Johns Hopkins University “Engineering Innovation” Course for High School Students

Through a partnership with Johns Hopkins University, Jefferson Community College is pleased to offer a unique and invaluable summer learning experience for motivated high school students—Engineering Innovation.

Engineering Innovation was adapted by The Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering from a freshman engineering course to a four-week summer program that teaches students to learn and to think like engineers. Students will take part in simulations, lab experiments, and apply knowledge of concepts learned in their high school classrooms to real-world practice. Confidence will grow as students attend college-level lectures, tackle problems, and test theories. Information about careers and internship opportunities is also discussed. A certificate of completion will be awarded to all students who successfully complete the course. Students with a final grade of A or B will receive three Johns Hopkins University college credits.

Engineering Innovation will be offered on Jefferson’s campus from July 5 through July 29, Monday–Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Prerequisites are successful completion of Algebra II with knowledge of trigonometry, a lab science, and experience with a spreadsheet application. Students must have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school. The course will be taught by Genn Pond, associate professor of engineering science at Jefferson Community College.

Engineering Innovation at Jefferson is limited to 24 participants and costs $2000. The deadline to apply is May 9, 2011. Financial assistance is available to applicants who qualify.

To apply or for more information, please visit http://engineering-innovation.jhu.edu or contact Meg Bentley, program manager for Engineering Innovation, Johns Hopkins University, at 410-516-0735. Interested students may also call Genn Pond, associate professor of engineering science, Jefferson Community College, at 315-786-2333 for additional information.

About The Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering, Center for Educational Outreach

In 2003, the Center for Educational Outreach was established by the Whiting School of Engineering to increase the number of youth who pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and careers, particularly women and underrepresented minorities. Through partnerships with local schools, youth-serving nonprofits, local corporations, and faculty, the Center for Educational Outreach works to make a broad impact on the community and create effective, scalable, sustainable programs.