The classrooms and laboratories at West Virginia University will again fill this summer with high school students interested in engineering and technology careers.

The WVU College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is accepting registrations for the 2010 Engineers of Tomorrow Summer Experience Program, which will occur in four weeklong sessions beginning June 20, June 27, July 11 and July 18.

The National Science Foundation-funded program is free of charge to any student who will enter grades 10-12 next year. Lodging and meals are provided in WVU residence halls under the supervision of college-age and older adult chaperones.

“This program helps prepare students for college life and exposes them to hands-on, project-based experience in science, technology, engineering and math,” said Gary Winn, industrial engineering professor who coordinates the program. “We especially encourage female and minority students to consider attending, but the camp is open to all.”

Participants in the program will learn introductory engineering design concepts and techniques, explore engineering career options and work in teams to produce an actual engineering design. Other activities include campus and laboratory tours, trips to the WVU Student Recreation Center and more.

“Engineering is an excellent career choice for those who want to make a difference in society,” said Winn. “In a fun environment, this program gives students an understanding of what engineers do and the many paths that are open to them. The demand for technically trained young people has never been higher.”

For more information and to register, visit and click on “Summer 2010 Registration,” or contact Winn at 304-293-9476 or Registration will be accepted until classes are full. Students and parents are encouraged to register as soon as possible.



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