Fundamentals of Engineering at UC Berkeley
This engineering summer program for high school students doesn’t just tackle engineering and science fundamentals, it also challenges students to think critically and creatively about how to design innovative solutions to complex problems. We will explore facets of mechanical, structural, civil, and biomedical engineering in a hands-on, minds-on approach.
In the first six classes, students will spend two days focused on each of the following fields of engineering: biomedical, civil, and mechanical. For each subfield of engineering, students will learn some key concepts and complete at least one design challenge. For the last three classes, each student (or team of students) chooses the field of engineering that interests them most and does a larger project or design challenge focused on that area.
Develop 3D solutions to design challenges to learn the fundamentals behind mechanical, civil, and biomedical engineering
Manufacture an artificial limb to replicate natural function and movement in real world situations
Design and build a scale model structure compliant with code, zoning, and budget requirements
Learn from professionals in the field about the latest advancements in engineering and technology