CDE 2017 Summer Programs Announcement

Dear Parents and Students,

Thank you for your interest in STEM outreach programs for middle and high school students. We are excited to share with you that under the leadership of John F. Gates, Ph.D., the Associate Dean for Diversity and Engagement at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science, we are in the process of reinventing all of our STEM outreach activities for current and prospective UVA Engineering students, including our summer programs. We anticipate offering new and exciting activities in summer of 2018. For the summer of 2017, we will continue to offer the Bridge Program for current high school seniors who have been accepted to the University of Virginia. Eligible students will receive further information from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Students will be notified of the program particulars.

UVA Engineering is committed to diversity, which we define as excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. Outstanding engagement with K-12 schools and our entire community are crucial to attracting young people to higher education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

We would like to remain connected with you and keep you informed of future UVA Engineering events and programs, including future summer programs. To join our distribution list, please go to this link

Best regards,

Jasmine D. Crenshaw, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Center for Diversity in Engineering
Office of Diversity and Engagement
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia

What is UVA SEAS Academy?
Join us for the inaugural year of UVA SEAS Academy!

The goal of SEAS Academy is to inspire young scholars towards science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Participants will enjoy one week of interactive activities and classes with UVA's professors and graduate students from the School of Engineering, who will introduce them to various disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer science, electrical, environmental, materials, and mechanical engineering.

Who Can Attend?
The UVA SEAS Academy is open to rising sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Applicants will be selected on the following criteria:
  • Must be a Virginia Resident
  • Have a GPA of at least a "B" overall in mathematics and science
  • Score at the median to superior level on standardized mathematics and science tests
  • Write a 250-word essay describing their interest in the camp and STEM
  • Have strong recommendations from their current mathematics and science teachers
  • Priority will be given to those from traditionally underserved and underrepresented populations

When and Where is UVA Academy held?
The camp will be held June 18, 2016 - June 24, 2016 on the UVA grounds. Campers will check in at 2pm on June 18th and will check out after their presentations on June 24th. Campers will stay overnight in a dorm. If selected, the camper and one parent/guardian must attend the mandatory orientation.

What's the Cost?
There is a $100 nonrefundable fee if your child is accepted into the program.

Application and Selection Process
Please complete and mail any supplemental information to the Center for Diversity in Engineering by March 29, 2016.

UVA SEAS Academy
P.O. Box 400255
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4255

Selected students will be notified mid-May. If you have any questions or concerns regarding UVA SEAS Academy, please contact the CDE at 434-924-0614 or by email to

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