STEM Opportunities

Bringing classroom curriculum to life with hands-on, interactive programs designed specifically for PLTW students!

Milwaukee School of Engineering

In Wisconsin, the university affiliate is Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). MSOE is a private 4-year university offering both bachelor and master degree programs in engineering, nursing, and business.


STEM Department

Milwaukee School of Engineering

1025 N. Broadway

Milwaukee, WI 53202



Pre-College STEM Programs

Summer Programs

Every summer, MSOE helps hundreds of those students explore a world of career opportunities through our summer camps. MSOE offers week-long residential that provide high school students exposure to chosen fields including; Engineering (mechanical, computer, software, biomedical, bimolecular, electrical, architectural, industrial and more) Nursing and business. 

PLTW students receive a $250 scholarships towards camp!

Camp dates, fees and registration forms can be found at 

Engineering Impossible

Engineering Impossible (EI) is a program designed to introduce middle school students to STEM (Science, technology, Engineering and Math) fields.  Engineering Impossible is a hands-on, project based workshop series where students explore different fields of engineering including; mechanical, computer, biomedical and electrical.


EI is a school-year-long academic program that will provide students with an insight to different degrees and careers through fun and interactive activities presented by MSOE student organizations. Engineering Impossible meets once a month, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., eight times over the school year on MSOE’s campus.  There is also a tiered program; Engineering Impossible 2.0 for students who have completed EI and want to further explore STEM. 


Details can be found at

Engineering for Kids

Engineering for Kids inspires children to build on their natural curiosity by bringing the STEM concepts: science, technology, engineering, and math, in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, clubs, and parties.  After all, engineering is one of the fastest industries in the world!  For this reason, MSOE is working with Engineering for Kids to offer Spring Break Mini-Camps and Summer Camp Options for students in 6 - 8 grades.


Additional information can be found here:

Fluid Power Challenge

The National Fluid Power Association's (NFPA) Fluid Power Challenge is made up two days: Workshop Day and Challenge Day.


Workshop Day

On the Workshop Day, the teams learn about fluid power and develop the necessary skills for the competition.  At the end of the day, they gather their tools and supplies and head back to their school.  For the next couple of weeks, the teams prepare               for the Challenge Day by creating a design, devoloping a portfolio, and building and testing a prototype for their fluid power mechanisms. 


Workshop Date: TBD


Challenge Day

On the Challenge Day, the teams all come together again to compete.  With the same tools and supplies they acquired during Workshop Day, the teams recreate their unique mechanisms in which they use to pick up weighted objects to place on a                   platform.  Teams are graded on portfolio ideas, design, and teamwork.


Challenge Date: TBD


More information can be found here:




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