This site is a commuting site only. There are no residential facilities.
Maximum of 48 students will be enrolled.
The winning bridge at JHU-Montgomery County in 2019 held 19 kg.
Dr. Muhammad Kehnemouyi – Joined Engineering Innovation in 2006
Dr. Fred Kataraie – Joined Engineering Innovation in 2006
Mr. Sinuhe Gutierrez – Joined Engineering Innovation in 2011
Mr. Gutierrez is a Physics teacher at Northwest High School, Germantown, MD.
Mr. Tony Ekatomatis – joining EI in 2019.
Mr. Ekatomatis is a physics teacher at Northwest High School in Montgomery County, MD.
EI STUDENT PICK-UP PROCESS
Parents are not permitted to pick-up their students from the traffic circle in front of Gilchrist Hall. Parents must wait for their students in the parking lot behind Gilchrist that my be accessed from Broschart Road. The EI traffic flow link shows a map in which the parking lot is highlighted with a red rectangle.
The course will be held in Gilchrist Hall on the JHU Montgomery County Campus. More details will be sent to enrolled students in mid-June.
All students will have access to computers to complete their online research.
Getting to JHU from all over the region:
From all parts of the Washington Metropolitan region, use Metro’s Red Line to get to the Shady Grove Metro Station. At the station, take the Ride On bus 66, which travels directly to the campus and will drop you at the campus’ Broschart Road entrance. Please make sure you get off the bus at the Broschart Road stop, not the Medical Center Drive stop. The 66 bus leaves the Shady Grove Metro Station every 30 minutes Monday through Friday. View the Ride On bus schedules.
From Silver Spring and Wheaton:
Take the Q2 Metro bus to the Shady Grove Metro Station, then transfer to the Ride On bus 66. View Metro bus schedules.
From Germantown, Lake Forest and Milestone:
Take the Ride On bus service (listed just below) to the Shady Grove Metro Station. Transfer to the Ride On bus 66 to the campus.
Click here for a story in Bethesda Magazine/Bethesda Beat.
WDVM. “Students Test Engineering Skills with Spaghetti Bridges” By Kylie Khanhttps://www.localdvm.com/news/i-270/students-test-engineering-skills-with-spaghetti-bridges/1313210388
ROCKVILLE, Md. – Dozens of Montgomery County high school students culminated a four week engineering camp Friday with a test of strength.
Friday, about 40 students tested out bridges they built from spaghetti. It was part of the Johns Hopkins University Engineering Imagination program. The winning bridge held about 22 pounds. Officials say they hope this inspires some teens to pursue a stem career, a field with many openings.
“It helped me see more about electrical, mechanical, and other parts of engineering that I wouldn’t otherwise have known,” said Spencer Schenk, whose team won the competition.
There are 12 other locations around the country that participate in the Engineering Innovation camp.
a summer program for kids is introducing high school students to engineering and physics in a unique way. since 2006 johns hopkins university has sponsored the program called car be loading. more than 500 participants. i willical membership ates in a competition about who can build the strongest bridge out of spa gety and a pocks pocksi glue. >> laying out all the joints and making sure that — and gluing them together properly so they don’t break. >> the winning bridge held 14 kill grams. that’s almost 31 pounds of weight before it collapsed. some of the students said they are actually looking into a career in engineering in the future.
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tonight’s spotlight on education involves spaghetti. a spaghetti bridge to be exact. students around the region to part in a competition. the goal is to see who is bridge made of dried spaghetti is the strongest. weight is added to the bridges until they shatter. >> into beginning, i feel like many students are afraid of science and technology because they are afraid of failure. what if i fail? what if it does not do well? what if i do not do well? right? i tried to teach them getting involved is the most important idea. when you are involved and engaged, miracles can happen. alison: what a fun way to get involved. the local competition is one of 12 around the country involving 500 students. the event is the culmination of a four-week engineering program sponsored by johns hopkins university.
Click the link below to download photos from the 2018 Bridge Breaking Ceremony at the JHU Montgomery County Campus.
Engineering Innovation program highlighted in the Washington Business Journal!
Click the link below to find photos from Engineering Innovation 2014 at the JHU Montgomery County Campus.
Click this link to see an article written by Ellen Politlove about Engineering Innovation for the JHU Montgomery County Campus website
Click this link to see an article by Montgomery Community Media
Click this link to see the Spaghetti Bridge discussed on NBC Channel 4
Germantown Pulse Article – Summer Program Encourages Engineering Students to Build, Wreck Bridges
Montgomery County Media. “5 Things to Know Today, July 24th, in Montgomery County”
4. Engineering Crash Course: About 35 area high school students will compete in the annual Spaghetti Bridge Contest, marking the culmination of a four-week summer course called Engineering Innovation at Johns Hopkins University’s Rockville campus today. Kilo by kilo, students will add weight to the bridges until they shatter.
Washington Post. “Engineers Use their Noodles at Engineering Summer Program”
Johns Hopkins University — Montgomery County Website: Future Engineers Strain Spaghetti “One by one, students watched their final projects fall apart. That was by design.”
Channel 9 – WUSA News Feature (Video): “STEM is cool: Pasta Engineers”