Hopkins Engineering Innovation commuter programs help you prepare for college through a four-week on campus experience in various locations across the US, including Hood College in Frederick, Maryland! 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 the Hodson Science and Technology Center and Rosenstock Hall. 

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

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 Hood College website to view campus map. 

Most days students will have an hour for lunch.  Occasionally the lab schedule will necessitate a shorter lunch break. The timing of the lunch break may change daily depending upon the schedule, but it will happen between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.   

Commuting students will have an additional fee to cover lunch at the Hood College Dining Hall.  The lunch fee will be paid with tuition when student enrolls in the program. You’ll share any dietary allergies or restrictions when filling out your application forms. 

The Hood College Dining Hall does not offer Kosher or Halal meals, but vegetarian and vegan options are available. For more information, contact Hood College

Commuter students will find free parking close to the Hodson Science and Technology building on Evergreen Avenue, Broadbeck Drive, and Rosemont Avenue. 

Please review the Handbook for detailed information about the program.

Health and Wellness

We recognize that health and wellness is an essential part of supporting our students, so we aim to provide important services to help.

Students requiring medical assistance will be escorted to a local urgent care facility or to the Frederick Health Hospital which is located adjacent to the Hood College campus. 


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


Learn about each program or start your application today.