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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2001
Dr. Larry Simonson, Electrical and Computer Engineering Chair, ( 605) 394- 2451
Steve Buchholz, Public Information Manager, ( 605) 394- 6082
Students invited to Youth Engineering Adventure
High school students heading into their junior year can learn about engineering and engineering careers during the first annual Youth Engineering Adventure at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City. The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 10, to Friday, June 15. This is the first time Tech has offered the program.
“ We want to introduce high school students to some of the important and interesting projects that engineers work on by letting them explore hands- on activities,” Dr. Larry Simonson, program coordinator, said. He also is chair of Tech’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. “ Engineers help make the world run. We want to show students how they do that.”
Having incoming high school juniors attend the event gives them two years to take the courses that will help prepare them to study engineering in college.
Tech invites students to submit applications for the week- long engineering experience. Student will stay in Tech’s dormitories and eat meals in the school cafeteria. The week will feature many activities, including personalizing a circuit board display. Students also will tour local engineering firms, learn about teamwork and leadership, explore engineering career opportunities, and have fun. Students entering their senior year in high school also may apply and will be considered if slots remain open. The registration fee is $ 50. The fee partly covers room, board, and materials. South Dakota Tech and engineering firms in the state are providing most of the funding for the activities. Applications must be received by Thursday, May 31.
Applications have been sent to each South Dakota high school. Applications and more information are available by calling Simonson at ( 605) 394- 2451. E- mail him at Larry. Simonson@ sdsmt. edu.
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