Pre-college students will have an opportunity this
summer to study engineering concepts, take part in
technology experiments and earn college credits from the Whiting School of
Engineering with a four-week course called "What is
Engineering?" The course will be offered at Homewood as
well as at Johns Hopkins campuses in Montgomery and Howard
This college-level course, offered through the
Engineering Innovation program, is intended for incoming
college freshmen and rising high school juniors and
seniors. Students with a final course grade of A or B will
receive three transferable Johns Hopkins credits.
Applicants should have a strong background in algebra and
some understanding of trigonometry.
Participants will take part in simulations and lab
experiments, go on field visits, meet professional
engineers and complete team projects that require them to
design and construct spaghetti bridges and build
"mousetraps" that catch ping pong balls.
The Engineering Innovation program was founded to help
reverse a declining national interest in engineering
careers. Its aim is to demystify technology and showcase
the creative opportunities in engineering. The program also
offers this course at several locations in California (many
in partnership with MESA) and Pennsylvania, with expansion
into New Mexico, Ohio and Texas planned for next summer.
Tuition for the program is $1,700, with the
possibility of need-based scholarships, and residential
slots are available for out-of-state applicants. For more
information and application forms, go to
engineering-innovation.jhu.edu, call Engineering
Innovation at 410-516-4473 or e-mail