Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for first-year students entering the College of Engineering. If you are selected to participate, you will experience an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year.
The goal of STEP '15 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '15 provides you with an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you will learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive).
The program instructors are full-time faculty and graduate students. These instructors represent the departments of Engineering Education, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
During the five weeks, you will be provided instruction in chemistry, mathematics, and engineering fundamentals. You will also participate in seminars that introduce you to the research side of engineering and emphasize study skills and time management.STEP '15