“Make it at DePaul” High School Summer Camp


Program Details

Make it at DePaul is a 2 college-credit STEAM course for high school students taking place this summer. The workshop runs on Mondays at 5-8pm from June 24-August 5 and will cover the design and fabrication of embedded systems and physical artifacts. Apply to Make it at DePaul 2019 by June 12.

Apply for Summer 2019

The next generation of workers will require high value skills such as critical thinking, collaborative and communicative ability, and cross-disciplinary capability. Make it at DePaul teaches students to turn their ideas into reality using design thinking strategies and maker-centered fabrication approaches.

The workshop will take place in the Idea Realization Lab (IRL), a 4,500 square foot, student-led and community-focused makerspace located on DePaul University’s Loop Campus. Students in the course will have access to CNC routers, laser cutters, 3D printers, electronics stations, woodworking tools, and professional advisors.

Camp Activities

  • 3D Printing
  • Laser Cutting
  • CNC Routing
  • Arduino Development
  • ESP8266 Development

To learn more about the course, including learning goals and a tentative schedule, view the syllabus.


The cost of Make it at DePaul is $1,500. This covers tuition for 2 college credits and all supplies necessary for the course, including all of the required materials listed on the syllabus.

Students admitted to Make it at DePaul will be sent information about enrolling in the DePaul course associated with the program. Full payment for the course will be due on June 14, the university due date for Summer course tuition.