Through Maker Centers and Simulations, you will gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art technology while applying your engineering skills and creativity to help solve real-world problems. This allows you to leave the program with a clearer vision of your future career path and how to achieve your goals.

Program Highlights

What you will Learn

  • Why the core principles of engineering and problem-solving are critical to innovation and success in the 21st century
  • Information about the vast array of engineering and technology professions to help you make informed choices about your future career path
  • How to incorporate the full scope of the design thinking process while constructing low-cost solutions that also help achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals

What you will Experience

  • Life on the campus of a top-ranked engineering school and college-level curriculum designed in collaboration with faculty from Villanova University’s College of Engineering
  • Interacting with industry professionals from various engineering and technology fields during the Afternoon with the Experts panel and networking event
  • Programming a microprocessor to fly a model helicopter during the Helicopter Electronics Workshop developed by Andrew Barry, Ph.D., MIT Graduate and Founder of Stage One Education
  • Maker Center challenges, such as designing a:
    • Wing spar for an experimental jet aircraft capable of supporting the lift and drag loads experienced during flight
    • Lower leg prosthesis that limits deflection using end point loading and simulates actual movement, allowing the recipient to lead a normal life
    • Support structure for an observation walkway capable of safely reaching out 30 feet beyond the edge of the Grand Canyon
    • Cantilever drive shaft for a race car capable of transmitting extreme horsepower with minimal loss
  • Applying your engineering skills to make a real-world difference


As part of the enrollment process you will be asked to fill out a short application to confirm your program eligibility.


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