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Summer Happenings at JHU Montgomery County Campus

HSI Meeting

HSI students at orientation

Summer might come with a slower pace on campus, but that doesn’t mean learning comes to a halt. Retired adults, aspiring scientists, budding engineers, future doctors and young writers are taking classes at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. Here’s a rundown of the classes. Plus, the campus continues to be the location of the Shady Grove Farmers Market.

Engineering Innovation: Engineering Innovation is a challenging summer program for high school students. Throughout the four-week course, students learn the ins and outs of mechanical, civil and electrical engineering, as well as robotics. Offered by the Whiting School of Engineering, the course carries JHU credit for students who receive an A or B. Look for the students outside, taking measurements of the campus buildings, and inside, making bridges out of spaghetti. It’s all in the name of engineering.

Health Science Intensive: More than 50 new students began the Health Science Intensive program in June. Referred to as HSI, the program is part of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences Advanced Academic Programs; all courses are held on the Montgomery County Campus. The idea behind the program is to give students the opportunity to enroll in rigorous courses in the life sciences to prove their aptitude to study medicine. You’ll see these students around campus studying for the MCAT exam.

Osher: Operatic tunes will be heard this summer, coming from the Osher intersession class. Opera Appreciation: Snapshots of Puccini, is intended to provide enhanced appreciation of opera for the novice and experienced opera goer. The course runs June 22 – July 27th. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers non-credit courses to retired and semi-retired adults. A fall preview session was held in June, giving Osher members and perspective members an opportunity to learn about next semester’s courses.

Master’s Degree Classes: The Center for Biotechnology has several courses running this summer, including Biotechnology; Advanced Cell Biology; Biodefense and Infectious Disease Laboratory Methods; and Building and Leading Teams in Healthcare. Carey Business School students can take Effective Teams, and the School of Education is offering Theory and Practice of Clinical Supervision.

Summer Programs: High school students and college undergraduates are on campus in July to take for-credit, freshman- and sophomore-level JHU classes. Young scientists are learning how to use research equipment in the wet lab in a course called Introduction to Lab Research. Students in College Writing Workshop are learning to write college-caliber essays.

Shady Grove Farmers Market: Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the Shady Grove Farmers Market. The market will be held 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. every Wednesday, rain or shine, throughout the summer months. Several food trucks set up at the market each week, and tables are set up outside for visitors to eat lunch. The market is also the place to get fresh meat, bread and produce.

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