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The Rensselaer PREFACE Program


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Academic Level:
High School Students

Description:
The Rensselaer PREFACE Program is a two-week residential summer experience for talented high school sophomores and juniors, who will enter 11th or 12th grade in the fall of the coming year and who have expressed a strong, early interest in pursuing a career in the engineering and technological professions. It is for serious high school students from groups that have been historically and traditionally underrepresented or underserved in science, engineering, and technological fields.

Participation in the PREFACE Summer Program provides the student participants with extraordinary opportunities:

•PREFACE provides experiences using an engineering process approach to resolve a problem (e.g., design, troubleshoot, innovate, model, revise, and assess outcomes);PREFACE

•Activities, classes and workshops create opportunities to develop leadership and team-building skills;

•Students explore career opportunities available in the engineering professions as a means to develop a deeper understanding of the role and expectations of an engineering education;

•The PREFACE Program presents a snapshot of college life and its academic, social, cultural, service learning and environmental experiences.

Tuition, fees, and room and board for the two-week session are all paid for by corporate sponsors.
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Participating Institution(s):
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Agricultural Engineering
Bioengineering
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Robotics
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems

Keywords:
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Under-Represented Minorities

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Page last updated 7/27/2018
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