Hundreds of high school students each summer get a jump on engineering through Engineering Innovation, a monthlong program held on 11 campuses nationwide in which students do everything from measuring a campus with a ruler, masking tape, and a rope to building bridges out of spaghetti strands. What’s better, they can earn Johns Hopkins credits.
• 2,294: Number of students who have attended Engineering Innovation since the program’s inception in 2006
• 89: Number of students from 18 states and 11 countries enrolled in last year’s four-week residential program on the Homewood campus
• 343: Number of students who studied at 12 locations in 2014
• 31%: The percentage of female students who participated in 2014
• 91%: Students who say the summer 2014 course improved their problem-solving skills
• 93%: Percentage of students who said they wanted to become an engineer or scientist after the 2014 course
• 97 LBS : The weight withstood by the winning team entry, “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Linguine,” in summer 2014’s Spaghetti Bridge Competition at Homewood