Consortium for PreCollege

Summer Engineering Program

SUMMER ENGINEERING PROGRAM  ( 7th - 9th Grades )

This Institute provides participants with an opportunity to learn the basic concepts underlying chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering. With an overall concentration on mathematics and science, the program is divided into three three components:

            Chemical Engineering Students engage in classroom instruction that explore and examine quality of life issues, i.e. the production and manufacture of pharmaceutical products, fertilizers, fabrics and petroleum products. Study groups use the resources of the library and the Internet to examine the impact of chemical engineering upon our society.

            Electrical Engineering  -  Participants receive classroom instruction regarding the use of computers, robots and communication systems, i.e. telephones, beepers, etc. Films are viewed and discussed regarding the impact of this technology upon our society. Hands on activities include working with basic electrical wiring, computer design, radio frequencies and lasers.

           Mechanical Engineering  -  Classroom instruction focuses on design, development and utilization of machine systems. Experiments are conducted on the various uses of alternate energy sources. Field trips to PSE&G and the Newark Airport enhance classroom Activities.

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