West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
WVU Parkersburg to offer free summer academy to explore the fields of engineering and engineering technology.
Contact: Craig Rabatin, instructor of engineering technology; academy coordinator, 304-424-8000, ext. 484.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Area high school students have the opportunity to explore the fields of engineering and engineering technology this summer in a free academy offered by West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
The Engineering and Technology Exploration summer academy is for high school students who will be entering their junior or senior year.
The program is designed to provide an opportunity to learn about engineering and related careers through hands-on projects and visits to area plants to meet professional engineers, noted Craig Rabatin, academy coordinator.
The summer academy will run for four weeks, July 9-August 2, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the college. The program is free and includes all books, materials, lunch and transportation to local companies.
To be eligible, participants must be a high school student entering the 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2007 and be able to attend all four weeks of the academy. Interested students are to submit a short essay of 200 words or less explaining why they would like to take part in the program.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded three hours of college credit from WVU Parkersburg.
Additional information regarding the academy and how to apply is available by contacting Rabatin at the college, 424-8000, ext. 484.
The summer academy is being funded by a grant from the West Virginia Community and Technical College System.