Explore Engineering Innovation (In-Person)

For information about COVID-19 policies for Explore Engineering Innovation (In-Person), please see FAQs – COVID-19.


  • Explore Engineering Innovation, formerly Engineering Innovation, is an exciting, college-level, summer course 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. During the course, students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers and have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University (JHU) credit.

    During the course, students complete activities in civil, chemical, electrical/computer, mechanical engineering, and materials science. 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.

    • Curriculum developed by Johns Hopkins University
    • The student to faculty ratio is 12:1 or lower
    • Students have the opportunity to earn three Johns Hopkins University credits
    • Certificates of Completion are awarded to all students who successfully complete the course

    Many of our past students are applying to colleges and universities across the country!

    When completing these applications, you may need to know the JHU Course Number for Explore Engineering Innovation.

    EEI Course Number:  EN.500.110

    Course Title on Transcript:  What is Engineering – Summer

  • Please visit the Eligibility Requirements page for more information.

  • Explore Engineering Innovation is offered at multiple locations across the country. Many students participate as commuters – attending class during the day and returning home each afternoon. Two locations offer residential facilities for students who are unable to or choose not to commute to a nearby location.

  • Please see the Cost – EEI page for tuition and fees for the course.

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