CBS Summer School

The Carl Benz Summer School is a great opportunity to gain first impressions of student life and to learn more about your possible future career in Mechanical Engineering. Register today to save your spot!

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Exploring Sustainable Solutions: CBS Summer School in Mechanical Engineering for High School Innovators

The CBS Summer School is designed for high school students aged 16 and older seeking an immersive exploration into the world of mechanical engineering. This unique program offers a comprehensive introduction to the field, emphasizing its profound relevance in addressing contemporary challenges. With a focus on experiential learning, participants engage in hands-on workshops and thought-provoking lectures, each woven around at least one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Delving into the intersection of mechanical engineering and these global objectives, students gain valuable insights into the discipline’s potential to drive sustainable solutions.


Dates: In 2024, we offer three weeks of our CBS Summer School in Karlsruhe:

  • Week 1 | July 1st - July 6th, 2024 (fully booked)
  • Week 2 | July 8th - July 13th, 2024 
  • Week 3 | July 15th - July 20th, 2024 (fully booked)

Location: Carl Benz School of Engineering, Karlsruhe, Germany

Target Group: Technically-inclined high school students between the ages of 16 and 19.

Teaching language: English

Costs: The participation amounts to 990€ (EUR) and includes workshops & lectures, lunch and excursions.

Registration: The registration for this year's summer school is now open.

Accommodation: Please be aware that the accommodation is not included in the price and will have to be organized by you.

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Summer School Program 2024

Please note that while we strive to offer a comprehensive program, not all lectures and workshops may take place in each week. Keep checking back for the final schedule, as it's subject to change based on instructor availability.

Stay tuned for updates and announcements, and get ready for an unforgettable summer school experience!

  • Lectures:
    • Fluid Dynamics of Sustainability: Engineering Solutions for Water Resources

    • Engineering for Sustainable Planet 

    • Railway Systems and the Importance of Mechanical Engineering

    • Introduction to Radio Engineering

    • Introduction to HVAC Systems


  • Workshops:

    • Sustainable Solutions: Stirling Engine Build Session

    • Fluid Dynamics: Building Wells and Understanding Water Quality

    • Renewable Energy Systems Design Workshop

    • Building Sustainable Communication: Design and Construct a Radio Transmitter

    • Design and Build a Wind Turbine

    • Programming a Microcontroller for Wireless Remote Precision Temperature

Schedule Example

This serves as an illustration of the schedule from the previous year. Based on feedback from students indicating a preference for more hands-on technical workshops over lectures, we have adjusted this year's program to include 6 workshops and 4 lessons. Additionally, the Saturday trip to Europa Park will be substituted with an excursion to the more educationally significant location of the Speyer Technology Museum.



Summer School Experience

What our participants say

"The CBS Summer School provides a great experience for engineering-oriented students of all nationalities. The activities are well planned to keep students fully engaged during the day – it is an opportunity that should not be missed.”  


James from the USA

"I found it inspiring and motivating. I developed interests in matters that I had not thought about and might want to further investigate in the future. The school had a great balance between fun activities, workshops and lectures! I will definitely recommend it to my friends!" 


Federico from Italy

"I had an amazing time at the summer school and gained valuable insights into the world of engineering!”  


Agastya from India

"This was definitely one of the best trips I have ever done - the summer school gave a great intro to mechanical engineering!"


Julius from Germany


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