Pre-College and Outreach

Smart Lighting Summer Program

This program is designed to introduce high school students to the basic concepts of digital smart lighting. In doing so, students will see the applications go a step further than the general concept of lighting an area. 
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MS2 Summer Enrichment Program (Introduction to Engineering Design)

In partnership with the Consortium for Additive Manufacturing (CAM), the Department of Mechanical Engineering is offering a summer immersion experience for the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science (MS) 2 focusing on Introduction to Engineering Design. The program is organized around two 2 - week sessions; each session will have a cohort of 15 students. The student will be introduced to engineering design through an entrepreneurship challenge requiring student groups to identify problems, design solutions to those problems, and manufacture those solutions using 3D printing.

The students will have specific sessions teaching them the engineering design process, solid modeling and Computer Aided Design (CAD), as well as digital manufacturing. The program culminates in a pitch session where student groups pitch their business idea by demonstrating their designs in front of a panel of judges. Dr. Grant Warner, a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering leads the program.

NFTE Global Girls Entrepreneurship Tech BizCamp

NFTE DC Region's Global Girls Entrepreneurship Tech BizCamp offers female students the opportunity to learn a tech-infused NFTE Entrepreneurship curriculum in a highly interactive and intensive 2-week camp setting. Through field trips, guest speakers, industry exposure, and engaging activities, participants learn the basics of putting together a business plan including technological platforms while also developing valuable academic and life skills.
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Pre-College for Engineering Systems (PCES)

The (PCES) program emphasizes the fundamentals of electrical engineering concepts, and sustainable energy with smart grid concepts. Several design projects using simulation tools for power system analysis for power system design are also introduced.
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Howard University Summer Transportation Institute (HUSTI)

The Howard University Summer Transportation Institute (HUSTI) program is designed to attract rising 9th and 10th grade students to career fields in transportation. HUSTI provides a stimulating introduction to all modes of transportation through hands-on projects, problem-solving techniques, field trips, classroom and enrichment activities. Participants will gain skills in mathematics, science and technology.
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Ambassadors of Engineering Program

The Ambassadors of Engineering program managed by the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department engages Howard University undergraduate engineering students in outreach from K-12 grades and the general public, and promotion of careers in engineering. Ambassadors run hands-on earthquake and coastal engineering challenges at large-scale public outreach events and schools throughout the Washington DC area. Inquiries about the program should be directed to Dr. Claudia Marin-Artieda, by phone 202-806-6580 or by email


Mechanical Engineering Professor Dr. Emmanuel Glakpe Named ASME Fellow

Fri, August, 25 2017

Dr. Emmanuel Glakpe, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected Fellow of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) in April 2017, after being nominated by Dr. Nadir Yilmaz. Dr. Glakpe’s nomination was supported by ASME Fellows from within academia, industry and government positions.Read More >>

Mechanical Engineering Department Chair and Professor Dr. Nadir Yilmaz Named SAE International Fellow

Fri, August, 25 2017

SAE International announced that Professor Nadir Yilmaz was elected as a 2016-2017 SAE Fellow. Dr. Yilmaz was recognized during ceremonies at the WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience in Detroit, Michigan on April 11, 2017.Read More >>


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