May 17, 2005
Slots available for popular engineering camp
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The first session of Southern Illinois University Carbondale's popular engineering camp for high school sophomore and junior girls is full, but five slots remain in the June 19-23 program.
The camp serves as an introduction to what engineers in various highly paid fields actually do. College of Engineering faculty members lead classroom activities and hands-on experiments, while women already enrolled in the college serve as camp counselors and informal mentors.
The college Web site at www.engr.siu.edu contains pictures of previous camps, describes the week's activities and offers a downloadable application as well. Scroll down to summer programs and click on the "Women's Introduction to Engineering" link.
The camp costs $250, which covers tuition, meals, residence hall room and some medical benefits. For more information, call Bruce Chrisman at 618/453-7712 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.Offering education and training activities for a variety of age groups is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.