Purdue School of Engineering and Technology Summer Program Engages Minority Students in Math, Science Activities
April 3, 2014
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) announced today that registration is open for the Minority Engineering Advancement Program (MEAP) offered through the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology.
MEAP is a pre-college and college program designed to identify minority students who are talented in mathematics and science and introduce them to exciting educational opportunities in engineering and technology related fields.
Parents looking for a week-long summer program for minority students who have completed 6th through 11th grades are encouraged to take a look at MEAP. This daytime program, held on the IUPUI campus, provides an opportunity for minority students who are interested in math and science to explore educational and career paths in the fields of engineering and technology.
Students have fun while being introduced to many university and industry areas as they participate in hands-on engineering and technology activities. MEAP also familiarizes students with engineering and technology prerequisites that help with middle school and high school preparation for entrance into a college or university on a technical track.
Workshop 1 will take place June 23-27 for high school students in grades 9, 10 and 11. Workshop 2, July 7-11, is designed for 7th grade returning students and 8th grade new students and returning students. Workshop 3, July 21-25, is for 6th and 7th grade students who are new to the program.
MEAP also introduces students to successful role models from industry and educational fields who serve as counselors and mentors. In addition to interaction with faculty and staff and exposure to industrial settings, MEAP includes a focus on computer instruction in the areas of hardware, software and graphics.
Parents will find more information, as well as eligibility guidelines and registration forms, at http://et.engr.iupui.edu/infofor/community/summer-camps/meap.php.
All forms and payment must be received by May 25 to secure a spot in the camp.
About the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI:
The mission of the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI is to be one of the best urban university leaders in the disciplines of engineering and technology recognized locally, nationally and internationally. The school’s goal is to provide students an education that will give them the leverage to be leaders in their communities, industry and society. For additional information on the School of Engineering & Technology, go to http://www.engr.iupui.edu.
About Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Known as Indiana’s premier urban research and health sciences campus, IUPUI is dedicated to advancing the intellectual growth of the state of Indiana and its citizens through research and creative activity, teaching, learning and civic engagement. Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and other notable publications, IUPUI has more than 30,000 students enrolled in 21 schools, which offer more than 250 degrees. IUPUI awards degrees from both Indiana and Purdue Universities. For more information, visit iupui.edu.