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.
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.
ENFP102: Fire Safe Building Designs - Campus
This course is an introduction to the field of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE). Students learn to create, build, and test an innovative fire safety design in a small-scale building. Discussions on a wide range of fire safety topics provide a foundation of the FPE field to enable students to create their designs. A variety of hands-on experiences will explore fire behavior principles and the performance of fire safety systems. Students also explore the variety of career paths for FPE graduates who are routinely in high demand for positions in design, forensic analyses, and research both throughout the United States and in other countries.