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Hampton University Invites High School Students to Explore the 'Business of Engineering'
06/13/2017 - #220

HAMPTON, Va. — The Hampton University Business of Engineering summer program is currently accepting applications for its two-week program June 19-30. The program is for rising high-school 10th graders.    

The program involves an immersion of engineering projects intertwined with business practice.  The program aims to stimulate interest in engineering and business by demonstrating the interdependence of engineering and business in making real world choices, introducing engineering methodology as a means of problem solving, exposing students to the entertaining, yet challenging world of engineering, introducing students to cutting edge, computer-aided design software used to solve day-to-day problems. The program engages students in problem solving and team-building by incorporating participation in design contests, case studies, and educational field trips.

The program is funded by the Department of Energy and managed by the HU School of Engineering and the HU School of Business.

“In this program, we expose the students to the necessary skill sets for success, emphasizing that technical and non-technical skills that are often referred to as soft skills are essential,” said Dr. Ziette Hayes, assistant professor of business administration and co-director of the BOE program.

Over the course of two weeks, students learn to engage in collaborative problem solving through interactive fun activities. Professional skills that include public speaking and oral presentation along with significant teamwork, are also emphasized throughout the camp.  

“Based on previous years we have seen tremendous differences in participants’ perspectives of non-technical skills on what they think they already know at the beginning of the program and what they say they gained at the end of the program,” said Dr. Otsebele Nare, HU assistant professor of electrical engineering and co-director of the BOE program.
 
Student Eligibility
    •    Applicants must have completed ninth grade by end of Spring 2017 and plan to start 10th grade Fall 2017.
    •    Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA).
    •    Evidence of maturity, stability, adaptability and self-discipline in new environments.
    •    Admission to the program is competitive and based on academic record, essays and recommendations.
    •    $25 Non-Refundable Application/Registration fee - Payable to: Hampton University (Camp is Free! No Tuition)

For more information and to pre-register, visit http://busofeng.weebly.com

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