The Engineering Institute

Ready to learn lifelong engineering skills and develop your own projects? Join us June 25th – July 1st, 2023 @ Norwich University in Northfield, VT

"GIV was definitely an empowering and inspiring experience for me…The various workshops and hands-on learning experiences provided by the Engineering Institute allowed me to exercise and develop problem-solving skills essential in any field of engineering. The strand-specific projects allowed for a direct application of these skills.”

About the Engineering Institute

Do you want to save the world?

This summer, help create a sustainable future at the GIV Engineering Institute! You’ll spend a week on Norwich University’s campus developing your own projects in fields like energy, robotics, and structural engineering as you work to create resilient solutions to the planet’s most pressing problems. With access to professional equipment and the guidance of renowned engineers, you’ll build bridges to a better future!

June 25th – July 1st, 2023 @ Norwich University in Northfield, VT

For information regarding tuition, please click here.

At This Institute You Will

  • Choose your favorite area of engineering to dive into.
  • Meet other young Vermonters who share your interests.
  • Learn to “think like an engineer,” analyzing and solving real-world problems.
  • Take on a variety of design challenges to hone creativity and problem-solving.
  • Hear from a wide range of engineers and discover academic and career pathways.
  • Explore technology and equipment used by engineers.
  • Have the time of your life!

Thank you to our sponsors who support this Institute...

GS Precision

G.S. Precision, Inc.

Based in Brattleboro, VT, G.S. Precision is a global leader in the manufacture of critical components for the Aerospace and Defense Industries.

Norwich Solar

Based in Hartford, VT, Norwich Solar provides complete end-to-end solar solutions to businesses, schools and towns throughout Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Global Foundries

GF is one of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers, redesigning innovation by developing feature-rich process technology solutions that provide leadership performance in pervasive high growth markets.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

NASA is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government responsible for the civil space program, aeronautics research, and space research.

So how does it all work?

Every day is a unique experience filled with expert-led instruction, hands-on investigation, field trips, and immersive learning. We work to build a community around our experiences and share in our passion for everything we explore.

**The schedule is slightly different each year and announced when you arrive!

GIV’s supportive Institute structure is endlessly enriching, empowering, and engaging.

An Example of a Day at the Engineering Institute

7:30 AM: Breakfast
8:30 AM: Morning Check-in
9:00 PM: Guest Speaker Presentations
10:00 AM: Morning Workshop
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Afternoon Workshop & Field Trips
5:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Nightly social events
10:00 PM: End of Day

Check out the vibe from Engineering 2022!

Engineering Faculty

Michael Cross | Institute Director

Michael Cross, PhD, is a lecturer of electrical and computer engineering, teaching classes in the areas of circuits, electronics, energy systems, and engineering design.

Cross received degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Vermont and began his academic career at UVM, where he taught courses in the areas of analog and digital circuits, electronics, semiconductor physics, power electronics, and engineering design.

His doctoral and post-doctoral research at the University of Vermont explored the electrical, structural, optical, and electro-chemical properties of thin films and energetic nanomaterials. His professional experience includes working as a development engineer at IBM Microelectronics in Essex Junction, Vt., where he was involved in the development of state-of-the-art photomasks. His professional and scholarly work has been published both nationally and internationally.

Ready to Take Your Engineering Skills to the Next Level?