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Program Overview

Junior Engineering Investigations is our next-level engineering summer experience for entering 7-9th grade students. The one week program introduces students to a variety of engineering disciplines to help them develop engineering skills as well as explore possible future careers.

Program Highlights
  • Engage in hands-on engineering activities,
  • Visit 1-2 engineering labs
  • Listen to guest lectures from a practicing engineer as well as a Tufts faculty member.
Program Outcomes
  • Multiple hands-on projects exploring different engineering disciplines and the engineering design process


  • Practice collaboration and technical communication through group work and project presentations


  • Interact with members of academia: students, staff, and instructors at the university

Meet Your Program Staff

Magee Shalhoub, Program Staff

School of Engineering

Magee Shalhoub (she/her series) is the Program Administrator for the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO), having graduated from Suffolk University and receiving her BS in Sociology. She leads the daily operational tasks and processes for the CEEO, supporting several research faculty in pre- and post-grant management. Magee manages roughly 15 government/industry grants and 30 gifts/cost recovery/operational accounts, and orchestrates the development of new cost recovery programs within Tufts, including Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP), Engineering Design Lab (EDL), and Engineering Investigations (EI).

Program Details


Application Instructions

Submitting your Application

Step 1 -- Student and Parent Information: Please fill out your student’s personal information, general contact information, and at least one parent or guardian’s personal information. After this information has been submitted, you will receive an email with a temporary pin to log into your account and then you will move on to step 2.

Step 2a -- Design and Engineering Workshops Program Selection: Log into your student’s account and start the enrollment process. Enrollment in our workshops are on a first-come, first-served basis. We highly recommend applying as soon as possible to ensure enrollment in your first-choice program. Enrollment is not complete until you have provided full program payment. Please use this section to select your student’s grade, and select between course offerings per week in which you are interested. 

Step 2b -- Workshop Selection Review: This page is for you to review all of your workshop selections. Please ensure that you have made the correct selections along with daycare preference. If you are interested in receiving financial aid, please indicate your interest and complete the information required to be considered. After you click submit, you will receive approval or waitlist notification within 3 - 5 business days. Additional required forms will be uploaded to your application portal once your student has been confirmed a spot into the workshop. 

Step 2c -- Parent, Questionnaire, Release and Consent: This page is for parents to complete to provide us with additional information that we may need to know about your student. Additionally, this page asks you to confirm photo consent, dismissal contact information, as well as a final parent signature which confirms your permission in your student’s participation in our workshops. To complete this step, you will need to have the following on you:

Step 3 --  Review and Submit: This is the final review page to confirm that you have completed all required parts of the application. If you are ready to submit the application for review, please press “Submit Application” in the lower left hand corner.


After your Workshop Approval Confirmation

Step 4 -- Payment: Once the application is complete and submitted, members of our Design & Engineering Workshops program staff will review your application within 3 to 5 business days and let you know via email if your student has been approved for course enrollment. Upon confirmation of enrollment, applicants should expect a link for tuition payment as well as post-enrollment forms which must be completed prior to program start on the applicant portal.

Step 5 -- Required Enrollment Forms: Once you have completed full program payment, you will need to complete several post-enrollment forms. To complete this step, you will need to have the following on you, you will need the following:  

  1. Pediatrician contact information
  2. Immunization records from pediatrician office for upload to secure system
  3. Health insurance card

Please note: The K-8 Design and Engineering Workshops will be following all Tufts policies and procedures in regards to COVID-19 and vaccination. While we will be requiring submission of COVID-19 vaccination status, guidance on how to provide this information will be communicated to participating students and families closer to program start. 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Are these workshops in person and where are they located?
    • In summer 2023, we are on track to have all K-8 workshops in person on the Tufts Medford Campus. Location of the workshop will be emailed to you after the registration process is complete. 
  • Do you provide before and aftercare?
    • Yes, before care is available from 8:30-9:00AM and aftercare is available from 3:00-5:00PM for a flat rate of $100 per week. 
  • Will I need to provide lunch and snacks?
    • Yes, due to COVID protocols on campus, students will be expected to bring a snack, lunch, and a water bottle
  • Will my child go outside during the day?
    • Yes, if the weather is nice, students will go outside to play. Please put sunblock on your child before dropping them off and make sure they have clothes appropriate for the weather.
  • Will my child wear a mask during workshops?
    • Per Tufts University COVID19 Policy, masks are optional inside of our buildings. We will update this policy if Tufts makes changes to their policy this summer. 
  • How do I register two+ children?
    • To register two+ children, you must make a separate account for each child using a different email address. You cannot register more than one child with one email account and one student profile. 
  • I was added to a waitlist, what does that mean?
    • If you are added to a waitlist, you will be notified if a spot will open in the workshop you registered for. You do not pay for any waitlist workshops with your final billing. You will receive an email if a spot has opened up for you and then you will have 2 days to claim your spot and pay. 
Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students and families on a first-come, first-serve basis for all of our Design and Engineering Workshops.

Instructions for K-8 Financial Aid
  1. While you are selecting and reviewing your workshop selections on the application, there is an opportunity to indicate interest in financial and to complete brief application. 
  2. Once you submit your application, our K-8 Design and Engineering Workshop program staff will review your application and financial aid request within 3 -5 business days. 
  3. If your student's application is approved and the financial aid request is granted, you will see the aid amount deducted from your final price when you receive your bill to pay.
Important Dates & Policies

June 1: final date for all Design and Engineering Workshop refunds.


K-8 Design and Engineering Workshop Withdrawal Policy

K-8 Design and Engineering Workshop Refund Policy


Please see the policies section of this website for a complete list of applicable policies.

Sample Schedule