The Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Program is looking for motivated students interested in learning more about a career in engineering.
The Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Program is a course we offer to high school students; it is the summer version of a freshman course offered to undecided engineering majors at JHU. We have condensed the semester-long course into 4 weeks. During those 4 weeks, students complete lab activities in computer engineering, chemical engineering, electrical/computer engineering, materials science, civil, and mechanical engineering. They also prepare a presentation in response to a Request for Proposal, learn about engineering economics, write a research paper, build a spaghetti bridge, and have the opportunity to earn college credit.
Please take time to view a short video to hear from our past students. This video is found on our website: http://engineering.jhu.edu/ei/engineering-overview-video/.
This course is rigorous and students must have As and Bs in their math and science courses. They also must have taken the following courses to be eligible to apply:
· Algebra II
· Lab Science (physics, chemistry, or biology)
· Trigonometry, or have learned to use the trig functions – up through the application of the laws of sines and cosines to resolve non-right angle triangles in another math course
· Most students are rising Juniors and Seniors in high school
· Hood College – Frederick, MD – commuter and residential
· JHU Applied Physics Lab Campus – Laurel, MD – commuter only
· JHU Homewood Campus – Baltimore, MD – commuter and residential
· JHU Montgomery County MD Campus – Rockville, MD – commuter only
· Loyola University Maryland – Baltimore, MD – commuter only
District of Columbia
· University of the District of Columbia – Washington, DC – commuter only
o For most sites: June 26, – July 21, 2017; Monday – Friday; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
o Pasadena City College: June 19 – July 20, 2017; Monday – Thursday; 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
o Sci Tech High School: June 19 – July 21; Monday – Friday; 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
· Online Application Available: December 15, 2016
· Financial Aid Priority Deadline: March 15, 2017
Engineering Innovation (EI) is an exciting college-level summer program for motivated high school students with math and science aptitudes and an interest in or curiosity about engineering. During the 4 or 5 week program, students learn to think and problem-solve like an engineer. Of our EI alumni, 85% have gone on to major in engineering.
Through EI, students apply their knowledge of math and science to labs and hands-on projects, and concepts they’ve learned in high school are linked to real-world practice. Students’ confidence grows as they attend college-level lectures, tackle problems, test theories, and ultimately learn to think like engineers.
EI will be offered at 13 sites in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. Here are some basic features of the program:
Recommended for highly motivated 10th, 11th or 12th graders who have:
- Completed Algebra II
- Completed Trigonometry
- Completed a Lab Science
- Experience with spreadsheets
- A’s or B’s in math and science courses
Some key benefits to students:
- Learn skills common to all engineering disciplines
- Complete lab activities and hands-on projects in many different types of engineering (chemical, electrical, computer, mechanical engineering and material science)
- Gain insight while attending college-level lectures
- Solve problems; generate solutions; test theories
- Develop team building skills and make new friends through team projects
- Earn Johns Hopkins University credit if grade of A or B achieved
- Experience a college campus
- $55 application fee
- Tuition: $2,500
- Additional Residential fee - Johns Hopkins Baltimore site = $3,800 (estimated)
- Additional Residential fee – Hood College site = $3,700 (estimated)
- Need-based scholarships are available for commuter students
For more information or to apply, please visit our website: http://engineering.jhu.edu/ei/
Applications for the Governor's School at Innovation Park are now online. To begin the application process, please go to:
The Virginia Association for the Gifted has compiled a list of enrichment opportunities for gifted students. To see this list, please go to:
Sacrifice for Freedom® Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute takes
students and teachers on the journey of a lifetime to explore WWII history
through the life of a Silent Hero who is memorialized in the Normandy American
Cemetery. This program is made possible through the generous support of Mr.
Albert H. Small.
Applications are now
• All applicants must be
available June 17–29, 2017.
• Applications are due by November 28, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
• All participants must apply as one team.
• Students must be either a sophomore or junior in high school as of
• Teachers can be middle or high school teachers.
• All applications must be fully completed and submitted as a single
In June 2017, fifteen student/teacher teams will engage in
a rigorous study of D-Day and World War II. Beginning in January, students and
teachers will engage in an online class led by World War II historians, which
includes weekly readings and online discussions with their peers. Additionally,
teachers will aid students in the historical study of a Silent Hero buried in
or memorialized at the Normandy American Cemetery whose story has not been
previously told. With help from a research volunteer from the National Archives
and Records Administration, students will research and learn about the life of
a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, or Coast Guardsman in order to build a
website once they return from France.
In June, the teams will travel to Washington, D.C., where
the students and teachers will be immersed in lectures and activities presented
by World War II historians and they will participate in a scholarly study of
the war memorials in the D.C. area in order to understand the cost of war.
On the final leg of the journey, the group will travel to
France and walk in the footsteps of history in Normandy. In addition to
learning from local historians and curators, students will study and make
presentations on various aspects of the Normandy Campaign that they have
individually studied throughout the year. The Washington, D.C. and Normandy
portions of the institute will require significant walking. Please be sure that
you are able to walk up to two miles on uneven terrain, in variable weather.
Please be aware that due to health issues this is a tobacco free trip.
The last day in Normandy will be a day of remembrance. The
students will present a eulogy at the grave of a Silent Hero buried at the
Normandy American Cemetery based on their individual research of a member of
the U.S. military who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Teams will return to the U.S. together, teachers are
required to return from France with their student and accompany them to their
final destination. Once the teams return from France, teachers will help their
students as they work to build their Silent Hero websites, which will be used
to immortalize and pass on the memory of American sacrifice to later
Please note that due to logistical arrangements, family
members are not able to accompany the teams on the program.
Applications and more information can be found at:
For High School juniors, Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) is an interactive online learning course with a space mission design and human space flight theme, culminating in a one-week residential Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton for those students who qualify. Offered at no cost to the student, VASTS consists of eight modules and a final project to be completed from November 2016 through May 2017under the guidance of licensed master educators. Based on success in the online coursework, students may be selected to attend a Summer Academy where they interact with NASA scientists, engineers and technologists to design a human mission to Mars. Students who successfully participate in VASTS can apply to earn 2 college credits for the online course and 2 additional credits for the Summer Academy.
Please direct students or other faculty to the website for program information and application,http://vasts.spacegrant.org . The deadline for student applications is October 30th, 2016.
For more information on this program, please contact:
VASTS Education Program Coordinator
Or visit: http://vasts.spacegrant.org
For High School juniors and seniors, Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) is an interactive, on-line Earth System Science Course featuring NASA scientific research and data. The course will be offered for dual enrollment college credit (statewide through TNCC) for high school juniors and seniors beginning in spring semester 2016.
By combining detailed Earth System Science content with real world data analysis, students will be exposed to a rigorous course that will work across science disciplines to cultivate 21st Century Learning Skills. The program will focus on preparing students for the rigors of college and careers while allowing them to develop strong science-based skills such as critical thinking and inquiry-based problem solving. VESSS will have two components. The first component is an online sixteen-week course running from December through April. The second component is a residential NASA Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center for students who perform well in the course. Students who successfully participate in VESSS can apply to earn 3 college credits for the online course and 1 additional credit for the Summer Academy.
Please direct students or other faculty to the website for program information and application,http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS/. The deadline for student applications is October 30th, 2016.
The Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a program for sophomores focusing on the earth and airborne science, engineering, and technology integral to current missions at NASA Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. This dynamic (and FREE) program, designed by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), inspires students who possess technical and/or scientific interests and are motivated to learn about the many different opportunities that NASA offers.
The VSCS program features two key elements: 1.) an on-line science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experience featuring five modules; and 2.) a seven-day residential Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA where selected scholars will learn first-hand from NASA professionals about cutting edge technologies and missions. Program Information:
- FREE Program for 10th Grade Students
- Online modules covering NASA aircraft, balloon, and sounding rocket missions launched or managed at Wallops Flight Facility
- Online course runs from December 2016 through April 2017
- Highly successful students will be selected for a week long Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility (Chincoteague, VA)
- The deadline for student applications is October 30th, 2016
- http://vscs.spacegrant.org/ for application and more information
For more information, please contact Kirsten Manning, Education Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Governor's School at Innovation Park will be hosting information sessions for current 9th and 10th grades students at 9:00 am to 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:
* Saturday, November 5, 2016
* Saturday, December 3, 2016
The sessions will be held in Bull Run Hall, Room 131 located on George Mason University Science & Tech Campus in Prince William.