Engineering State Turns 30

June 13, 2019

News Release — LOGAN, UTAH, June 13, 2019 — Utah’s longest-running engineering summer camp concluded its 30th year last week.

Engineering State challenge session

High school students from 13 states participated in this year’s event June 3–6 on the Utah State University Logan campus. A total of 208 participants, including 46 women, attended the four-day engineering-themed summer camp which began in 1990.

Engineering State, sometimes called E-State, has become one of the most popular engineering outreach programs at USU. Each year, 16- and 17-year-old students from across the country come to Logan for the summer camp. The event is designed to introduce young people to the engineering programs offered at USU.

Jagath Kaluarachchi, dean of the College of Engineering, says Engineering State is a powerful recruiting tool for the university and one that helps future students explore the opportunities available in science, technology, engineering and math.

Engineering State students at first dam

“We are delighted to host these high-achieving young women and men,” he said. “It’s exciting to see the energy and innovative ideas they bring. We look forward to seeing these students at USU in the very near future to pursue a degree in engineering.”

Some Engineering State participants who applied to Utah State University before attending the summer camp were offered university scholarships. Craig Whyte, associate director of enrollment and recruitment at USU, said a total of $497,600 was offered to both in- and out-of-state students.

Registration for Engineering State 2020 opens Jan. 1. Visit for more information.


Contact: Shelly Wardell, Engineering State director,, 435-797-2762

Writer: Matt Jensen,, 435-797-8170