Jefferson Partners with Johns Hopkins University to offer “Engineering Innovation” Workshop 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 workshop that teaches students to learn and think like engineers. Students will take part in simulations and 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. Ninety percent of Engineering Innovation alumni have gone on to major in engineering or science in college.

The workshop will be offered on Jefferson’s campus from July 6 through July 30, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Prerequisites are successful completion of Algebra II with knowledge of trigonometry and a lab science and experience with a spreadsheet application. Students must have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school. The workshop 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 $1500. The deadline to apply and register is May 26, 2010.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://engineering-innovation.jhu.edu or contact Christine Newman, assistant dean for engineering education outreach, Johns Hopkins University, at 410-516-4473. Interested students may also call Genn Pond, associate professor of engineering science at Jefferson Community College, at 315-786-2333.