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Engineering Innovation Application Now Available for High School Students

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The popular Engineering Innovation course is returning to the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus for summer 2019. The application is now available.

Engineering Innovation is a fun and engaging four-week college-level summer program for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in -- or curiosity about -- engineering. Students complete hands-on lab activities while learning about materials science, as well as chemical, civil, electrical, computer and mechanical engineering. Throughout the four weeks, students explore how to devise a robot that moves toward light; how to build a bridge that can support the weight of a car; and how to build the perfect mousetrap.

“Engineering Innovation is excited to return for our 14th summer at the JHU Montgomery County Campus - our first location outside of Baltimore,” said Engineering Innovation Director Karen Borgsmiller said. “Last year, 41 local students participated in EI at this site, where they learned more about a career in engineering while completing engineering challenges with other talented students from Montgomery and surrounding counties.”

There are weekly quizzes, lab reports, oral presentations, and a final exam. Students also work in teams to construct bridges out of nothing more than spaghetti and glue.

Students who earn an A or B in the course receive three Johns Hopkins University credits.

Applicants need to provide the Engineering Innovation office with a copy of their high school transcript including their grades from fall 2018, the email address for a teacher willing to complete the online recommendation form, and a 250-word essay in response to the prompt: Explain why you want to participate in the Engineering Innovation course and what you hope to gain from the experience. 

Applicants are advised to check the pre-requisites, which include As and Bs in high school science and math classes; successful completion of Algebra II; successful completion of a lab science class; and successful completion of a course where the trigonometric functions are taught.

Engineering Innovation will be offered at the JHU Montgomery County Campus from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 24 to July 19. Class will not be held on July 4.

Financial assistance is available.

Admissions are based on a modified rolling admissions process, with the first deadline on Feb. 15, 2019. The final application deadline is June 1, 2019.

Applying early is encouraged.

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CATEGORY: Academics, K-12 Outreach