Program Highlights

  • Take the learning experience beyond the classroom and leverage all that Chicago has to offer
  • 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

Program Highlights

  • Take the learning experience beyond the classroom and leverage all that Chicago has to offer
  • 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
  • W H E N
    • Early July: July 7 - July 19, 2019
    • Late July: July 21 - August 2, 2019
  • T U I T I O N

    Residential: $4,998 USD

    Extended Commuter: $3,398 USD

    Commuter: $2,498 USD

Overview

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

Engineering invisibly drives so much of our daily life. In the first week of this summer program we will explore the design process and a standard problem solving approach used by engineers. Utilize a series of design challenges to test and gather data on the efficiency of our designs. Projects include building a scale model structure compliant with code, zoning, and budget requirements as well as creating an artificial limb.

Students will think on their feet as they work against time, budget, gravity, and limited resources to complete mini design projects covering different areas of engineering. The final project will be in the field of their choice so they can further explore a specific area.

Real World Insights

Field trips and guest speakers take the learning experience beyond the classroom and leverage all that Chicago has to offer. Through this course and program, you will get on-site experience and learn from experts in the field. 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!

Career Exploration

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 firsthand what it’s like to work as an engineer. Students will get 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.

Faculty

Instructor - Courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students.

Curriculum Advisor - While instructors vary each year, the Curriculum Advisors ensure continuity in our curriculum. This course was designed by Jeffrey Copperthite 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. He holds an M.Ed and is PLTW certified in five engineering courses.