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Harvard University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences > Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Experiential Learning Program

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Summer 2016 (HSEASS16)

Summer session for 2016 (class: HSEASS15)
program dates: July 10th (departure) till July 24th (leave Boston Logan Airport on July 23rd), 2016
program location: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
application deadlines and submission: May 15th, 2016
applications open: immediately
class size: 25 (5 available slots)

application process: applications will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis (i.e. the sooner you submit your application the sooner it will be reviewed and an admissions decision will be made.

note: all admitted students will need to go through an interview

***download application here***

first name:

last name:

birthday (MM/DD/YYYY):

address:

phone: cell

home

email:

current school / company name:

school / company location:

current grade (not applicable to non-students):

proposed product/service:

(you do not necessary need to have a business concept or product idea; write N/A if this is the case)

current venture name:

(again, write N/A if you do not yet have a venture idea)

emergency contact information:

parent/guardian name (not applicable to candidates above 18 years old):

phone number: day

evening

statement of interest & biography:

statement of interest & commitment to the program

Please use 100-300 words to state your goals in the next six months and why the
Harvard SEAS Experiential Learning Summer Program is critical to you at this time. Why do you want to participate in the Harvard SEAS Experiential Learning Summer Program? What do you hope to achieve through the program; are you committed to completing the program?

biography

100-300 word summation of your educational and professional ambitions. What do you hope to study in college or graduate school? How would you apply your engineering skills in the future? Have you thought about ways to make contribution to the society through science?

participant survey:

Please respond to the following questions to the best of your ability. Participants are not chosen on the basis of the status or completion of their business plan and operations, so if a section does not apply or you have not yet undertaken it, instead include your plans for completing it. Aim to include 100-150 words per question.

What does engineering and applied science mean to you? Describe your commitment to science.

How would you leverage your science and engineering skills in the real world? Have you thought of ways to make meaningful impact to the society through science?

What do you think you need to learn or know to fulfill your goal in question #2?

optional questions:

Do not worry if these do not apply to you, they are not required and are not factored into participant selection. They are asked so that instructors can have an idea of students’ engineering concepts prior to the start of class.

What scientific problem have you identified, and why have you chosen to exploit it? Provide a brief description of your solution (your technology/product/service). What problem does your product, service or technology solve? How does your product, service or technology provide a solution to the problem?

Who will pay for this solution? i.e. who is your consumer? What is the growth in consumer demand and the relevant market and industry?

Have you formally embarked upon a process to tackle this issue? How can the Harvard SEAS Experiential Learning Program assist you to get closer to solving this scientific problem?

participant oaths:

Initial after each stipulation, on the line provided, and hit submit at the end.

If I am accepted into and enrolled in the SEAS Experiential Learning Program:

I understand that I am required to participate in all ways and in accordance with the expectations listed in the program guide, and that I must attend all classes and required coaching sessions.

I will keep up with the reading assignments, engineering journals, and deliverables and will submit all materials by the due date listed in the detailed program offering.

I will reflect instructors’ and coaches’ commentary, feedback, and suggestions from all qualitative and quantitative analyses of my work, and be open to constructive criticism. I will ask for clarification on any issues I do not understand, or am having difficulty adjusting for and implementing in my subsequent assignments.

If I fail to abide by these directives, I understand that my right to participate in the program is jeopardized and that I may be expelled from the program without a refund.

How did you hear about us?

student name:

date:

program overview

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Please visit www.itengcorp.com for complete and updated information.

Harvard official website: http://www.seas.harvard.edu/teaching-labs/pre-collegiate-program-2014

about Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)
Engineering and applied sciences at Harvard has a long and distinguished history at Harvard, beginning with the creation of the Lawrence Scientific School in 1847 (named for donor Abbott Lawrence). Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) brings discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society in the 21st century. In pursuing its aims, SEAS will grow, but will remain: a different kind of engineering program rooted in science, interdisciplinary in culture, and committed to embracing Harvard’s breadth and depth across the sciences and professions. For more information, visit: http://seas.harvard.edu/


application requirement
• ages 14-21 (High school students to University students)
• online application
• stringent English interview required
eligibility solely determined by Harvard SEAS partner - IEG Global Corpration
• please visit www.itengcorp.com for application information

program summary
curriculum: the format for the programming will be 3-4 hours of lecture per day, with 2-3 hours of related project based learning related to the lecture topics. The curriculum is designed to mirror the primary disciplines in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. It will include topics in: computer science and robotics, bio-engineering, environmental engineering, nanotechnology and materials science. There will be a modest amount of advance reading related to these topics and assignments each day.

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nuts and bolts
program fee includes:
• lecture tuition
• registration fee
• travel insurance fee
• course reading materials
• lab materials
• lodging (2-4 students per room)
• meals (3 meals per day) at the Harvard-student-only famous and historic Harvard Dining Hall – Anneberg Hall
• group airport pick-up to and from Boston airport to Harvard University
• campus tour
• Boston tour during the weekend
• farewell party

program schedule*

Day 1:
10:00 Program Overview
Dr. Fawwaz Habbal, Executive Dean, Julia Lee, Director of External Programs
Location: Maxwell Dworkin 119
11:00 Overview of Undergraduate Study in Engineering and Applied Sciences
Dr. Fawwaz Habbal, Executive Dean, Jennifer Casasanto, Former Director of External Programs
Location: Maxwell Dworkin 119
12:00 Lunch
Location: Annenberg in Memorial Hall
1:30 Getting to Know Each Other – Ice Breakers and Team Building Activities
Emily Cunningham, Student Project Facilitator
Location: Maxwell Dworkin 119
2:30 Break
3:00 Design Exercise
Pam Wong, Special Assistant
Location: Maxwell Dworkin 119

Day 2:
9:30 Meet in Maxwell Dworkin 119, depart for Memorial Hall
10:00 Overview of Harvard Undergrad Experience and Tour of Harvard
Location: Sanders Theater, Memorial Hall and Harvard Campus
12:00 Lunch
Location: Annenberg in Memorial Hall
1:30 Investigations in Bioengineering
Dr. Sujata Bhatia, Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering and Assistant Dean, Harvard Summer School
2:30 Bioengineering hands-on experiment: Biostructures
Jorge Pozo, Research and Education Specialist
Location: Maxwell Dorkin G135

Day 3:
10:00 Career Paths in Engineering and the Applied Sciences
Colin Smith, Assistant Director of Career Services at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location: Maxwell Dworkin 119
11:00 Concepts in Mechanical Engineering, Soft Robots and challenges in their Design
Professor Katia Bertoldi, Associate Professor in Applied Mechanics
Location: Maxwell Dworkin 119
12:00 Lunch
Location: Annenberg in Memorial Hall
1:00 Design Experiment/Applied Physics – Egg Drop Competition
Undergraduate Teaching Lab Team
Location: Maxwell Dworkin 119
(Egg Drop Reading here)
3:00 Investigations in Applied Math
Dr. Margo Levine, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies in Applied Mathematics Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
Location: Maxwell Dworkin 119

Day 4:
10:00 Investigations in Applied Physics
Dr. Carolann Koleci, Preceptor in Applied Physics
Location: Maxwell Dworkin 119
11:00 Investigations in Environmental Engineering – Water treatment facility
Dr. Patrick Ulrich, Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies in Environmental
Sciences & Engineering
Location: Maxwell Dworkin 119
12:00 Lunch
Location: Annenberg in Memorial Hall
1:00 Meet in Maxwell Dworkin 119 and depart for Water Treatment Plant
1:30 Investigations in Mechanical and Environmental Engineering
Cambridge’s Drinking Water Treatment Facility at Fresh Pond - lecture and tour
Timothy MacDonald, Director of Water Operations
(**Note: Students must wear closed toe shoes, (no sandals) and long pants.)

Day 5:
9:45 Meet in Maxwell Dworkin 119, depart for LISE Building
10:00 Investigations into Nanotechnology: Center for Nanoscale Science tour and demonstrations:
Dr. Fettah Kosar, Manager of NanoMaterials Facilities
Location: Center for Nanoscale Science, LISE Building
Tools for nanoscale science (demonstrations)
o 10:00am Tour of Nanofabrication Facility (Cleanroom)
o 10:20am Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) demonstration
o 10:40am X-Ray MicroCT demonstration
Dr. Fettah Kosar, Manager, Center for Nanoscale Systems
12:00 Lunch
Location: Annenberg in Memorial Hall
1:30 Investigations in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Dr. Beth Altringer, Lecturer in Innovation and Design
Location: Maxwell Dworkin 119
2:30 Group Photo
Photographer: Hao Pei
Location: Front of Pierce Hall
3:00 Investigations in Computer Science and CS50
Dan Aramendariz, Preceptor in Computer Science
Location: Maxwell Dworkin 119

---weekend---

Day 6:
10:00 Introduction to SEAS Teaching Laboratories, safety protocol, and tour of educational spaces
Dr. Anas Chalah, Director of SEAS Teaching Laboratories, Dr. Maryam Borton, Lab Health and Safety Officer
Location: Maxwell Dworkin 119
(Lab release here)
11:00 Science vs. Engineering: Addressing research challenges
Dr. Anas Chalah, Director of SEAS Teaching Laboratories
Location: Maxwell Dworkin 119
12:00 Lunch
Location: Annenberg in Memorial Hall
1:15 Meet in Maxwell Dworkin 119, depart for teaching labs
1:30 Investigations in Multidisciplinary Science
4:00 Introduction to Microfluidics and Strengths of Materials based workshops
Dr. Anas Chalah, Director of SEAS Teaching Laboratories, Sara Hamel, Environmental and Biological Lab Engineer, Peter Kjeer, Senior Mechanical and Systems Lab Engineer
Location: Pierce Hall, Ground Level, Undergraduate Teaching Labs

Day 7:
Investigations in Multidisciplinary Science:
Microfluidics or Strengths of Materials based workshops
Sara Hamel, Environmental and Biological Lab Engineer Peter Kjeer, Senior Mechanical and Systems Lab Engineer
Location: Pierce Hall, Ground Level, Undergraduate Teaching Labs
(Microfluidics Reading here)
12:00 Lunch
Location: Annenberg in Memorial Hall
1:00 Microfluidics or Strengths of Materials based workshops
Location: Pierce Hall, Ground Level, Undergraduate Teaching Labs
3:00 Telling the Story of your Research
Michael Burek, SEAS Research Assistant in Nanoscale Optics
Location: Maxwell Dworkin 119

Day 8:
10:00 Investigations in Multidisciplinary Science:
Microfluidics or Strengths of Materials based workshops
Sara Hamel, Environmental and Biological Lab Engineer, Peter Kjeer, Senior Mechanical and Systems Lab Engineer
Location: Pierce Hall, Ground Level, Undergraduate Teaching Labs
12:00 Lunch
Location: Annenberg in Memorial Hall
1:00 Microfluidics or Strengths of Materials based workshops
Location: Pierce Hall, Ground Level, Undergraduate Teaching Labs
3:00 Design and create research posters in experiment groups
Sara Hamel, Environmental and Biological Lab Engineer, Peter Kjeer, Senior Mechanical and Systems Lab Engineer
Location: Pierce Hall, Ground Level, Computer Labs

Day 9:
10:00 Investigations in Multidisciplinary Science:
Microfluidics or Strengths of Materials based workshops
Sara Hamel, Environmental and Biological Lab Engineer, Peter Kjeer, Senior Mechanical and Systems Lab Engineer
Location: Pierce Hall, Ground Level, Undergraduate Teaching Labs
12:00 Lunch
Location: Annenberg in Memorial Hall
1:30 Design and create research posters in experiment groups
Sara Hamel, Environmental and Biological Lab Engineer, Peter Kjeer, Senior Mechanical and Systems Lab Engineer
Location: Pierce Hall, Ground Level, Computer Labs
4:00 Research posters due

Day 10:
9:00 Present Research Posters to Program Faculty
Location: Maxwell Dworkin 119
11:30 Certificate Ceremony and Program Close
Location: Maxwell Dworkin 119
12:30 Lunch
Location: Annenberg in Memorial Hall

*proposed schedule only, might change due to professor's availability

key takeaways

• immerse in Harvard SEAS learning experiences
• real hands-on lab work throughout the second week of the program
• various Harvard SEAS lab visits
• official certificate of completion

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