Course Detail: FEDS104 - Future Engineers and Dynamic Systems (FEDS)
The Future Engineers in Dynamic Systems (FEDS) Academy is a unique one-week summer course designed exclusively for junior and senior high school students with an interest in exploring the pursuit of an engineering degree. The academy focuses on dynamics, vibrations, acoustics, and systems control within the mechanical engineering discipline. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art research and facilities in UMBC's Dynamic Systems and Vibration Laboratory (DSVL). Students will be engaged in thought-provoking experiments, discussion and lectures. Students will learn how engineering activities can be used to spark innovation around the world. This program has been supported through research awards from the National Science Foundation.The academy only accepts ten students and take place in the Dynamic Systems and Vibrations Laboratory (DSVL) and surrounding classrooms at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). The course follows six curriculum modules: Vibration Measurements of Beams and Plates; Computer Programing and Finite Element Modeling; Systems Control and Design; Systems Identification and Structural Damage Detection; Multi-Body Dynamics, and Renewable Energy. All students will be part of a final project that gives students practical hands on experience, communication and team building skills.LUNCH: Students staying for full day or for both morning and afternoon sessions can bring or buy their lunch. All students will eat lunch on Campus in The Commons, a small food court.