University of Maryland: Terp Young Scholars | A. James Clark School of Engineering

    University of Maryland: Terp Young Scholars | A. James Clark School of Engineering


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential, Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Engineering
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
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    The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland serves as the catalyst for high-quality research, innovation, and learning. Through Terp Young Scholars, students gain a hands on experience with engineering design and fire safety.

    Please note that the residential program is not open to international F/J visa students. 

    ENES100: Introduction to Engineering Design - Campus

    This course is an introduction to engineering and the engineering design process. Students work in teams to design, build, test, and analyze a working prototype of an emergency first responder robot. The project focuses on autonomous operations of the robot to detect and report on hazards including fire, liquid spills, and electrical faults. Students learn skills in microcontrollers, 3D printing, laser etching, electronics, sensors, and programming. Prior experience with electronics and computer programming is helpful, but not mandatory. All of the necessary subjects are covered in class lectures. Student teams also prepare written reports and oral presentations to showcase their projects and develop communications skills. Students interact with several faculty and current undergraduate engineering students, and participate in lab demonstrations and on-campus engineering facility tours. Support for instructional equipment and materials is generously provided by Boeing, Inc.