During this JHU three-credit course, you will learn about new sustainable energy technologies.
July 1 – July 26, 2024
June 30, 2024, is move-in day for residential locations.
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.
For 2024, students participating in a residential program must have been born between July 27, 2006, and June 30, 2009.; 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. We cannot accept students who turn 18 before the final day of the course to a residential program. You must be under 18 years of age to live in the residence hall.
- As and Bs in your high school math and science classes
- Completed Algebra II
- Completed a high school science course with a lab
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 2024.
Meet in-person with peers who are as interested in STEM and sustainable energy as you are!
You can live on a college campus or commute from home.
Live on campus for four weeks at one of our residential locations in Maryland.
Live at home and spend your days learning about Sustainable Energy with new friends at one of our host locations in California or Maryland.