(Dec. 3, 2009)--The Prefreshman Engineering Program is accepting applications for the summer 2010 session. The challenging, mathematics-based summer program explores career opportunities in engineering, the sciences and technology.
The application process closes Jan. 29, 2010. Interested students and parents should speak with a school counselor or math or science teacher for an application, or visit the "News" section on the PREP USA Web site.
Students become eligible for PREP as they complete the sixth grade and remain eligible through the eleventh grade. The program offers four summers of classes and activities teaching advanced mathematics, problem solving, computers, principles of engineering and other sciences. Some school districts may offer elective credits for PREP.
Hands-on activities, field trips and visits from professionals expose the students to college life and career opportunities. Labs often include building model bridges, programming robots, analyzing water resources and building basic electronic devices.
Tuition is $300 per student, but many schools provide funding for their students to participate. For more information, call 210-458-2060.
The PREP 2010 summer session is June 14-July 30. PREP is taught at 11 local college and university campuses with different PREP years assigned to each location:
Year 1: UTSA (Main and Downtown campuses), St. Philip's College (SPC), SPC-Southwest Campus, Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College, Northeast Lakeview College
Year 2: University of the Incarnate Word, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio College
Year 3: St. Mary's University
Year 4: UTSA Main Campus
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