Pre-College Programs

Online Pre-College Courses in Engineering

Our online pre-college courses in Engineering are designed for students curious how engineers use cutting-edge science to make our lives better. The courses will challenge you to apply engineering concepts and principles as you learn how to address both theoretical and real-world problems.

Choose from any or all of the following courses, in which you will work closely with Brown faculty and fellow students to explore specific fields of engineering. These courses may be taken in any sequence; all are offered in Summer 2014.

Exploring Engineering
A free, open course that is a recommended, but not required, prerequisite for others in the series.

Biomedical Engineering: Design of Tissue-Engineered Materials

Renewable Energy: Wind Turbine Design

Materials Engineering: Using Nanotechnology to Design a Space Elevator

 


 

Biomedical Engineering: Design of Tissue-Engineered Materials

Summer 2014

July 9-29, 2014

Eligibility

For students currently in grades 9-12

Fee: $885

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Are you passionate about innovative approaches to improving human health? 

Explore how tissue engineering applies math and science fundamentals to the development of replacement cells, tissues, and organs -- for example, to design, grow, and build the optimal artificial heart. 

Instructor: Karen Haberstroh

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Renewable Energy: Wind Turbine Design

The demand for energy is expected to grow 30% by 2030.

Summer 2014

July 30-August 19, 2014

Eligibility

For students currently in grades 9-12

Fee: $885

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What role can engineers play in developing renewable energy sources? In this course, you will explore the some of the science, math, and technology that is used to extract energy from renewable resources. 

Instructor: Karen Haberstroh

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Materials Engineering: Using Nanotechnology
to Design a Space Elevator

Imagine working with material that is only 1/100,000th the width of a human hair.

Summer 2014

June 18-July 8, 2014

Eligibility

For students currently in grades 9-12

 

Fee: $885

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Nanotechnology is one of the most cutting-edge fields of science and engineering. It allows scientists to observe, touch, design, and fabricate matter as small as atoms and molecules. Can you imagine working with material that is only 1/100,000 the width of a human hair? Nanotechnology creates new materials and devices for use in a variety of applications, including physical science, medicine, electronics, and more.

Instructor: Karen Haberstroh

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Exploring Engineering

Considering a career in engineering?

Winter 2014

January 13-27, 2014

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Are you fascinated by what engineers do? In this free, open course, you will gain an understanding of the various fields of engineering and explore the engineering design process, from conceptual design and optimal choice evaluation to project construction and the need for engineering ethics. 

Instructor: Karen Haberstroh