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Pre-College Programs - Discover Engineering!

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It's a great time to start thinking about your goals for College! Virginia Tech's College of Engineering offers a number of programs designed to help you get ahead and experience Engineering at this important time. Programs are available for middle school, high school, and incoming freshmen students.

STEP - Student Transition Engineering Program
A five-week orientation program for new students entering the College of Engineering. If selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP aims to familiarize you with Virginia Tech and its resources. More importantly, you'll  learn the differences between college and high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). More Info about STEP

WPW - Women's Preview Weekend

WPW provides women who have been offered early admission or may be offered admission to the College of Engineering an opportunity to visit campus, stay in a residence hall, and meet people so they may make an informed decision about attending Virginia Tech.  More information about WPW

C-Tech2 - Computers and Technology at Virginia Tech
A two-week summer camp, directed toward high school girls. The purpose of the program is to introduce participants to engineering and related technologies through various hands-on activities, laboratories, and presentations. C-Tech2 also provides participants with the opportunity to learn about college life - from residence halls to classrooms and everything in-between. Check out the C-Tech2 page for more information.

PCI - Pre-College Initiative
PCI is co-sponsored by Virginia Tech's National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED), with the goal of increasing the number of African American students who are prepared to enter college, ideally majoring in engineering, math, science, and other technical disciplines. Initially, the program begins with a weekend event, allowing students to stay overnight on Virginia Tech's campus. Subsequently, the students will be invited to return to participate in activities throughout the academic year. For more information visit NSBE's PCI Page.

Imagination, a one-week science and math camp for rising seventh and eighth graders in the New River Valley and Roanoke area, introduces participants to the exciting and fun world of technology, engineering, and science ... not by watching, but by doing! Find out more about the Imagination program.

Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) offers a dynamic three-day residential summer experience on the campus of Virginia Tech (VT) and the University of Virginia (UVA) in the summer of 2014. Through innovative hands-on experiences taught by faculty members and staff, students will explore the fun and excitement of STEM while residing on a college campus. BLAST is geared to students who may have an interest in or an underlying aptitude for STEM academics, but have not yet discovered the excitement of STEM.