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Engineering Innovation Summer Course Returning to Montgomery County Campus

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How do you devise a robot that moves toward light? How do you separate fat from gravy? How do you build a bridge that can support the weight of a car? High school students can learn the answers to these questions and more in Engineering Innovation, a fun and engaging course that will return this summer to the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus.

Engineering Innovation is a 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, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering. There are weekly quizzes, lab reports, oral presentations, and a final exam.  Students who earn an A or B in the course receive three Johns Hopkins University credits.

The application will be available on the Engineering Innovation website starting February 1, 2016.  Applicants will need to provide the Engineering Innovation office with a copy of their high school transcript including their grades from fall 2015, the email address for a teacher willing to complete our 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. 

This course will be offered at the JHU Montgomery County Campus from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 27 to July 22. Class will not be held on July 4.

The financial assistance priority deadline is March 1, 2016.

The final application deadline is June 1, 2016.

Admissions are based on a modified rolling admissions process. Approximately every two weeks, applications received during that time are evaluated and admissions decisions made until the site has been filled.  No applications will be accepted once a site is full.

Applying early is encouraged.

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