Summer Springboard - Engineering & Innovation

  • January 1 2030

  • Rolling deadlines, apply soon when you're ready!

  • 10th - 12th


This engineering program doesn’t just tackle engineering and science fundamentals, it also challenges students to think critically and creatively about how to design innovative solutions to complex problems. We will explore facets of mechanical, structural, civil, and biomedical engineering in a hands-on, minds-on approach.

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Academic Program Overview: The goal of the program is to give students a taste of multiple types of engineering. In the first six classes, students will spend two days focused on each of the following fields of engineering: biomedical, civil, and mechanical. For each sub-field of engineering, students will learn some key concepts and complete at least one design challenge. For the last three classes, each student (or team of students) chooses the field of engineering that interests them most and does a larger project or design challenge focused on that area. In past years, students have used Autodesk software packages such as Revit, Inventor, and AutoCAD. Instructors will have freedom to choose the software they are most comfortable using. Students use a free trial of the software during the program. By using an experiential learning approach, students will quickly engage in these topics, and the instructor introduces the underlying theory and concepts as students tackle these issues while designing and creating their prototypes. Program Highlights: - 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 - Learn from professionals in the field about the latest advancements in engineering and technology Campus Locations: UC Berkeley June 23-July 5, 2019 July 7-July 19, 2019 July 21-August 2, 2019 Yale University July 7 - July 19, 2019 Duke University June 30 - July 12, 2019 July 14 - July 26, 2019 Northwestern University July 7-July 19, 2019 July 21-August 2, 2019

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Summer Program



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College Experience,Enrichment,Pre-College,STEM

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Two Weeks

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San Diego, CA


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Grade Levels

10th / 11th / 12th

Last Updated on

June 26 2019

Opportunity Types

Summer Program

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No multiple sessions

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