Sponsered By: The United States Department of Energy
July 14 - July 25, 2014
The Business of Engineering program is an intensive daytime summer program for talented high school students hosted by Hampton University’s School of Engineering & Technology and the School of Business. The program involves an immersion of engineering projects intertwined with business practice. The program aims to stimulate interest in engineering and business by (1) demonstrating the interdependence of engineering and business in making real world choices, (2) introducing engineering methodology as a means of problem solving, (3) exposing students to the entertaining, yet challenging world of engineering, (4) introducing students to cutting edge, computer-aided design software used to solve day-to-day problems. The program engages students in problem solving and team-building by incorporating participation in design contests, case studies, and educational field trips.
- Applicants must currently be in the ninth grade.
- Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA).
- Evidence of maturity, stability, adaptability and self-discipline in new environments.
- Admission to the program is competitive and based on academic record, essays and recommendations.