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Shepherd to host engineering innovation summer program

By Staff | Mar 11, 2011

Shepherd University will host the Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation program this summer. The program, designed for high school juniors and seniors, is a five- day-a-week, monthlong course in engineering offered July 5 through 29.

EI is an intensive summer program that gives high school students an opportunity to explore the field of engineering through college-level lectures, hands-on labs, individual and team projects and practical application of math, science and engineering concepts. Students who pass the course will receive three college credit hours from Johns Hopkins University that will transfer to Shepherd or other approved higher learning institutions.

The EI course at Shepherd will be taught by Reza Mirdamadi, chair of the Department of Computer Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering. Shepherd is the first institution in West Virginia to collaborate with Johns Hopkins.

Students should have completed the following prerequisites: Algebra II and knowledge of trigonometry, as well as a successful completion of biology, chemistry or physics. Knowledge of a spreadsheet application, such as Microsoft Excel, is also recommended.

The application fee for the program is $55 and tuition is $2,000. Need-based scholarships are available. Applications are available online at engineering-innovation.jhu.edu.