- Instructors: Mohamed Hafez, Jae Wan Park, Barbara S. Linke, Masakazu Soshi, S.Lee, Z.Kong and Z.Sabato
- Prerequisites: Calculus & Physics
- Typical Field Trips: McClellan Aerospace Museum of California, United Airlines Maintenance Hanger, Flying at local air strip
Mechanical Engineering (2 Weeks)
- Modern Manufacturing Practice,with a focus on 3D printing,assembly,and machine shop operations.
- Understanding sustainable manufacturing including the economic,environmental and social dimensions.
- Renewable Energy including fuel cell,hydrogen,electrical and hybrid cars as well as wind turbines.
- Systems and Control including sensors,actuators and smart machinery. Feedback principles with applications to vehicle dynamics
Aerospace Engineering (2 Weeks)
What makes Airplanes fly? Rocket Science and How Satellites Work will be covered including the physical, mathematical and computational aspects of aerodynamics, space dynamics and propulsion,at high school level. Planned activities include using a water table experiment to demonstrate wave patterns analogous to shock waves in supersonic flows over airfoils or in nozzles as well as flying model airplanes and rockets.