Summer Programs

The VCU School of Dentistry is offering the Dental Career Exploration Summer Program for 10th-12th graders. This program will run from June 22–July 2. Students participating in this program will receive clinical exposure to dentistry, hands-on dental experience, and listen to presentations on current dental topics. Interested students are encouraged to submit an application in order to be considered for participation in the program. Preference is given to those of a disadvantaged (educational, social or economic) background. Please visit http://www.dhsd.vcu.edu or Ms. Davis to apply for this program. The application deadline is Friday, April 30.

The Rensselaer PREFACE Program is a two-week residential summer experience for talented high school sophomores and juniors, who will enter 11th or 12th grade in the fall of the coming year and who have expressed a strong, early interest in pursuing a career in the engineering and technological professions. It is for high school students from groups that have been historically and traditionally underrepresented or underserved in science, engineering, and technological fields. Please visit http://doso.rpi.edu/update.do?catcenterkey=87 to apply. The application deadline is March 19.

The University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is sponsoring the 2010 Introduction to Engineering Program. This program is for rising seniors interested in engineering, math, science, and technology. For more information and to apply to this program, please visit http://www.seas.virginia.edu/admin/diversity/NSF/S-STEM/PAGES/scholarship.php. The application deadline is April 9.

The Richmond Area Program for Minorities in Engineering (RAPME) is presenting the 2010 Summer Engineering Institute. The RAPME Summer Engineering Institute is a 3- or 5-week academic program for high school minority students in the Richmond/Petersburg metropolitan area. The program provides students with information about various fields of engineering and the requirements for pursuing a career in engineering. Applications can be found at www.rapme.org and are due on by Friday, April 23.

Additional summer programs and opportunities can be found on the School Counseling website (http://www.gsgis.k12.va.us/ourdepartments/newguidancesite/summer.html) and through Naviance (http://connection.naviance.com/mlwgs) under enrichment programs and scholarships. Please contact your child’s counselor if you do not have a Naviance registration code.