Engineering Innovation & Design  

Boston Campus Program—July 9-21 or July 23- August 4

Don’t just think it, build it

Deepen your understanding of engineering disciplines and current engineering challenges. 

Engineering Innovation and Design (EID) is an intensive, experiential, and project-based program for talented high school students who want to deepen their understanding of engineering disciplines while building a toolbox of technical skills to set themselves apart from their peers. 

Over the course of the program, students will learn the basics of engineering design through the lens of Automatic Devices in Service to a Sustainable Society. They will research and complete a hands-on project under 3D printed parts, laser-cut designs, and Arduino hardware in our state-of-the-art Makerspace. 

An inside look at Engineering Innovation & Design  

Learning Outcomes

Problem Formulation and Analysis of Current and Complex Engineering Challenges  

Students will be trained in creative and innovative problem-solving skills and then apply them to engineering problems based on real-world ecological disasters. Client-focused techniques will be utilized to identify appropriate product specifications to assist in design and refining of the problem to be solved. 

Creativity and Innovation  

With a backdrop of clean water, solar energy/solar panel manufacturing, and other emerging technologies, students will face contemporary problems through building real functioning prototypes. This camp will foster their creative abilities as well as encourage new ones to develop them into innovative problem solvers of tomorrow. 

Competency with Graphic Design and Prototyping Tools  

As rapid prototyping becomes commonplace in industry, students must learn various prototype creation methods to stay competitive. They will learn to use graphic design programs to help them interact with 3D printers, Arduino hardware, laser cutters, band saws, CNC milling, and other machining tools as needed to create prototypes. 

Programming Skills 

Participants will learn the basics of programming logic in C++ to create Arduino hardware-based devices. They will learn how to create, modify, and understand computer code to create simple computer programs to drive autonomous devices. 

Hands-on Projects Completed 

Hands on projects will be a major part of this program – allowing students to explore engineering majors through tangible experiences. Be prepared to learn new ways of looking at the world and the engineering field! 

Sample Schedule

For an in-depth look at your day to day activities during the two-week Engineering Innovation & Design program, click the link below to download our full sample schedule.

This is for informational purposes only and is subject to change

Accelerate Pre-College Programs was a fascinating opportunity for me to experience life as an actual Northeastern University student. It was not only helpful in determining what major suits me best, but it was also an enjoyable time. Working in teams on real-life problems helped me make new connections and I learned a lot. I would definitely recommend it!

Sviatoslav O.

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Program Tuition

The program tuition is $6,495. This includes: program tuition, course materials, housing, meals, and social activities.

About Northeastern

Northeastern is a top ranking experiential research university that prides itself on academic rigor, a diverse and talented population of students and faculty, and a powerful learning model that combines the classroom experience with hands-on work experience.

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