Students at the University of Rochester Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will integrate the unique independence of the Rochester Curriculum with advanced research, invention, and problem-solving skills. Rising 9th–12th graders can explore engineering topics, including one week on biomedical engineering, one week on optics, and one week on audio and music engineering. Students will be able to use the resources of the Hajim School.
This is a three-week, full-day program that runs Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., lunch between 11:30–1:00.
The coursework is designed to be fun but rigorous as students complete hands-on activities, team-oriented challenges, and attend lectures given by University professors. The classes will have no more than 20 students.
Some examples of the program’s activities include an egg-drop contest from the balconies of Goergen Hall, learning about basic acoustics, becoming familiar with sophisticated recording studio equipment, and learning about optics and lasers. Students will also take laboratory tours and demos, attend workshops, and participate in Q&A sessions, all of which will expose them to career possibilities in engineering.
The program will allow students to get an exclusive first look at the college experience at Rochester.