Please note: Due to popular demand, we are no longer accepting applications to SEE for Summer 2023.


During this JHU three-credit course, you will learn about new sustainable energy technologies.


July 3 – 28, 2023


Fossil fuels will eventually run out, and before they do, burning them for energy production will continue to contribute to our warming planet.  Where does all the energy that we use go, and how can we use less energy?

Recognizing that even if we reduce our energy use, we will still need to make changes to energy production, can we design and implement new sustainable energy technologies that are resilient, economical, and can be incorporated into the existing power grid?

To answer these questions and find ways to reduce energy usage, we must examine how we currently are using energy and study the science and engineering concepts behind our energy production and distribution methods, as well as the role policy plays in our ability to implement change.


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 high school science course with a lab

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. 

Johns Hopkins Homewood campus in Baltimore

You have options: commuter or residential

Choose to live on campus or commute to the JHU Homewood Campus

Hood College in Frederick, Maryland

You have options: commuter or residential

Choose to live on campus or commute to Hood College in historic Frederick, MD

I loved the whole experience! [It] pushed [me] beyond my comfort zone…and gave me a chance to see the real-world implications of engineering. There wasn’t an overwhelming amount of coursework, which allowed us to explore the campus…and get the whole college experience. 

Divya Past EEI student


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