Hood College – Frederick, MD

Hood College

401 Rosemont Ave

Frederick, MD 21701

This site will enroll a maximum of 96 residential and 24 commuting students.

General Information

2017 Photos

    • Course Dates: June 25 – July 20
    • Check-in Day for Residential Program:  June 24
    • Time:  Monday – Friday; 9 AM – 3PM
    • No class on Wednesday, July 4th


    Allen Flora – returning for his third summer

    Dr. Allen Flora, professor of physics, teaches introductory and upper level physics courses at Hood College.  He has advised many undergraduates completing their computational science capstone projects.  He received his B.A., magna cum laude  in physics and mathematics from Bridgewater College and his  Ph.D. in physics from the University of Virginia.  In 2015 Dr. Flora was selected as the Adviser of the Year by the Academic Affairs Committee of the Student Government Association at Hood College and has twice received the Excellence in Teaching Award by the Keystone Chapter at Hood College of Mortar Board (2012 and 2003).



    Ahmed Salem – returning for his third summer

    Dr. Ahmed Salem, associate professor of Computer Science and Information Technology, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science at Hood College. He received his B. Eng. from the Higher Technological Institute, Cairo, Egypt and his M.S. in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from the University of Louisville.





    Mr. Reza Mirdamadi returning for his 9th summer
    Mr. Mirdamadi is an Associate Professor of Engineering and Chair of the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering at Shepherd University.




    Dr. Dana Lawrencereturning for her third summer

    Dr. Lawrence is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Hood College.  She has a PhD from Florida State University.






    Dr. Chris Malec – joining us for his first summer
    Dr. Malec has a PhD in physics from Georgia Institute of Technology and teaches physics a Bard High School Early College in Baltimore


  • Patrick Greene

    Patrick Greene will be joining us for his second year as an Engineering Innovation Teaching Fellow.  Mr. Greene is a high school Project Lead the Way teacher.


    Paul Hoyt


    Paul Hoyt is returning for his 9th year as a Teaching Fellow for Engineering Innovation.  Mr. Hoyt is a high school technology education teacher.



    Brandi Wiegner

    Brandi Wiegner will be joining us for her second year as an Engineering Innovation Teaching Fellow. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Engineering and Minor in Architecture from Lafayette College, and her Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins. Mrs. Wiegner spent 7 years in the construction management industry and is currently a high school mathematics teacher.


    Christina Orcutt

    Christina Orcutt will be joining us for her first summer.  Christina teaches chemistry at Hood College.


    Richard Menendez

    Richard Menendez will be joining us for his first summer with Engineering Innovation.  He teaches physics at Northwest High School in Germantown, MD.

Site Specific Information

  • Click the link below for answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the Engineering Innovation residential program.

    Residential students who wish to leave campus overnight to visit with family or friends must complete the following form and either bring it to campus at check-in or email it to us at enginnovation@jhu.edu:


    DINING HALL INFORMATION:  Residential students will be eating at the Hood College Dining Hall during their stay on campus.


    Ramadan Dining Information:  Engineering Innovation students who will be observing Ramadan during their stay on campus should send us an email so that we may alert the Dining Office about their requirements.


    Kosher Dining Information: Engineering Innovation students who require Kosher meals should send us an email so that we may alert the Dining Office about their requirements.

  • The Engineering Innovation Summer Program will hold classes on the second floor of the Hodson Science and Technology Center.  https://www.hood.edu/about-hood/hood-at-a-glance/our-people/hodson.html

  • Most days students will have an hour for lunch.  Occasionally the lab schedule will necessitate a shorter lunch break.  The timing of the lunch break may change daily depending upon the schedule, but will happen between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Students will take their lunch in the Hood College dining hall.

    Commuter Students:  Lunch fee for the Hood College campus: $220   Commuting students will have lunch at the Hood College Dining Hall on the Hood campus for the duration of the course. The total cost to attend the commuter program at Hood College campus is $2,720 (Tuition plus Lunch Fee).  The lunch fee will be paid with tuition when student enrolls in the program.

  • Students in the residential program are not permitted to bring a car to campus.

    Commuter students will find free parking close to the Hodson Science and Technology building on Evergreen Avenue, Broadbeck Drive, and Rosemont Avenue.

  • Students will have access to computers to complete their online coursework.



Click here to view the 2016 Bridge Breaking Competition.



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