Summer Engineering Exploration Experience (E3) for Students
E3 is fun! Students will have the opportunity to build and launch catapults, make a hydraulic system, create electrical circuits, produce crazy chemical reactions, launch rockets, and more! They will tour various hangars and engineering labs. Plus, they will get to meet, and ask questions of, a variety of scientists and engineers.
E3 is FREE! Thanks to the sponsorship of the Office of Naval Research via the NAWCAD Educational Outreach Office, there is no charge for registration. Registration is open to all community members. Each student is responsible to bring their own bag lunch, sealable drinks, and any snacks daily.
There are normally 3 one-week sessions offered each summer. The program is held from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Fridays on Pax River Naval Air Station.
Registration is closed for 2017.
For information, contact the NAWCAD Education Outreach Office at 301-342-2787
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The Southern Maryland Engineering Program provides students with an opportunity to earn a degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland while attending classes in the local area. Through the collaborative efforts of College of Southern Maryland (CSM), University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering, and Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), students are able to take advantage of accredited EE and ME courses close to home.
Students spend the first two years completing general coursework at CSM (or other institution). The remaining two years of the program, students take courses at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC) and at UMD College Park. These courses are taught by faculty on site in Southern Maryland or through distance education technologies. Engineering courses at SMHEC are taught by experienced part-time faculty members with a strong connection to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
Through an Educational Partnership Agreement between NAWCAD and UMD, upper-class students are provided with an opportunity to apply for the Pathways to Engineering Intern Program. Through this program, students gain work experience through internships at NAWCAD, as well as the potential of tuition assistance and post-graduate employment opportunities on the Naval base.
For more information on the Southern Maryland Engineering Program, please visit the CSM website at http://csmd.edu/stem/events_internship.html or the UMD A. James Clark School of Engineering, Southern Maryland Mechanical Engineering Program at http://www.enme.umd.edu/so-md-program.