JHU Homewood Campus – Baltimore, MD

JHU Homewood Campus

3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Celebrating the Fourth of July!

The winning bridge for the 2019 students at the Homewood and Loyola locations held 46 kg (after a 2 kg deck penalty).


General Information

    • Residential Check-In:  Sunday, June 21
    • Course Dates: June 22 – July 17
    • Time:  Monday – Friday; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • No class on Friday, July 3

    Mr. Sean Lally 

    Mr. Lally is a Science teacher at the Jemicy School.  He is also an adjunct faculty member at Towson University, Towson, MD.  Mr. Lally joined Engineering Innovation in 2015.

    Dr. Gonzalo Pita

    Dr. Pita is a Lecturer and Adjunct Associate Scientist in civil engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.  He joined Engineering Innovation in 2016.

    Mr. Sathappan Ramesh

    Mr. Ramesh is a Senior Lab Coordinator in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.  He has Master of Science degrees in Physics (Biomedical Optics) from Clemson University and Applied Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins.  He previously taught high school physics. He joined Engineering Innovation in 2019.


     Dr. Orla Wilson
    Copyright 2010 by Marty Katz
    Dr. Wilson received her B.Sc and M.Sc in Chemistry from Dublin City University. Dr. Wilson has been a lecturer in the Materials Science and Engineering department at JHU since July 2008 and continues to enjoy instructing the undergraduate lab class and senior design as well as teaching nanotech electives each semester. Dr. Wilson was recently awarded the Robert. B. Pond, Sr. Undergraduate Teaching award, given annually by the Whiting School of Engineering. She has been an instructor with Engineering Innovation since July 2009.


    Dr. Dwight Smith
    Dr. Smith is a mechanical engineer who teaches engineering at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.  He joined the Engineering Innovation program in 2013.


    Dr. Ugur Erturun
    Dr. Erturun received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University.  He is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.  Dr. Erturun joined the Engineering Innovation program in 2018.


    Dr. Lea Scheffer
    Dr. Scheffer is a science teacher at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School in Baltimore. She has doctoral degrees in Chemistry and Physics, and she has research experience at the Mayo clinic, the NIH, and the Children’s National Medical Center. Dr. Scheffer joing Engineering Innovation in 2018.


    Mr. Suhas Eswarappa Prameela
    Mr. Eswarappa Prameela is a PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Material Science and Engineering. He joined Engineering Innovation in 2019


    Mr. Jason Stine
    Mr. Stine has a Master of Science degree in Geophysics from the University of Texas at Austin.  He is a physics teacher at the St. Paul’s School for Boys in Brooklandville, MD.  He has been with EI since 2012.
    Dr. Frank Ruzicka
    Dr. Ruzicka has a PhD in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin.  He has taught math and physics at the high school level and physics at the college level.  He joined EI in 2019.
  • Ms. Ipsita Ghosh 
    Ms. Ghosh is an engineering teacher at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, MD.  She has been teaching Engineering Innovation since 2014.

    Mr. Keith Seergae 
    Mr. Seergae is a Mathematics and Computer Sciences teacher at Towson High School, Towson, MD.  He joined the Engineering Innovation team in 2013.

    Mr. Brian Turkett
    Mr. Turkett teaches Science at North County High School. He joined Engineering Innovation in 2017.

    Mr. Chad Goodnight
    Mr. Goodnight is a science teacher at Dundalk High School. He has been with Engineering Innovation in 2006.

    Ms. Claire Sargo
    Ms. Sargo teaches Computer Science at the Bryn Mawr School. She joined Engineering Innovation in 2018.

    Mr. James Rittner
    Mr. Rittner teaches physics at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.  He joined EI in 2019.

    Ms. Nancy Jeffryes
    Ms. Jeffryes is a math teacher at Gilman School in Baltimore, MD.  She joined EI in 2019.

Site Specific Information

  • Click the link below for answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the Engineering Innovation residential program.


    Summer Discovery will run the residential portion of Engineering Innovation.  To contact staff during the program, please call 410-516-8958.


    Residential students who wish to leave campus overnight to visit with family or friends must complete the following form and either bring it to campus at check-in or email it to us at ei-enroll@jhu.edu:


    DINING HALL INFORMATION:  Residential students will be eating at the Fresh Foods Cafe during their stay on campus.  You may find more information about this dining hall on their website:  http://pages.jh.edu/~hds/dining/facilities.html.  The website currently reflects the dining hours and options for our spring semester.  These may change during the summer.


    Kosher Dining Information: Engineering Innovation students who require Kosher meals should send us an email so that we may alert the Dining Office about their requirements.  These students will be provided with a pre-packaged Kosher meal.

  • The course will be held in several buildings on campus including Maryland Hall, Shaffer Hall, and Kreiger Hall. More details with room assignments will be sent to enrolled students in mid-June.

    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 AM and 1:00 PM.

    Residential Students

    For students living in the residence halls, the cost of eating lunch at a campus dining hall is included with the residential program fee.   Once the details have been finalized,  we will post them here.

    Commuter Students:  Lunch fee for the Johns Hopkins Baltimore campus: $230 –  Commuting students will have lunch at the Fresh Food Cafe (FFC) on the JHU campus for the duration of the course. The total cost to attend the commuter program at JHU Baltimore campus is $3,080 – (Tuition plus Lunch Fee).  The lunch fee will be paid with tuition when student enrolls in the program.

  • Residential students are not permitted to bring a car to campus.

    Commuting students will need to purchase a month parking pass if they wish to park on campus.  Please check with the Homewood Parking and Transportation Office to determine the price and availability of parking permits.

  • All residential and commuter students will receive a JCard, the Hopkins ID.  This JCard will ensure access to the Sheridan Libraries and Brody Learning Commons during regular operating hours. Library Information
  • Commuter students will have access to the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute (JHMI) shuttle. This shuttle runs daily and can take students to and from locations such as Mount Vernon/The Peabody Institute, Penn Station, the JHU Homewood Campus, and the JHU Medical Campus. Shuttle Schedule

    The Charm City Circulator is another free transportation option for students.

    The Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) also offers transportation by bus throughout the city for a fee. These buses require exact change in cash, so come prepared! If you are going to be using buses throughout the day, you can purchase a day bus pass at a discount. Most Johns Hopkins Students prefer to take the JHMI and Charm City Circulator listed above, but the MTA offers a larger network of bus stops and runs full time.


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