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Greetings!The Engineering New Frontiers Program is an excellent opportunity for us toprovide you with a taste of engineering education and to introduce you to TheCatholic University of America and Washington, D.C. Our staff and faculty haveworked diligently to create a program that will not only expose you to the theoreticaland practical aspects of engineering, but also will broaden your horizonsby enabling you to experience college life firsthand.I strongly encourage you to participate in this program and come experienceengineering in our nation’s capital with us.Charles Cuong Nguyen, D.Sc.Dean, School of EngineeringTHE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICASchool of EngineeringWashington, DC 20064Explore the wide variety of engineeringopportunities this summer at CUAEngineering New FrontiersSummer Program for High School StudentsJuly 22–July 28, 2012THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICASchool of Engineering


Engineering New Frontiers (ENF) is aweeklong, residential summer camp forrising high-school juniors and seniors heldon the campus of The Catholic Universityof America from July 22 to 28, 2012.At ENF, students will work closely with CUAengineering faculty members to explore thewide variety of engineering opportunities inour society. Through classes, demonstrations,and hands-on experiments, students willexperience what college engineeringmajors and professional engineers do.Living on campus, students also get a“taste” of college and exposure to the bestof Washington, D.C., including specialmuseum tours, sporting events, andvarious other safe recreational activities.Engineering New FrontiersSummer Program for High School StudentsSchool of EngineeringTHE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICATuition CostsThe cost for the camp, room, board, and outside activitiesis $650 per person.For more information and application materials contactMary Kate Zabroske, Program DirectorSchool of EngineeringThe Catholic University of AmericaWashington, DC 20064202-319-5160zabroske@cua.eduhttp://engineering.cua.edu/ENF.cfmCamp CurriculumStudents enrolled in the camp work in teams for the week. Theywill be introduced to the following engineering concentrations:Biomedical Engineering. Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering: The world ofbiomedical engineering is moving in exciting directions. In this section studentsget a brief overview of biomedical engineering and learn how different biomaterialsare used in various areas of medicine and health. The focus will be on how biomedicalengineers are working to grow tissues and organs, such as bones and heartmuscle—tissue engineering—that help people with bone and cardiac problems.Civil Engineering. Water and Wastewater Treatment: Water runoff from streets,parking lots, yards, and farms affects the ecosystem, fish, and human health. Inthis section, students focus on the importance of water and wastewater treatment(to remove pollutants/microbes) and the impact of discharge of untreatedwastewater into water bodies. They also examine the processes—settling, filtration,disinfection, coagulation, and flocculation—used to purify water for drinking andtreatment of sewage.Electrical Engineering. Solar Concentrator Project: From the sun to electricity:how does it happen? In this section, students learn the general properties of electricalcircuits, including descriptions and explanations of voltage, current, power,resistance, and other electrical properties. Using that knowledge, students buildsolar concentrators and measure solar cell output to quantify voltage, current,power, and resistance. This project highlights the importance of alternative andrenewable energy.Computer Science. Robotics: The life of a robot isn’t simple. In this section,students focus on the complexity of robotic systems. Robots are expected toexplore unknown, dynamic, or possibly hazardous environments, and must beequipped to respond to unanticipated changes in their environments. Robotswork in a variety of places: in space and underwater, in manufacturing plants,in households, as toys, in medicine and health care surgical systems and pharmaceuticaldispensaries, and for navigation as vehicle control.Mechanical Engineering. Glider Design: Gliding on air currents seems carefree,but requires astute engineering. In this section students focus on flight, learningabout glider design, then designing, building, and launching gliders. In the processstudents gain an appreciation for the sometimes conflicting objectives of havingthe gliders fly the longest distance and having them stay aloft the longest time.FacultyEach section will be led by CUA faculty experts who are also professionals in their fields.Otto Wilson Jr., Ph.D.,biomedical engineering,received a National ScienceFoundation CAREERaward in 2007 for his workinvolving bone inspirationin research and education.In addition to those topics,he studies nanomaterialschemistry and biologicalliquid crystals.Arash Massoudieh, Ph.D.,civil engineering, studieswater, especially theeffects of contaminantsfrom storm water andcontaminated sedimentson ecological systems,fish populations, streams,and wetlands, as well ashow bacteria transfergenes in porous media.Scott Mathews, Ph.D.,electrical engineering,recently established theAlternative and RenewableEnergy track at CUA.He also conducts researchin the areas of electromagneticmaterials, lasers,and high explosivesdetection.Erion Plaku, Ph.D.,computer science, focuseshis research on motionplanning and enhancingautomation in humanmachinecooperativetasks in complex domains,such as robotic-assistedsurgery, mobile robotics,manipulation robotics,and hybrid systems.Rene Gabbai, Ph.D.,mechanical engineering,has focused on the characterizationof the structuralresponse of marinerisers and conductorscovering a full range ofconfigurations used inthe search and extractionof hydrocarbons. He alsostudies tall buildingresponse to wind loadingand making dynamicallysensitive structuresreliable.In addition to the faculty, who will lead each section, deliver lectures, andprepare and supervise experiments, among other related activities, CatholicUniversity engineering undergraduates will be on hand as counselorsand lab assistants to help guide students through the program. ResidentAssistants will supervise the students’ residence hall stays.

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