RISE (Recruiting Initiative for Student Engineering) is a three year program starting in the spring of the high school student’s sophomore year. RISE is hosting two events this year:
- Sophomores are invited to attend a tailgate picnic and the spring football game on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The visit includes an engineering lab tour and a hands on activity at the InVenTs studio. The deadline for application is March 24, 2017.
- Juniors are invited to the VT campus on Sunday, April 2 where they will take part in an evening orientation program and then attend the College of Engineering Open House on Monday, April 3. The visitors and their chaperones will be provided with meals and lodging at a local hotel. The deadline for application is March 10, 2017.
- Free Bus transportation is provided from the following locations for both events:
- ODU Peninsula Center, Hampton, Virginia
- James River Bus lines, Richmond, Virginia
- Northern Virginia Center, Falls Church, Virginia
PCI (Pre-College Initiative)
PWC-NSBE Jr. is part of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) pre-college initiative (PCI). PCI is co-sponsored by Virginia Tech’s National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED), with the goal of increasing the number of African American students who are prepared to enter college, ideally majoring in engineering, math, science, and other technical disciplines. The program consists of a series of five daylong events held on Saturdays over the course of the academic year. Activities include lab tours, demonstrations, hands on activities and presentations designed to help students prepare for the college application process. Dates for the spring semester areFebruary 25, March 18 and April 22, 2017. There is a one-time $10 registration fee when students apply. Transportation is not provided.
Imagination, a one-week science and math camp for rising seventh and eighth graders, introduces participants to the exciting and fun world of technology, engineering, and science … not by watching, but by doing! There will be two sessions of this day camp: July 10 – 14 and July 17 – 21. Free bus transportation is provided to and from Roanoke for the first session and to and from Martinsville for the second session. Cost is $150, but scholarships are available. While this is a day camp, we have students who stay with friends and family, rent/share hotel rooms or Airbnb, stay in RV’s and even camp! The deadline for application is April 28, 2017.
C-Tech2 (Computers and Technology at Virginia Tech) is a two week residential program held June 25 – July 8, 2017. It is designed to develop and sustain the interests of women in engineering. Students spend the majority of their time involved in hands-on activities designed to increase their interest in and knowledge of applications of engineering to real world situations. The target population for the program is rising junior and senior high school girls. The deadline for application is March 27, 2017. Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. Potential applicants should not allow program costs to affect their decision to apply.