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.
By applying knowledge of math and science to labs and hands-on projects, the concepts students 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.
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 finance, and study engineering ethics.
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 (Online) Course Number: EN.500.109
Course Title on Transcript: What is Engineering Online – Summer
This is a typical day for an Explore Engineering Innovation online student:
1 hour – Independent study
3 hours – Class meeting
1.5 hours – Homework
Synchronous class meeting time options
The synchronous class meeting occurs at the same time each weekday and attendance is required. When you apply to the program, you have the option of selecting up to three choices. Accepted students will be assigned to one time block and, should they choose to enroll, will be expected to attend at that time each weekday.
The course materials are divided into modules which can be accessed online via the Blackboard Learning Management Systems (LMS). A module will have several sections, including an overview, video lectures, readings, quizzes, discussions, and assignments/labs.
All additional course materials will be provided to the student as part of the course. A lab kit of materials needed for the various labs in the course will be mailed to students before the start of the course.
Students will need a computer that meets our technical requirements in order to participate in this course. Additionally, the computer should have: