During this JHU three-credit course, you will complete activities in civil, chemical, electrical/computer, and mechanical engineering, and materials science. Your confidence will grow as you attend college-level lectures, solve problems, test theories, and ultimately learn to think like an engineer.



July 3 – 28, 2023


Working in small teams, you will test the material properties of spaghetti, design and construct a structurally stable bridge, link concepts of heat transfer and chemical reactions to a small bioreactor, create an electronic device to improve the well-being of the user, and prepare a short presentation to pitch your idea to others in your class.


You should expect up to two hours of homework each evening.


Grade and age requirements

You must be a current high school student or recent high school graduate.  Our typical student is a rising junior (~35%) or senior (~65%) in high school. Talented ninth-graders (rising sophomores) may be considered; however, priority will be given to older students. Graduated seniors are also eligible to participate during the summer before they begin their college career.

Students participating in a residential program must have been born between July 29, 2005, and July 2, 2008; they must be at least 15 years of age on move-in day and no older than 17 years of age on the last day of the program.

Academic Prerequisites

  • As and Bs in your high school math and science classes
  • Completed Algebra II
  • Completed a course where the trigonometric functions are taught. You must be able to use sine, cosine, tangent, and the Pythagorean Theorem to determine angles and side lengths for right angle triangles.
  • Completed a full year of high school chemistry and/or physics, including a lab. Many students feel that knowledge of physics is particularly helpful for the course.

Health Requirements

Health Insurance

All in-person students at commuter and residential locations must have health insurance. Please see the Policies and Services page for details.


The Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Pre-College Programs’ COVID-19-related policies are updated regularly with requirements for in-person Engineering Innovation students for summer 2023. 

Meet in-person with peers who are as interested in STEM as you are!

We have options for you to live on a college campus or commute from home.

Residential Opportunities

Live on campus for four weeks at one of our residential locations in Maryland.

Commuter Opportunities

Stay at home and spend your days learning new skills with friends at one of our host locations in CA, DC, MD, or PA.

EEI challenged me to be more independent, responsible, and disciplined in order to succeed in a new and challenging environment.

Aarkarsh Past EEI student


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