Engineering Tomorrow’s Careers Camp

Camper applications are now open for ETC Camp 2019!

Engineering Tomorrow’s Career (ETC) Camp is a week-long outreach effort open to female high school students in the Midwest. It is run by two SWE officers who are represented by the UW-Madison Diversity Affairs Office (DAO) with support from the ETC Committee, SWE National, College of Engineering Diversity Affairs Office, and Pre-College Council. The goals of this camp include giving girls the opportunity to explore various disciplines within engineering, meeting other young women with similar interests, and experiencing what life in college is like. Typical activities include lectures, labs, and tours of UW-Madison engineering facilities. The activities cover nearly all fields of engineering at UW to give campers a chance to find out what interests them the most. Campers and counselors dine and stay overnight in one of UW’s Lakeshore dorms, Dejope Residence Hall, for the week.

DATES: June 16-21, 2019

Although we do not have a schedule yet for this upcoming ETC camp, please refer to last year’s schedule for an outline of what camp will consist of (listed below).

APPLICATION: The application is now closed for the 2019 ETC camp.

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION: The financial aid application is now closed for the 2019 ETC camp.

Frequently Asked Questions


Mary Fitzpatrick- Primary contact,

Emily LaBorde & Hannah Bachmeier- 2019 ETC Officers,


Contact Emily and Hannah at to learn more about becoming a counselor.

Meet the 2019 Engineering Tomorrow’s Careers Camp Co-Chairs!

Hello! My name is Emily LaBorde, and I am a senior in Industrial and Systems Engineering. My involvement with SWE started before I was even a student at UW-Madison! I attended the ETC Camp when I was a junior in high school, so I knew when coming to university that there was a community I would feel at home with. I’ve been a counselor of the camp the past three summers now, and am now co-coordinating it. I love SWE and all it has provided for me personally and professionally, and I can’t wait to share my love of engineering with passionate and intelligent high schoolers!

ETC 2019 Co-Chair: Emily LaBorde

My name is Hannah Bachmeier and I am a sophomore studying Chemical Engineering. I joined SWE my freshman year and was involved in the Boeing Tech Team last spring. I was also a counselor for ETC camp this past summer. I love SWE and all the involvement opportunities it has provided and I am so excited for this year!

ETC 2019 Co-Chair: Hannah Bachmeier

A Look Back at ETC Camp 2018!

DATES: Sunday, June 17th to Friday, June 22nd


Sunday, June 17th

2:00 to 4:00pm Camper Check-In
4:15 to 5:15pm Counselor/Group Introductions
5:15 to 7:00pm Dinner
7:15 to 8:30pm Team Building
8:30 to 9:30pm Bonfire

Monday, June 18th

7:45 to 8:15am Breakfast
9:30 to 10:30am Mortenson Construction: Virtual Design & Construction
10:30 to 11:30am Engineering Campus Tour
11:45 to 1:00pm Lunch
1:30 to 4:00pm Husco International: Design Challenge
5:15pm Dinner & Walk to Memorial Union Terrace

Tuesday, June 19th

7:45 to 8:15am Breakfast
10:00 to 11:30am Tour of Makerspace Lab & Activity
11:45 to 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 to 4:00pm American Orthodontics: Career Path
5:30 to 6:30pm Taco Banquet
6:30 to 7:00pm Speaker: Dean Laura Alberts

Wednesday, June 20th

7:45 to 8:15am Breakfast
9:00 to 11:30am Babcock Hall Tour
11:45 to 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 to 3:00pm Civil Engineering: Women’s Transportation Seminar
3:15 to 5:00pm Biomedical Talk by Professor Masters
5:15pm Dinner & Free Time/Trivia

Thursday, June 21st

7:45 to 8:15am Breakfast
9:00 to 11:3am Trane: Presentation & Design Lab
11:45 to 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 to 4:00pm Egg Drop Lab with GE Healthcare
6:00 to 7:30pm Dinner on State Street
8:00pm Game Night

Friday, June 22nd

7:45 to 8:15am Breakfast
9:30 to 10:15am Student Panel
11:00 to 12:00pm Tour of Camp Randall
12:30pm Lunch
1:00 to 4:00pm Camper Check-Out

Thank you to our 2018 ETC Co-Chairs Lily Samuels & Jenna Pavela for your dedication to SWE’s outreach!

Contact Emily LaBorde & Hannah Bachmeier- 2019 ETC Officers at