Discover the world of engineering at the NSLC on Engineering for middle school students.

With a focus on aerospace, biotechnology and robotics, students will spend time building, experimenting, and learning the impact science has on society. Hands‐on activities are designed to help future engineers explore the educational paths open to them in high school, college, and beyond. Trips may include: NASA Goddard Flight Center, National Building Museum and the Smithsonian Institution.

Program Highlights

Leadership Development
Challenge yourself to move beyond your comfort zone and develop your leadership potential

Interactive Activities
Students will participate in interactive workshops that allow them to explore science and technology

Fun & Engaging Trips & Tours
Visit the monuments, museums and institutions that make Washington, D.C. an amazing city

Hands-on Simulations

Our Engineering program for middle school students uses an interactive approach to learning that gives you an opportunity to explore the world of engineering.

Topics include:

  • General Lab: Learning to Pipette
  • Engineering: Water Filtration Project
  • Engineering: Magnet Motors/Mouse-Trap Car
  • Chemical: Make Your Own Lactose Milk
  • Chemical: Exploring Polymers


Behind-the-Scenes Tours

An important part of the NSLC middle school programs is seeing the sites around our nation’s capital. These trips are designed as both sightseeing tours and educational trips specifically tailored to explore the field of engineering.

Students are escorted on all field trips and stay within their TA Group or other supervised groups.

Trips may include:

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NASA | National Building Museum | National Zoo | Capitol Hill | Air & Space Museum | Museum of Natural History

Leadership Development

At the heart of each of our youth leadership programs is a curriculum designed to build concrete leadership skills that will help you succeed. Interactive lectures and small-group workshops will give you an opportunity to build upon your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.

Leadership topics tailored to the Engineering program include:

  • Personality Styles and Group Dynamics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Negotiation
  • Public Speaking
  • Intrapersonal Communication


Program tuition includes housing, all on-campus meals, course materials, academic expenses, and activities. Tuition also includes chartered, air-conditioned motor coaches for off-campus briefings and tours. Note: Students are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the program as well as individual spending money for souvenirs, laundry, and a few off-campus meals during fields trips and tours.

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Type Tuition
Residential $2,495