"SESEY helped me to understand what an engineer really does and decide if that is what I want to do for a career."

Erin Jensen, 11 grader, Salem

SESEY targets high school girls and minorities who are traditionally under-represented in science and engineering, although others may apply. Students must have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year in high school and have an interest in math and science (see PAST PARTICIPANTS). In addition, high school science teachers may apply to participate in a concurrent program for development of classroom science and engineering modules.
Students spend a week (see The SESEY WEEK) with a research group in either the Department of Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering at Oregon State University. Each student works with a faculty member and college student mentors on a week-long project (see PROJECTS). The program also includes a trip to the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center, computer instruction and evening recreational programs (see sample SCHEDULE).
"The SESEY program was great for me because it gave me first-hand experience with engineering while providing an opportunity to sample OSU's academic program and campus life."


Brandon Togioka, 11th grade, Salem

"SESEY not only provided me with a realistic experience in scientific research, but also uncovered interesting career options I never knew existed. I left the program with a sense of accomplishment and a better understanding of the road ahead."


Jamie Bergen, 10th grade, Corvallis

Students live in university housing during the week of the program and utilize the university cafeteria for meals. The Engineering Department's state-of-the-art computer lab and Dixon Recreational Center are also available to SESEY students. The program offers high school students an excellent opportunity to sample life on a university campus!
WHEN: July 15-20, 2012


The program fee of $200 per student includes room and board. Assistance, including full and partial scholarships, will be available upon request. Assistance is awarded based on need. For more information contact Dr. Skip Rochefort.

"SESEY has broadened my outlook on science opportunities."

Jenny Sepulvado, 11th grade, Roseburg