Summer Camp

Have you ever wonder: what processes involves the manufacture of a medicament? What steps involves the development of a drug before you can buy in a pharmacy? or why the pharmaceutical industry is so important in Puerto Rico ?

If you are interested to know more about these issues, we invite you to submit an application to participate in PESCa 2023 (Pharmaceutical Engineering Summer Camp), where you will learn basics of Pharmaceutical Engineering and share with young people with similar interests.

If you are a student of Grade 10 or 11, this is an important moment in your academic life. Take this opportunity to expand your knowledge and make a better decision when choosing your college career.

Scientific Activities

  • Talks on Chemical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Engineering

  • Make Laboratory Experients at Home such as:
    • Characterization of raw materials
    • Processes for producting tablets (mixing, compaction, coating, etc.)
    • Quality Control of Tablets

  • Develop important Engineering Soft Skills
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Panels with Professionals

  • So much more!

Recreational activities

  • Group Dynamics

  • Recreation at the RUM pools

  • Cinema

  • Sports

  • Closing Party, etc ...

Date Event
May 23, 2023 Last Day For Submitting Applications
May 28, 2023 Acceptance Notifications
July 16, 2023 Summer Camp Starts
July 22, 2023 Summer Camp Ends


To qualify you must meet the following:

  1. Being a high school studentin Puerto Rico
  2. Being enrolled in the 10 or 11 grade
  3. Have a GPA of 3.30 or higher
  4. Have passd the math and science courses with A or B

Complete the online application by clicking the "Application Form" button to the left or by clicking the following link Pharmaceutical Engineering Summer Camp 2023 Application Form

Fill out two short essay questions answering the following questions (English or Spanish)

  1. In your own words, what is the role of a pharmaceutical engineer today? (200 word limit)
  2. Why do you want to be part of PESCa 2023? (100 word limit)

You must send the following documents to

  1. Copy of the academic record or transcript of credits
    It must be a document certified by the school. If it is in a sealed envelope, please proceed to open it and digitize it (you can use a scanner or take a photo of it, the important thing is that it is legible).
  2. Letter of recommendation from your science or math teacherYou must digitize the document to be able to send it by email (you can use a scanner or take a photo of it, the important thing is that it is legible). The application must include the teacher's email.
  3. Format of Letter: PDF format

You have until May 23, 2023 to complete the application !

Students that were selected will receive a letter via email with further instructions and additional forms.

The selected students will be notified by the last week of May

You have until May 23, 2023 to complete this application. It is recommended to fill this application on a computer for ease. Any questions, you can contact us at our official Facebook Page: PESCa - Pharmaceutical Engineering Summer Camp or write us an email to

If application fails to open, please enter the following link: Pharmaceutical Engineering Summer Camp 2023 Application Form