What is EI?

Engineering Innovation is an exciting, college-level, summer program for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in (or curiosity about) engineering. This program has been available to high school students since 2006. In the program, students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers and have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University (JHU) credit.

By applying knowledge of math and science to labs and hands-on projects, the concepts learned in high school classrooms are linked to real-world practice.  Additionally students’ confidence grows as they attend college-level lectures, solve problems, test theories, and ultimately learn to think like engineers.

Over this four — or five—week (depending upon the site) program, students complete lab activities in civil, chemical, electrical/computer, mechanical engineering and materials science.  They also prepare a presentation in response to a Request for Proposal, learn about engineering economics, write a research paper, take weekly quizzes, and complete a comprehensive final exam.

  • Curriculum developed by Johns Hopkins University
  • Students learn from practicing engineers about careers, internships and educational opportunities in the field
  • The student to faculty ratio is 12:1 or lower
  • Students with a final grade of A or B receive three Johns Hopkins University credits
  • Certificates of Completion are awarded to all students who successfully complete the course
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