Program Highlights

  • Design and build a scale model structure compliant with code, zoning, and budget requirements
  • Develop 3D solutions to design challenges to learn the fundamentals behind mechanical, electrical, civil, and structural engineering
  • Practice problem-solving skills utilized by engineers in the field
  • Study actual blueprints, timelines, and systems used by real world foremen

Program Highlights

  • Design and build a scale model structure compliant with code, zoning, and budget requirements
  • Develop 3D solutions to design challenges to learn the fundamentals behind mechanical, electrical, civil, and structural engineering
  • Practice problem-solving skills utilized by engineers in the field
  • Study actual blueprints, timelines, and systems used by real world foremen
  • W H E N
    • Session 1: June 24 - July 7, 2018
    • Session 2: July 8-21, 2018
    • Session 3: July 22-Aug 4, 2018

Overview

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 electrical engineering in a hands-on, minds-on approach.

Engineering is one of the top desired careers in many companies. These businesses are always in need of creative minds that can problem solve on their feet and help the company save money, solve issues, and expand their reach. If you are considering a career in Engineering, this course will help you explore what it takes to be an engineer. We will explore facets of mechanical, structural, civil, and electrical engineering in a hands-on, minds-on approach.

Hands-On Learning

In the first week of the course, we will explore the “Design Process” and a standard problem solving approach. We will utilize “Instant Challenges” and learn how we test and gather data on the efficiency of our designs.

In the 2nd week we will build a scale model of a residence that complies with “Habitat for Humanity” residential code and plan for cost and efficiency of design.

Real World Insights

Through this course and program, you will get on-site experience and learn from experts in the field. We will gain an understanding of applied problem solving skills that are involved in Engineering. By the time we are finished with this course you will be excited at the prospect of the Engineering field and the many career opportunities within it!

College Planning

Our True You curriculum gives students a clearer sense of their strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for personal growth. This insight helps students reflect on which areas within the field of engineering is right for them. Meet with successful professionals and experts in the fields of engineering and technology to learn more about careers and jobs in this field, and have the opportunity to ask questions and learn, first-hand, what it’s like to work as an engineer.

About the Course

This course was designed to introduce students to foundational principles of engineering. Because students work in teams, there are no math prerequisite courses. Students will be assigned to teams while taking into account each student’s math ability. Classes are held weekday mornings.