Overview

  • Explore Engineering Innovation (EEI), formerly called Engineering Innovation, is an exciting, college-level, summer program for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in (or curiosity about) engineering.  Students complete hands-on projects in a variety of engineering disciplines (civil, electrical/computer, chemical, materials, and mechanical) and learn to think and problem-solve like engineers. Participating students have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University (JHU) credit.  By applying their knowledge of math and science to labs and hands-on projects, the concepts they’ve learned in their high school classrooms are linked to real-world practice.  Additionally, their confidence grows as they attend college-level lectures, solve problems, test theories and ultimately learn to think like engineers.  Of our Engineering Innovation alumni, more than 80% have gone on to major in engineering or science.

     

    Biomedical Engineering Innovation (BMEI) is a fully online course offered year-round that introduces biomedical engineering concepts to high school students. Participants in this course model biological systems and design experiments to test their models and use engineering principles to solve design problems that are biological, physiological, and/or medical. Students will model human efficiency, the arm, and the cardiovascular system.

    They use the content they learned in high school math, physics, and biology to solve practical problems encountered in biomedical engineering.

  • Mission

    Engineering Innovation offers high quality, challenging courses for diverse high school students in a supportive and dynamic environment.  We introduce students to engineering, improve college-readiness, and prepare them to succeed in engineering and other STEM fields.

    Vision

    Change the face of engineering by inspiring a diverse and inclusive population of students to become engineers.

  • Johns Hopkins is a community committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence. We firmly believe that we can best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff and by creating a climate of respect that is supportive of their success. This climate for diversity, inclusion, and excellence is critical to attaining the best research, scholarship, teaching, health care, and other strategic goals of the Health System and the University. Taken together these values are recognized and supported fully by the Johns Hopkins Institutions leadership at all levels. Further, we recognize that the responsibility for excellence, diversity, and inclusion lies with all of us at the Institutions: leadership, administration, faculty, staff, and students.
  • The Whiting School of Engineering is a diverse and inclusive community that values:

    • A scholarly, collaborative, and entrepreneurial environment in which innovation, creativity, risk-taking, and the ethical practice and applications of engineering and technology are paramount.
    • The importance of both the fundamentals of engineering and the creation and dissemination of transformative knowledge contributing to the betterment of society.
    • The members’ intellectual agility and their capacity to draw upon their wide range of technical and non-technical skills and abilities to solve societal problems.
  • Since 2006, the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering has offered the Explore Engineering Innovation course (formerly called Engineering Innovation) at locations across the country.  This course is offered nationally each summer (except for summer 2020 when it was cancelled due to the global pandemic) and has served 4651 students through 2019.  This includes 29% women, 9.3% Black or African American, and 11% Latino/Hispanic students.  Through partnerships with Upward Bound, other non-profit foundations, and corporate sponsors, 25% of the EEI students have received scholarships to attend the course.  Each year an external evaluator has provided a formative evaluation including pre- and post- student surveys and alumni surveys.

     

    In spring 2019, the Engineering Innovation office launched a new, fully online course, Biomedical Engineering Innovation (BMEI).  Since that time, BMEI has served more than 250 students.

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