University of the District of Columbia – Washington, DC

University of the District of Columbia

4200 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008


The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at UDC is proud to host Johns Hopkins University (JHU)’s Engineering Innovation (EI) program for high school students. EI is an exciting, hands-on summer course for high school students interested in Engineering and Science. This program is offered at the UDC campus in Washington, DC. under the JHU EI office. For the last five years, mechanical engineering faculty member, Dr. Pawan Tyagi,  has been coordinating EI to provide a rich, educational experience for regional, national, and international high school students. Dr.  Tyagi and Mr. March, teaching fellow, team up to teach the EI program. The SEAS supports EI by providing instructional spaces and access to computers and engineering laboratories. EI students at the UDC site have the unique opportunity to learn about nanotechnology, 3D printer based manufacturing, renewable energy laboratories, and visit a zero energy home.

This site is a commuting site only.  There are no residential facilities.

Maximum of 24 students will be enrolled.

The Winning Spaghetti Bridge from 2018!


General Information

    • Course Dates: June 22 – July 17
    • Time:  Monday – Friday; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • No class on Friday, July 3
  • Dr. Pawan Tyagi

    Dr. Tyagi is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UDC. His research interests include nanotechnology, renewable energy, biosensors, and advanced manufacturing.  He has been with Engineering Innovation since 2011.
  • Mr. Norman Coloma
    Mr. Coloma teaches Science and Technology at Oxon Hill High School and has a Masters degree in mechanical engineering.  He joined the Engineering Innovation team in 2018.

Site Specific Information

  • The course will be held in the Engineering Building (Building 42).

    First day meeting location will be sent to enrolled students in June.

    Campus Map

  • Most days, students will have 45 minutes to an hour for lunch.

    Occasionally, the lab schedule will necessitate a shorter lunch break. The timing of the lunch break may change daily depending on the schedule, but it will happen between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM.

    Students may choose to bring their lunch or purchase lunch at the campus cafeteria.

  • Information will be added shortly
  • All students will have access to computers to complete their online research.
  • There is a Metro Rail station adjacent to the UDC Campus.  Take the red line to the Van Ness – UDC Station.

    The following Metro Bus Routes go to UDC: H2,L1, L2, L4

    Metro Rail & Bus Information

  • UDC 2017 Students


    UDC Winning Bridge 2017

    Load  = 44kg

    UDC Winning Bridge 2015

    Engineers:  Daniel, Ahmed, Arun, Tristan, and Beamlak

    Load:  8.7kg


  • Slow Motion Video of Bridges Breaking at UDC



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