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Students participate in a hands-on engineering project during the Pre-Freshman Engineering Program 2015 at New Mexico State University. Applications are now being accepted for the middle-school and high-school academies to be held in June. (Courtesy NMSU)

NMSU PREP Academy accepting Applications

Middle- and high-school students have the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and math careers while experiencing a taste of college life this summer.

The New Mexico State University Engineering New Mexico Resource Network is accepting applications for the 2016 PREP Middle- and High-School Academies. PREP (Pre-Freshman Engineering Program) is a summer residential camp for diverse, high-achieving students.

PREP Middle-School Academy will be held June 5-17 and is open to grades sixth to eighth. This program is a two-week residential program that provides students with real-world experiences in engineering innovation through inquiry and hands-on learning. Students will be immersed in engineering activities.

PREP High-School Academy will be held June 19-30 and is open to students in grades ninth to 12th. Also a two-week residential program, this academy exposes students to the engineering design process, applied use of engineering software, advanced manufacturing using 3-D printers, and the ability to implement their engineering skills on real-world projects.

All students will live in the campus dorms, participate in a variety of social and leadership activities and participate in field trips.

There is no charge to participate in the New Mexico PREP Academies, but space is limited. Participants will be selected based on a review of submitted applications. Applications are available online at https://engr.nmsu.edu/nmprep/. Interested students must apply by March 31.

For more information, contact Program Manager Tracey O’Neil at 575-646-2913 or email engr-nm@nmsu.edu

Author: – Tracey O’Neil NMSU

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