2017 Summer Engineering Institute Application

 
General Information
The Richmond Minorities in Engineering Partnership (RMEP) and its sponsors will be presenting the 2017 Summer Engineering Institute. The institute will be held at the following two educational facilities- Virginia State University (VSU) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

The RMEP Summer Engineering Institute is a three week academic program for middle and high school minority students in the Richmond/Petersburg metropolitan area. The program provides students with information about various fields of engineering in order to acquaint them with the requirements for pursuing a career in engineering. Middle school and high school students participate in engineering related classroom projects.

Students who apply for the program should meet the following criteria:
• Be a member of a minority group (African American, American Indian, Hispanic) that is underrepresented in engineering and technology
• Be interested in learning about engineering as a career
• Be academically talented, especially in mathematics and science

 Family Orientation Program & daily attendance is mandatory.

Important Information
The Application
• Required attachments include an essay and transcript of current grades.
• Signatures are required from the parent/guardian.
* 2 letters of recommendation have to be uploaded using the link on the website. These can be from a teacher or school counselor.

The application and all supporting documents must be received by the deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be processed.

Students will be advised of their acceptance/denial status during the late part of April 2017.

All notifications will be sent via the EMAIL address you list.

If you do not receive any information by May 1st, please send an email to RVAMEP@GMAIL.COM.

Other General Information
FINANCIAL AID: Requests for financial aid must be mailed with the students application, transcripts, and 2 letters of recommendation, to the RMEP P.O. Box 26248, Richmond, VA 23260, before the application deadline. Financial aid may be available depending on documented financial need. A letter requesting aid must be included along with submission of documentation. Please submit a brief description of your current situation and a copy of any documents that will support your claim. Include a contact number or email address in which you can be reached. A decision will be made before the response forms are due to be returned. Any requests not submitted with an application will not be processed.

TRANSPORTATION: Students are responsible for getting back and forth to the University/College that is hosting their specific phase. The institute will gladly assist in distributing information in regards to a carpool for those interested; however, it will not be held liable for any arrangements. Transportation for all field trips will be provided by RMEP.

FEES & REFUNDS: A non-refundable program fee of $200 is required for each student (Phases I, II, & III). The fee will help to offset administrative costs incurred to run the Summer Engineering Institute. Fee must be paid before the Family Orientation Program. If not, student will not be able to participate. A $25 fee will be charged for all checks returned for insufficient funds. This fee covers charges incurred from the bank(s). Refunds will not be processed after June 1st.

ATTENDANCE: It is mandatory for parents & students to attend the Family Orientation Program. Students are expected to attend the Summer Engineering Institute each scheduled day. Daily, prompt attendance is mandatory. Parent/Guardian must submit a written excuse to RMEP (prior to any absence when possible) each day a student is absent. After three (3) excused absences, the student will be dismissed from the program without a refund.

DECORUM: RMEP expects proper behavior during all facets of the program. The staff will make every effort to provide for the students’ comfort and safety, and will monitor all periods of activity, including field trips. We look forward to having an orderly and enjoyable learning experience.

ATTIRE: Represent yourself at all times; this is not a sports camp or social club. Casual but neat dress is acceptable. No short shorts or bogus neck chains. Young ladies should wear tops and bottoms that adequately cover the body; young men are not allowed to wear net shirts or sleeveless T-shirts. Closed shoes (no sandals or heels) are a basic requirement for field trips. Above all, remember that the building and classrooms are air-conditioned and can get rather cool, so dress accordingly. The RMEPofficials reserve the right to enforce the dress code accordingly.

EVALUATION: Students and parents will be asked to evaluate the entire program.
 

Application:

Student Name (First Last)

Student Date of Birth (Month/Day)

Gender (M/F)
Male
Female

Minority Group/ Race

Student Address (include city and zip code)  

Allergies (ie.Tree Nuts, Peanuts...) If not applicable, enter N/A  

Special Needs of student (ie. Autism, ADHD). If not applicable, enter N/A.

Name of school student attends

School Address ( include city and zip code)  

Current Grade Level in School (ie 7th, 8th, 9th...)  

T-shirt (Adult) size (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

Awards/Honors  

Current School Activities

Math/Science Activities  

Previous SEI Attendance
YES
NO

If Yes, indicate Phase and Year attended

SENIORS ONLY- Which college will you be attending in the fall?

SENIORS ONLY- What will be your major?  



PHASE DESCRIPTIION
Phase I:
For rising 7th and 8th graders. This phase introduces students to the practice of engineering and familiarizes them with engineering as a profession. They will also participate in engineering related projects and present them at the closing ceremonies. Practicing engineers are invited to talk to the students about their job.


Phase II: For rising 9th and 10th graders. This phase is aimed at cultivating the scientific method and engineering design process. The mathematics pre-requisite for this phase is the completion of Algebra I. They will also participate in engineering related projects and present them at the closing ceremonies.Practicing engineers are invited to talk to the students about their job.

Phase III: For rising 11th and 12th graders. This phase is aimed at applying the scientific method and engineering design process to solve STEM related projects. Students of this program will acquire stronger research skills that will enable them to improve their skills and competitiveness necessary for the successful pursuit of an undergraduate degree (B.S.). They will also participate in engineering related projects and present them at the closing ceremonies.Practicing engineers are invited to talk to the students about their job.

*Please select thoughtfully, as changes may not be able to be made once acceptances are made.

2017 SEI Dates and locations. Select only 1 location (either VSU or VCU). The SEI Program is 3 weeks long.
Venue:      VA State University
Dates:       June 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th
                  July 5th, 6th, 7th (Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday)
                  July 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th
Times:       8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Days:        Mondays - Thursdays

Venue:      VA Commonwealth University
Dates:       July 17th ,18th, 19th, 20th
                  July 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th
                  July 31st, August 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Times:      8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Days:       Mondays - Thursdays

Applying for Virginia State University: Select only 1 phase.
Located on the campus of Virginia State University.

 

Select only 1 phase. Located on the campus of Virginia State University
Phase I
Phase II
Phase III

 

Applying for Virginia Commonwealth University: Select only 1 phase. Located on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University.
Select only 1 phase.
Located on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University
Phase I
Phase II
Phase III


Parent / Guardian Information
Parent Name

Cell/Home Phone Number

Home Address (include city and zip code)

Parent Email Address


Application Essay
Student Essay question. Student must type their essay in the blank below. Essay HAS to be submitted during the completion of the application. You may not return to a submitted application to submit essay. Essay must be 500 words or less. 
Topic- Should people in all countries have equal access to technological developments? If so, what kind? Focus your response to include 2 examples.
Essay must be 500 words or less. 


Student Transcripts
Submit a copy of recent semester grades.

This can be in the form of the 2nd nine weeks OFFICIAL school report card or an official school transcript. No POWER SCHOOL print outs will be accepted.
 

Submit a copy of recent semester grades.

This can be in the form of the 2nd nine weeks OFFICIAL school report card or an official school transcript. No POWER SCHOOL print outs will be accepted.

 


Parent Electronic Signature

If selected, my child has my permission to participate in the Summer Engineering Institute (SEI) sponsored by RAPME. I understand that participation in the Family Orientation Program is mandatory for both me and my child. *
By typing my name below, I am agreeing to the statement above.

 

 
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