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Do you get tired of the same old thing summer after summer? If the answer is “yes” then you may want to attend Imagination. You will be introduced to the exciting and fun “stuff” we do at Virginia Tech. We have engineers, scientists and college students ready to help you explore the world of science, technology and engineering . . . Not by watching, but by DOING! You will learn about the engineering design process as you build your own devices and participate in hands on acitivities exploring the many different aspects of engineering. Rising 7th or 8th graders are invited to apply. Preference will be given to first time applicants.

Imagination will host three weeklong sessions:

  1. June 17 - June 21, 2024 (Electrical & Computer Engineering Projects; Day & Residential)
  2. June 24 - June 28, 2024 (Electrical & Computer Engineering Projects; Day & Residential)
  3. July 14 - July 20, 2024 (Drone Build & Fly; Residential ONLY)

Programming will take place from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on the Blacksburg campus of Virginia Tech.  


  • The application is OPEN! 
  • Applications close: Sunday, March 31, 2024
  • Notification of decisions: Friday, April 19, 2024


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Contact Imagination

220 Gilbert Street (MC 0275), Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061
Phone: (540) 231-7337
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Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity

220 Gilbert Street (MC 0275)
Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061
Phone: (540) 231-7411
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