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2016 Engineering Summer Academy

July 17-23, 2016

This summer at JBU, you have an opportunity to explore the world of engineering! Choose from one of two tracks: Energy or Biomedical Engineering. Both tracks will teach common engineering principles.

The Energy Engineering Track will highlight applications to both renewable energy and traditional power generation. You will have an opportunity to experience photovoltaic modules, electrical circuits, biomass generators, batteries, and more.

The Biomedical Engineering Track will highlight mechanical and electrical engineering applications to medical technology. You will develop skills with programming, robotics, computer aided design, 3D printing, and more.

Both tracks will include hands-on project design, building, and testing. You will learn how Christian principles relate to engineering and teamwork, and enjoy evening activities and field trips together with the other students. Explore engineering, build relationships, grow spiritually, and have fun!

Who should apply?: Current 9-11th graders* (10-12th grade as of Fall 2016)

*Preference will be given to upperclassmen.

Cost: $500** (includes housing, meals, field trips, and project materials)

 **Limited scholarships are available.

Registration: Click HERE 

Check out this article from NWA Democrat Gazette on the 2016 Engineering Summer Academy.

2016 Engineering Summer Academy Facebook photo album

Contact James Cooke ( for any questions!


2017 JBU Programming Competition

February 4th, 2017

9:30am-5:30pm (Optional free dinner @ 5:30 pm)


JBU Engineering will be hosting its 5th annual Programming Competition on February 4th, 2017, from 9:30am – 5:30pm in the Balzer Technology Center. The cost is free and lunch will be provided, in addition to an optional dinner for high school students at 5:30 pm.

The competition is open to both high school students and college students. Teams of up to 4 students collaborate together to solve various challenges, using the programming language of their choice (C, C++, C#, Java, Python, etc). The teams that solve the most problems the fastest will win prizes, including cash and JBU scholarships of up to $1000 per student.

Here are the rules and details from the 2016 competition. Details for the 2017 competition will be posted by late fall.

Click here for the registration form for high school students. High school students may sign up without a team, and be matched together with other students.

Contact Dr. Tim Gilmour ( with further questions.

Feel free to check out our JBU Engineering Facebook page for more news and our Facebook album from this year's competition.

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