Course Overview

New for 2023!

During the two weeks, students will rotate between computational and experimental labs, interacting with college students to learn emerging research topics and cutting-edge methods of tackling aerodynamic problems. Tasks such as Matlab programming, numerical simulation and visualization of fluid flows, and experimental data measurements in a supersonic wind tunnel and a high-speed jet facility will be assigned to the high-school students with the necessary help from college students and Dr. Sun. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the engineering challenges in the aerospace field
  • Learn the fundamental and cutting-edge methods for tackling aerodynamic flows
  • Gain hands-on experience in numerical simulations and experimental measurements
  • Master the basic skills to present analysis data collected from labs
  • Build a network with senior college students

Course Information

Course Prefix and Number: TBD

Format: On Campus (at Syracuse University)

Eligibility: Students must be of rising high school junior or senior status – or a 2023 high school graduate. Students must be from a partner organization of the Office of Pre-College Programs.

Credit: Noncredit

Grading: Pass/Fail


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Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees. Discounts and scholarships are also available.

Program Information

Summer College – Research Immersions: Students work closely with research faculty on existing and new faculty led research projects both online and on campus.

Course Dates and Details

ProgramCourse DatesSynchronous Class Time (Eastern Time)Credit/NoncreditStatus
Summer College – Research Immersions2-Week Session III: Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 11, 2023MTWThF;
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Typical Day

In the first week of the computational lab, the student will be given a numerical dataset and a computer to work on various visualization and fundamental analysis; in the second week of the experimental lab, the students will work with college students to complete basic data measurement and simple post-processing.

Faculty Bio

Dr.Yiyang Sun

Dr. Yiyang Sun is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University. Prior to joining Syracuse University, Dr. Sun was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida State University in 2017 and her B.S. degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2012. Her research interests focus on understanding the underlying physics of fluid flows and designing physics-driven control strategies using computational fluid dynamics and modal analysis.

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