of notifications of acceptance will be made by June 1 via email. Early application is encouraged due to limited facilities.

A completed application includes three items:

1. Application Form: DOC or PDF

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2. Handwritten essay

In your best writing style describing yourself and your family. Include information about your activities, hobbies, awards and a statement about why you want to attend the SESEY program (1-2 pages).

3. School transcript of grades

Please send a transcript listing all grades for the previous school year and first semester of the current year. Your guidance counselor can provide this for you. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

After printing out and completing the application form, send it with your completed essay and school transcript to:

Dr. Skip Rochefort, SESEY
Oregon State University
School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering
103 Gleeson Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-2702

Questions? Contact Skip Rochefort (skip.rochefort@oregonstate.edu) by email only.