Hopkins Engineering Innovation commuter programs help you prepare for college through a four-week on campus experience in various locations across the US, including at the JHU Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, MD! Join fellow STEM-loving students from across the country and around the globe to preview life as a real engineering undergrad!


July 1 – July 26, 2024; no class on July 4

You will be in class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily with a 45- to 60-minute break for lunch.


Explore Engineering Innovation classes will be held in Classroom Number: 201-130.

Please note that due to the nature of the facility, closed circuit cameras are used in the classroom and common areas of the APL campus.  

Your instructors receive JHU faculty appointments to teach your course. They typically have a PhD and teach college-level courses. Local high school teachers or university graduate students also assist with the classes serving as teaching fellows. 

Your class will have between 18 and 24 students, with whom you will work closely in teams of up to four to complete engineering projects. Each course has a 12:1 or fewer student-teacher ratio. 

You will have access to the JHU Sheridan Libraries online resources.

Student Life

Please visit the JHU Applied Physics Lab website to view campus map. 

Students may bring a bag lunch, purchase food in the campus cafeteria, or visit one of the fast-food restaurants within walking distance of the classroom. 

Parking is available on South Campus; please see the campus map for more information. There are no designated spots, so students are welcome park anywhere. APL is not accessible via public transportation. 

Please review the Handbook for detailed information about the program.


Please familiarize yourself with our Hopkins Engineering Innovation Pre-College Policies & Services.


Learn about each program or start your application today.