(June 16, 2015) – The 37th San Antonio Prefreshman Engineering Program (SA-PREP) opens this week with more than 1,700 participants registered to attend the seven-week program June 15-July 30.
The academic levels of the program -- PREP I, PREP II, PREP III and PREP IV -- are presented over seven weeks through lectures, projects, seminars and hands-on activities that allow students to learn and apply advanced STEM concepts. The curriculum includes but is not limited to mathematics, problem solving, engineering, physics, technical writing, water science, nanotechnology, computer science, research and STEM career awareness. In addition to gaining a jumpstart on advanced topics in the hard sciences and mathematics, PREP students have the opportunity to earn college scholarships and high school credit.
In San Antonio, PREP I will be offered at the UTSA Main and Downtown Campuses, Northwest Vista College, St. Philip’s College-Martin Luther King campus, and Palo Alto College. PREP II will be offered at San Antonio College, St. Philip's College-Southwest campus and Texas A&M University - San Antonio. PREP III will be offered at St. Mary's University and PREP IV will be offered at the UTSA Main Campus.
Established in 1979 at UTSA by mathematics professor Manuel Berriozabal, SA-PREP has an impressive track record with more than 16,989 students completing at least one summer component. The program has been replicated across the state as TexPREP and across the nation as PREP-USA. Overall, PREP programs have served 38,135 students since program inception.
TexPREP locations include Arlington, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Edinburg, Fort Worth, Harlingen, Houston, Laredo, Lubbock, McAllen and Victoria.
PREP-USA is offered at Hostos Community College in the Bronx, New York; Jersey City University in Jersey City, New Jersey; New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico; University of the Pacific in Stockton, California and Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.
To learn more, call 210-458-2060, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit PREP.
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