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South Dakota State Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Camp

The SDSU Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department is NOT offering your ordinary electrical engineering and computer science camp. Going beyond the typical, our high-tech camp also engages participants in a variety of adventurous outdoor activities. We believe that after our engineers solve the world’s technical problems, they should be sure to also have some fun.

At our SDSU EE and CS camp, prospective electrical engineers and computer scientists will explore topics such as:

  • Design an autonomous robotic system
  • Explore the exciting frontiers of renewable energy
  • Create electronic games
  • Tour SDSU’s state-of-the-art semiconductor cleanroom and solar-powered grid labs
  • Visit several of our region’s high-tech electronics firms

Our participants will experience many indoor and outdoor activities in and around Brookings, such as:

  • Archery
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Rock climbing
  • Swimming

At the end of this our camp, you will take home a deeper understanding of the electrical engineering and computer science disciplines, and an unforgettable experience of our region’s great outdoors!


Unfortunately, the 2020 camp cannot be held. We will post the dates for next year's camp as soon as they are available.

Contact jason.sternhagen@sdstate.edu or Debb Wendland at 605-688-4526 for information.


Who Should Attend Our Annual Camp

We want students who will complete or have completed their sophomore year in high school by the start of the camp.

Camp Objectives

  • Provide students an exceptional experience in the disciplines of electrical engineering and computer science.
  • Promote the importance of science and math in solving society’s engineering problems.
  • Expose students to a broad variety of electrical engineering and computer science fields.
  • Reveal the extraordinary value of the electrical engineering and computer science degrees offered at SDSU.
  • Introduce students to recreational activities offered in and around Brookings.

Who hires our EE and CS graduates?

Our graduates enjoy 100% placement upon graduation. Here is a sampling of the companies where our graduates work.

Electrical Engineering

Daktronics - Brookings, SD
Raven industries - Sioux Falls, SD
Collins Aerospace - Cedar Rapids, IA
Burns and McDonnell - Minneapolis, MN
Black Hills Energy - Rapid City, SD
Vantage Point Solutions - Mitchell, SD
WAPA - Huron, SD
DGR Engineering - Rock Rapids, IA

Average starting salary - $67,562

Computer Science

Daktronics - Brookings, SD
Raven industries - Sioux Falls, SD
NCR - Atlanta, GA
IBM - Rochester, MN
EROS Data Center - Sioux Falls, SD
Query.AI - Brookings, SD
Modis Medical - Twin Cities
AGCO - Jackson, MN
Federated Insurance - Owatonna, MN

Average starting salary - $71,811