LEAD: Summer Engineering Institute (SEI)

LEAD: SEI 2014 will be hosted at Villanova University.

> Visit the LEAD national program web site for further information.
Purpose
The aim is to introduce students to careers in engineering by challenging the students to solve real-world engineering challenges through various learned approaches. Hands-on laboratory experience, lectures, corporate/plant site visits and team based project work will be stressed. Classroom lectures will focus on various topics, such as:
  • Electrical engineering will emphasize the processes needed to bring a designed system through to the manufacturing stage in order to meet standards.
  • Mechanical engineering will emphasize designing machines and gadgets.
  • Computer engineering will emphasize the study of database design, data communications, operating systems design, algorithm development, and applications of artificial intelligence.
  • Civil engineering will emphasize architecture to solve problems of project planning, site planning and building design.
The program will also incorporate learning engineering disciplines such as Chemical, Biotech, Biomolecular, Materials Science, Aerospace, Polymer-Textile and Fiber and Technological Systems based on the schools engineering expertise. Each week there will be one late afternoon session that covers topics such as University admission, financial aid and scholarships, engineering affinity group presentations, the engineering curriculum and engineering as a profession.

 

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