High School students outside on campus.

Pre-college programs allow high school students an opportunity to explore the University of Illinois campus, get a taste of college life, and learn about ACES programs. Students can attend talks by ACES faculty and students to learn how we tackle real-world problems, and how they can join us in finding solutions to global issues.




Discovering STEM in ACES Program (DSAP)

The Discovering STEM in ACES Program is a one- week program that exposes students to immersive experiences to showcase what the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) has to offer.

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Saving FACE (Food, Agriculture, Construction & Environment) Around the World

The Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering hosts a one-week summer camp for rising 10th- through 12th-graders in conjunction with the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Program. Campers will explore food, energy, and water systems through hands-on labs and demonstrations. They will also participate in activities and competitions, go on field trips, and attend lab and lecture sessions. The week culminates with a team project focused on sustainability.

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Illini Summer Academies

We work with Illinois 4-H to offer a college exploratory experience. Students enjoy a variety of activities that provide a taste of just how cool college life can be. They get to work alongside university professors and hang out on our college campus. Space for each academy is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Many academies reach capacity before the registration closes. 

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