[Blindmath] Fwd: Announcing residential summer camp for students with VIB at NCSU College of Engineering

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu Feb 5 02:05:47 UTC 2015


>From: Ed Summers <Ed.Summers at sas.com>
>To: David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com>
>Subject: Announcing residential summer camp for students with VIB at NCSU
>  College of Engineering
>Thread-Topic: Announcing residential summer camp for students with VIB at NCSU
>  College of Engineering
>Thread-Index: AdA/YH9o0ykmCE56Qbyd4x8JYxzoiQAATWZgAAAbkiAAAG9b8AAAV3hQ
>Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 04:00:37 +0000
>
>Hi Dave, can you share on appropriate NFB email 
>lists? The info below can also be found in the 
>attached printable pdf or at this link:
><https://www.engr.ncsu.edu/theengineeringplace/summerprograms/experience-vib/>https://www.engr.ncsu.edu/theengineeringplace/summerprograms/experience-vib/
>
>Best,
>Ed
>
>
>
>Summer Engineering Experience for Students with 
>Visual Impairments or Blindness
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>
>
>North Carolina State University
>The Engineering Place
>
>July 19, 2015 – July 24, 2015
>
>Explore the Grand Challenges of Engineering
>
>During this one-week residential summer camp, 12 
>to 15 students with visual impairments or 
>blindness (VIB) will explore the Grand 
>Challenges of Engineering through participating 
>in hands-on activities at the Engineering Place 
>at NC State University. Topics will include an 
>introduction to the principles of engineering 
>and a focus on the Grand Challenges, including those listed below.
>
>• Providing access to clean water
>• Engineering the tools of scientific discovery
>• Making solar energy more economical
>• Securing cyberspace
>• Engineering better medicines
>
>Through these topics, students will further 
>explore the fields of civil, aerospace, 
>electrical and biomedical engineering along with 
>computer science. They will conclude the week 
>with a group capstone design project.
>
>Throughout the week, students will live in a 
>college dormitory, experience campus life 
>alongside their undergraduate mentors and become 
>immersed in current research techniques at a world-class university.
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>Eligibility
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>The 2015 Summer Engineering Experience is open 
>to rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students 
>with VIB who are independent travelers, 
>performing at or above grade level, and are 
>potentially interested in careers in STEM.
>
>
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>Application
>
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>To apply to come to camp, please complete the application form Online:
><https://www.engr.ncsu.edu/theengineeringplace/summerprograms/experience-vib/>https://www.engr.ncsu.edu/theengineeringplace/summerprograms/experience-vib/
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>Cost
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>The cost of this one-week residential camp is 
>$100. Partial scholarships may be available.
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>Important Dates
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>Application opens: January 27
>Application closes: March 27
>Notification of acceptance: April 3
>Students arrive on campus: Afternoon of Sunday, July 19
>Students leave: Afternoon of Friday, July 24
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>Questions?
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>Please contact Leyf Starling at  <mailto:astarli2 at ncsu.edu>astarli2 at ncsu.edu.
>

         David Andrews and long white cane Harry.
E-Mail:  dandrews at visi.com or david.andrews at nfbnet.org
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