Friday, March 11, 2011

Summer Camp * Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (Howard University)

The Howard University Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (HU MSEIP) is hosting its second annual summer camp from June 19 - July 14, 2011.

Please encourage rising students who will be classified as seniors in the 2011-12 school year to consider applying to take advantage of this opportunity to participate in this program. The uniqueness of the program is based on the continual engagement in web based research throughout the academic year with the guidance of research mentors. HU MSEIP will host this program with the intention of providing high school students an opportunity to explore the sciences, engineering, and mathematics.

One of the major goals of the HU MSEIP is to provide broad exposure and training for high school students in technology, communication, and team work. Over the course of the four-week program, students will be engaged in classroom lectures, research activities, field experiments, tours of research facilities, participate in symposiums and seminars that expand their knowledge of current technology in science and engineering, and communication skills.

Additionally, students will receive exposure to the college experience through their stay in a university dormitory, interactions with Engineering/Science faculty and graduate students, and use of campus computational and academic facilities. Students accepted into the program will be required to engage in research activities using web-based resources on the completion of the summer program.

Except for the cost of transportation, the attendance of the program is free for all admitted students. As a residential program students will be housed on Howard University's campus for the duration of the program. A monetary award will be given to students who demonstrate promise of achieving the goals of HU MSEIP. Please visit for an application form and other information on the HU MSEIP.

If you have questions or wish to discuss further, please contact Emmanuel Glakpe, Professor of Mechanical Engineering on (202) 806-7741 or by e-mail: Our hope is that all eligible BDPA student members will be informed about this opportunity. Please share this message at any chapter event that includes high school students!

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