JHU Homewood Campus – Baltimore, MD

JHU Homewood Campus

3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

This site will enroll a maximum of 160 residential and 40 commuting students.


General Information

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

    Mr. Sean Lally – joined Engineering Innovation in 2015

    Mr. Lally is a Science teacher at the Park School of Baltimore, MD.  He is also an adjunct faculty member at Towson University, Towson, MD.

    Mr. Ed del Hierro – joined Engineering Innovation in 2012

    Mr. del Hierro is a mechanical engineering with extensive industrial experience.

    Dr. Gonzalo Pita – joined Engineering Innovation in 2016

    Dr. Pita is a Lecturer and Adjunct Associate Scientist in civil engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

    Mr. Mick Scott – joined Engineering Innovation in 2009

    Mr. Scott is a mechanical engineer and the K-12 STEM Director and teacher at St. Paul’s School, Brooklandville, MD.


     Dr. Orla Wilson – joined Engineering Innovation in 2009
    Copyright 2010 by Marty Katz
    Dr. Wilson received her B.Sc and M.Sc in Chemistry from Dublin City University. Dr. Wilson has been a lecturer in the Materials Science and Engineering department at JHU since July 2008 and continues to enjoy instructing the undergraduate lab class and senior design as well as teaching nanotech electives each semester. Dr. Wilson was recently awarded the Robert. B. Pond, Sr. Undergraduate Teaching award, given annually by the Whiting School of Engineering. She has been an instructor/senior instructor with Engineering Innovation since July 2009.
    Dr. Suzanne Keilson – joined Engineering Innovation in 2015
    Dr. Keilson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD.
    Dr. Dwight Smith – Joined Engineering Innovation in 2013
    Dr. Smith is a mechanical engineer who teaches engineering at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.
  • Mr. J. Tyler Bradley – joined Engineering Innovation in 2009

    Mr. Bradley teaches physics at Towson High School, Towson, MD.

    Mr. Gary Davis – joined Engineering Innovation in 2011

    Mr. Davis teaches at the Science and Mathematics Academy, Aberdeen, MD.

    Ms. Ipsita Ghosh – joined Engineering Innovation in 2014

    Ms. Ghosh is an engineering teacher at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, MD.

    Mr. Keith Seergae –joined Engineering Innovation in 2013

    Mr. Seergae is a Mathematics and Computer Sciences teacher at Towson High School, Towson, MD.

    Mr. Jason Stine – joined Engineering Innovation in 2013

    Mr. Stine teaches Physics and Science at St. Paul’s School, Brooklandville, MD.
    Mr. Eric Benjamin – joined Engineering Innovation in 2016
    Mr. Benjamin teaches chemistry at Dulaney High School.
    Mr. Brian Turkett – joined Engineering Innovation in 2017
    Mr. Chad Goodnight – joined Engineering Innovation in 2006

Site Specific Information

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


    Summer Discovery will run the residential portion of Engineering Innovation.  To contact staff during the program, please call 410-516-8958.


    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 Fresh Foods Cafe during their stay on campus.  You may find more information about this dining hall on their website:  http://pages.jh.edu/~hds/dining/facilities.html.  The website currently reflects the dining hours and options for our spring semester.  These may change during the summer.


    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.  These students will be provided with a “to-go” box to fill during the dining hall hours.  Vegetarian options will be available during all meals.


    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.  These students will be provided with a pre-packaged Kosher meal.

  • The course will be held in several buildings on campus including Maryland Hall, Shaffer Hall, and Kreiger Hall. More details with room assignments will be sent to enrolled students in mid-June.

    Campus Map

  • 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 it will happen between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM.

    Residential Students

    For students living in the residence halls, the cost of eating lunch at a campus dining hall is included with the residential program fee.   Once the details have been finalized,  we will post them here.

    Commuter Students:  Lunch fee for the Johns Hopkins Baltimore campus: $220 –  Commuting students will have lunch at the Fresh Food Cafe (FFC) on the JHU campus for the duration of the course. The total cost to attend the commuter program at JHU Baltimore campus is $2,720 – (Tuition plus Lunch Fee).  The lunch fee will be paid with tuition when student enrolls in the program.

  • Residential students are not permitted to bring a car to campus.

    Commuting students will need to purchase a month parking pass if they wish to park on campus.  Please check with the Homewood Parking and Transportation Office to determine the price and availability of parking permits.

  • All residential and commuter students will receive a JCard, the Hopkins ID.  This JCard will ensure access to the Sheridan Libraries and Brody Learning Commons during regular operating hours. Library Information
  • Both residential and commuter students will have access to the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute (JHMI) shuttle. This shuttle runs daily and can take students to and from locations such as Mount Vernon/The Peabody Institute, Penn Station, the JHU Homewood Campus, and the JHU Medical Campus. Shuttle Schedule

    The Charm City Circulator is another free transportation option for students.

    The Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) also offers transportation by bus throughout the city for a fee. These buses require exact change in cash, so come prepared! If you are going to be using buses throughout the day, you can purchase a day bus pass at a discount. Most Johns Hopkins Students prefer to take the JHMI and Charm City Circulator listed above, but the MTA offers a larger network of bus stops and runs full time.


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