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Johns Hopkins University teams with WMST for Engineering course

Thirteen Washington Math Science Technology (WMST) Public Charter High School students this summer will take a month-long Introduction to Engineering course for college credit.

Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore is sponsoring the course, which will be taught from July 6-30 at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). All 13 WMST students are rising Juniors and Seniors selected on the basis of the academic performance in mathematics and science. All students have taken Algebra II and Trigonometry.

“We're proud to participate,” said John Zimmerman, vice principal for student affairs at WMST and  liaison for the Johns Hopkins program. Students will take an exam on July 30 to determine if they can receive three credits from Johns Hopkins University (JHU). JHU is paying the $2,150 tuition fee per student.

Mr. Mohammed Nouristani, WMST Physics teacher, will assist the Introduction to Engineering instructor in teaching the course at UDC. This is the second summer that WMST has participated in the JHU program, with the first activity taking place three summers ago. WMST is one of four sites that is participating in the JHU Introduction to Engineering class, with the others in California, Maryland and Pennsylvania.