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 California State University, Fullerton

Engineering Innovation

A Summer Program for High School Students
Johns Hopkins University - California State University Fullerton Partnership
June 29, 2014 – July 25, 2014

What is EI?

Engineering Innovation  is an exciting college-level summer program for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in (or curiosity about) engineering. This program has been available to high school students since 2006. In the program, students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers and have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University (JHU) credit.

By applying knowledge of math and science to labs and hands-on projects, the concepts learned in high school classrooms are linked to real-world practice.  Additionally students confidence grow as they attend college-level lectures, solve problems, test theories and ultimately learn to think like engineers.

Over this four or five week (depending upon the site) program students complete lab activities in computer engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, material science, civil engineering, robotics, and mechanical engineering.  They also prepare a presentation in response to a Request for Proposal, learn about engineering economics, write a research paper, take weekly quizzes, and complete a comprehensive final exam.

  • Curriculum developed by Johns Hopkins University
  • 80% of Engineering Innovation graduates have gone on to study engineering or science in college
  • The student to faculty ratio is 12:1 or lower
  • Students learn from practicing engineers about careers, internships and educational opportunities in the field
  • Students with a final grade of A or B receive three Johns Hopkins University credits
  • Certificates of Completion are awarded to all students who successfully complete the course
  • A residential option is available at the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus and at the California State University – Fullerton campus
  • The program runs four or five weeks, depending on the location

Engineering Innovation is a successful, proven program that encourages and prepares high school students to pursue STEM education, especially engineering. The program is 4 weeks long (June 29, 2014 - July 25, 2014). The total expense for attending the program is $2,300. Cal State Fullerton offers a residential option on campus (which includes room and board plus residential activity fees). Financial assistance may be available, and is included in the online application process.

Admission is very limited. So, please apply on-line beginning February 1, 2014.

Visit the following website for an application, course materials, testimonials from former parents and students, a brochure, and frequently asked questions.

Interested students may also contact
Victor Delgado
ECS Assistant Dean