(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
Throughout the summer, UTSA offers more than 60 camps in science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing, language, culture and more.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Chat with members of the Downtown Campus Initiative Task Force about changes taking place as the Downtown Campus grows and transforms to offer a comprehensive living and learning experience. Table topics will include curriculum changes, orientation updates, transportation, food and living options.
Frio Street Building Commons Area, Downtown Campus
UTSA and the San Antonio Express-News will jointly host this town hall meeting to discuss Unequal Justice in Bexar County and in Texas.
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.
Various locations, Main Campus and Downtown Campuses
Finance and Budget Modeling Task Force presents a panel presentation of experts from 4 universities with experience in incentive-based budgeting. All UTSA campus community is invited to attend and be informed about budgeting processes.
Business Building Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
This event showcases the work of trainees, faculty, staff and students from multiple disciplines and public health agencies across San Antonio.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus
This exhibit highlights the UTSA Special Collections, which includes historic photographs from Texas, San Antonio and UTSA history.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Come learn about the benefits available before the enrollment period July 15-31.
Business Building University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
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