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McNeese hosts summer engineering academy

McNeese hosts summer engineering academy

(May 15, 2014) McNeese State University's College of Engineering will offer a summer engineering academy July 14-Aug. 1 for high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing science and engineering careers.

The summer program gives students a broad exposure to engineering disciplines (chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical) by offering hands-on projects dealing with real life engineering issues, according to Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the college.

Classes will be offered from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday in Drew Hall.

Day trips are scheduled for the NASA Space Center in Houston, Texas, Creole Nature Trail, New Orleans, Avery Island, Bel's Hackberry hunting lodge and a canoe trip. Cost is $1,400 per student and includes on-campus housing, meals, transportation and lab supplies.

Participants will also have the opportunity to use a STARLAB portable planetarium and learn how to navigate the night sky using a variety of telescopes.

For more information, contact Kiritsis at nikosk@mcneese.edu or at 337-475-5875.