Regional high school students can RISE in Rowan Engineering

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High school students throughout the region are invited to Rowan's Introduction for Students to Engineering (RISE), a three-day workshop experience that features laboratory clinics; engineering activities; campus and industry tours, including a South Jersey Technology Park tour and CAVE virtual reality experience; and mentoring by College of Engineering professors and students.

High school students throughout the region are invited to Rowan's Introduction for Students to Engineering (RISE), a three-day workshop experience that features laboratory clinics; engineering activities; campus and industry tours, including a South Jersey Technology Park tour and CAVE virtual reality experience; and mentoring by College of Engineering professors and students.

The workshop will run from Tuesday, July 9, to Thursday, July 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at Rowan Hall, the College of Engineering building.

According to Melanie Basantis, Rowan’s engineering outreach director and RISE program director, the three-day-workshop provides an overview of engineering and what engineers do, along with familiarization with Rowan’s engineering majors.

“The program also provides students with a glimpse of college life,” Basantis said. “Students walk away with the confidence in knowing what engineering is about and the determination to pursue it, should that be their decision.”

RISE also introduces students to how engineers assist underdeveloped regions to obtain safe drinking water through Rowan’s student chapter of Engineers Without Borders™.

All high school students interested in engineering are invited to apply, and admission is rolling. The cost of the three-day, non-residential program is $250, which includes lunch. The competitive program is just one of Rowan's many offerings for K-12 students and educators. For more information on RISE, visit www.rowan.edu/rise or call 856-256-5300.

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