NMSU PREP Academy accepting applications

DATE: 02/08/2019
WRITER: Clara Graham, 575-646-7854, cwelles@nmsu.edu
CONTACT: Clara Graham, 575-646-7854, cwelles@nmsu.edu

The College of Engineering at New Mexico State University is accepting applications for the 2019 NM PREP Academy, a free summer residential program designed to engage high-achieving middle and high school students in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities. 

Selected students will gain insight on life as an undergraduate student by living in university dorms and participating in project-based learning activities led by engineering faculty to identify innovative solutions to real-world problems. 

The NM PREP Middle School Academy, June 2-13, is open to students currently enrolled in grades sixth through eighth. Participating students will be immersed in a variety of hands-on engineering activities, live in the campus dorms, attend a variety of social and leadership activities, and participate in a field trip.

The NM PREP High School Academy, June 16-27, is open to students currently enrolled in grades ninth through 11th. This program exposes students to the engineering design process, applied use of engineering software, advanced manufacturing using 3D printers, and the ability to implement their engineering skills with real-world projects. Students will participate in a variety of social and leadership activities, and participate in field trips within the local area. 

Applications are available online at https://engrstem.nmsu.edu/nmprepacademy/. Interested students must apply by 5 p.m., March 15. There is no charge to participate in the NM PREP Academies, but space is limited. Following a review of applications, notification of acceptance will be sent during the first week of May. 

NM PREP, administered by the Engineering New Mexico Resource Network, is part of the College of Engineering. For more information, contact Clara Graham or Tony McClary at 575-646-2913 or engr-nm@nmsu.edu.

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