The Engineering Design: Life Safety and Fire Protection camp offers participants a glimpse into what fire protection engineers do. Over a 4-day period, high school students will learn engineering concepts, participate in experiments and work with engineering software. The camp will be taught by FPE Chair, Jim Milke and FPE Clinical Professor, Ken Isman. Optional post-camp workshops will offer opportunity to learn about the industry from various industry professionals who are also alumni.

Topics will include Fire Behavior, Material Flammability, Life Safety Analysis and Fire Resistance. Platforms utilized include Zoom, Google Suite, Pathfinder and CFAST.


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*Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
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The Fire Protection Engineering Design Challenge camp is a week-long design and construction camp that ends in a team competition. In teams of 3-4 participants, they will design, test and build a two-room apartment along with the notification, detection and suppression systems in that apartment. The teams will bring their apartments to be fire-tested in a competition at the end of the week in the University of Maryland fire labs.

The SFPE Chesapeake Chapter and Mount St. Joseph will collaborate on teaching. The final 'Burn Day' competition will be staffed by current FPE students and faculty.


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