Discover Engineering

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Credit: 3.0 units of USC credit

Students who will not have completed Pre-Calc/Trig before June 14, 2021 but who wish to be
considered for this course must submit the Pre-Calc/Trig Waiver with their application

Meets: Monday through Friday


Students will experience a wide range of engineering applications for a variety of engineering majors through designing, building, and testing their own projects, conducting research, completing homework assignments, and taking assessments. Students will work in teams to design, simulate, and build engineering projects. Students will use for project management.


  • Design a course that emulates escaping from a building after structural damage from a natural or man-made disaster
  • Design, build, and program a search and rescue robot to navigate the course using multiple sensors
  • Design, simulate, build, and test a structure
  • Create a monitoring circuit with timing that gives a warning to patients who are at a risk for certain health issues
  • Design and 3D print a prototype of a atmospheric carbon capturing device
  • Design, build, and launch a three-stage model rocket with the carbon capturing device as the payload

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The course will also incorporate synchronous and asynchronous platforms.

The class gives an in-depth understanding of different areas of engineering to help (you) understand what you want to major in.

Devin S., Pennsylvania (Summer Programs 2020)