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The South Dakota State Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Camp

"It's pretty cool. I liked everything, every day—coding, making robots." Joseph Yousif, 2015 camp attendee

The SDSU Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department is NOT offering your ordinary electrical engineering camp. Going beyond the typical, our high-tech electrical engineering 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 experience the world around them.

At our SDSU EE camp, prospective electrical engineers will:

  • Design an autonomous robotic system
  • Explore the exciting frontiers of green energy
  • Work with digital satellite imagery technology
  • 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 outdoor activities in and around Brookings, such as:

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

At the end of this high-tech electrical engineering camp, you will take home your own electronic creations, a deeper understanding of the electrical engineer discipline, and an unforgettable experience of our region’s great outdoors!

The 2019 camp is scheduled for August 4th through August 9th.

Register now!  Contact 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 discipline of electrical engineering.
  • Promote the importance of science and math in solving society’s engineering problems.
  • Expose students to a broad variety of electrical engineering fields.
  • Reveal the extraordinary value of the electrical engineering degree offered at SDSU.
  • Introduce students to recreational activities offered in and around Brookings.

Big Things Come from our Electrical Engineering Program

Daktronics, the world's industry leader in designing and manufacturing electronic scoreboards, programmable display systems and large screen video displays, was started by two SDSU Electrical Engineering faculty members. Since 1968, the company's passion has been to continuously provide the highest quality standard display products as well as custom-designed and integrated systems.  Watch this clip about Daktronics, as seen on CBS Sunday Morning.

If you have questions, contact our Camp Director, Mr. Cory Mettler (

Photo Gallery from past camps