Engineering Innovation

A Summer Program for High School Students
Johns Hopkins University - California State University Fullerton Partnership
June 26, 2017 – July 21, 2017

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CSU Fullerton Site Information

Application Fee: $55 due when the online application is submitted
Tuition (all sites): $2,500

Commuter Program at the CSU-Fullerton campus:  The Engineering Innovation Program at CSU-Fullerton will only offer a commuter option in 2017.  Any additional expenses such as travel to and from campus, lunch, parking, or incidental expenses are not covered by the tuition cost.


Financial Assistance

HopkinsThanks to the generous support of our sponsors, limited need-based financial assistance is available for partial scholarships for commuting students. We are not able to offer scholarships for the residential programs. The application for financial assistance is included as an option within the online application. Supporting documents, typically the parents W2s and 1040s, must be submitted either online during the application, emailed to, or mailed to the Engineering Innovation office at the mailing address given below.

Refunds for students withdrawing from the course

Residential Program Fees are non-refundable

To withdraw from the program, the Engineering Innovation office must receive a written statement of withdrawal from the student’s parent or guardian.

Withdrawal notices received earlier than three weeks prior to the start of class will receive a 90% tuition cost reduction.

Withdrawal notices received within three weeks prior to the class and until the Friday of the first week of the course will receive a 50% tuition cost reduction.

No refunds will be issued after the end of the first week of class.

No refund will be granted to students suspended or dismissed for disciplinary reasons. The Engineering Innovation program reserves the right to dismiss a student whose academic standing or general conduct is considered unsatisfactory.

Mailing Address

Engineering Innovation
Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering
040 Shriver Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218


Instructor Profiles

Dr. Tiwari Binod Tiwari, Ph.D.
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Phone: (657) 278-3968
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Dr. Binod Tiwari is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at California State University, Fullerton. He is active in research related to geotechnical and earthquake engineering. He coauthored more than 60 peer reviewed papers and gave 58 conference presentations with his students at CSU Fullerton. He has supervised 78 undergraduate and 33 graduate students in various research projects in the past 10 years. Students mentored by him received various national level awards and scholarship/ fellowships in the past including the NSF graduate research fellowship. He has mentored students for various national and regional level research competitions and his students consistently won awards in those competitions. Examples of those awards include the first place in the national geotechnical student research competition, third place in the national geo-prediction, first place in the national geo-wall competition two years in a row, third place in the google mapping competition, and first and second places in the CSU system-wide research competition. Dr. Tiwari received funding from various national and local sources ranging from the NSF to CSU Fullerton intramural grants. He has been awarded with numerous teaching and research awards including the Distinguished Engineering Educator of the Year 2009 by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Orange County Branch, Outstanding Engineering Educator of the Year 2009 by the Orange County Engineering Council, Faculty Advisor of the Year 2011 by the ASI of CSU Fullerton and the Distinguished Professor of the Year 2012 by the CSU Fullerton Alumni Association. He is an editor of four prestigious international journals in his discipline and past Chair of the Geo-institute Los Angeles Chapter. Dr. Tiwari is a licensed professional engineer in the state of California. Dr. Tiwari has taught Engineering Innovation courses at CalState Fullerton from 2008 through 2016. Students in his site performed outstanding compared to their peers across the country. He is looking forward to teaching this course again in 2016. For detailed information about Dr. Tiwari, please refer to



Beena Ajmera

Beena Ajmera, Ph.D.
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Phone: (657) 278-8498

Dr. Beena Ajmera is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at California State University, Fullerton. She was the Teaching Fellow for the Engineering Innovation course at Cal-State Fullerton in Summer 2014 and the Instructor for this course in Summer 2015. She completed her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with focus in Geotechnical Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and her MS in Civil Engineering, BS in Civil Engineering and BA in Applied Mathematics from Cal-State Fullerton. Dr. Ajmera’s research interests are in geotechnical and earthquake engineering and has co-authored over 25 papers related to her work. She has also co-supervised 17 graduate students and 8 undergraduate students in different projects since joining Cal-State Fullerton. Dr. Ajmera is an editor for the prestigious journal Landslides and serves as a member for the Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Committee, the Student Participation Committee and is the co-advisor for the Student Leadership Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Institute. She is recipient of a number of prestigious fellowships including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the Charles E. Via Doctoral Fellowship, the U.S. Society of Dams Scholarship, and is a two-time recipient of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship.


For more information, visit in new window for an application, testimonials from former parents and students, a brochurePDF File , and frequently asked questions.


Interested students may also contact: 

Carlos Santana

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

College of Engineering & Computer Science

 Phone: (657) 278-4407