Engineering & Innovation Track

Pre-College Exploration Academy



Behind the structures and products we use in our everyday life, engineers must consider many details before building can commence. Considerations such as technology, budget, materials, and regulations all inform the process. This online academy allows you to think like an engineer and create solutions to real world design challenges.


January Session - Days 1 & 2:
January 23, 2021 January 24, 2021

January Session - Days 3 & 4:
January 30, 2021 January 31, 2021

April Session - Days 1 & 2:
April 10, 2021 April 11, 2021

April Session - Days 3 & 4:
April 17, 2021 April 18, 2021

June Session - Days 1 & 2:
June 12, 2021 June 13, 2021

June Session - Days 3 & 4:
June 19, 2021 June 20, 2021

Topics you'll cover


Create your own designs and dive into the decision making process behind the design of structures with a leading architect.

Your instructor:

Phil Muse, former University of Houston

Philip Muse is a licensed architect with over 40 years of extensive experience in architectural design and project management.


Explore the different branches within the field of engineering and discover the fundamentals of fluid dynamics.

Your instructor:

Dr. Reza Alam, UC Berkeley

Dr. Reza Alam is an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley as well as the American Bureau of Shipping Chair in Ocean Engineering.


What it's like to be a roboticist working on autonomous drones. Think critically about programming, control theory, and algorithm design.

Your instructor:

John Keszler, MIT

John Keszler is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Computer Science

Think like a technologist and learn the underlying theory behind software you use everyday. Topics include an introduction to the design and analysis of algorithms.

Your instructor:

Dr. Sean Choi, Facebook

Sean Choi completed a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and a M.S. degree in computer science at Stanford University and B.S. degree in computer science and business economics and management at California Institute of Technology.

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