EngiNearMe: Bringing Engineering to Denver High Schoolers

Published: June 5, 2017 By
EngiNearMe: Bringing Engineering to Denver high schoolers
EngiNearMe: Bringing Engineering to Denver high schoolers
EngiNearMe: Bringing Engineering to Denver high schoolers

A record of 55 Denver high school students will get a chance this week to earn $2,500 scholarships to CU Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science while experiencing the fun of hands-on engineering.

All students participating in the weeklong Campos EPC EngiNearMe Program on the Boulder campus who are admitted and ultimately enroll in CU Engineering would receive the one-time scholarship.

"We are thrilled to welcome a diverse group of students to our campus to experience the joy of engineering,” says Sarah Miller, assistant dean for inclusive excellence at the college. Miller’s team at the Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity center helped organize the five-day hands-on engineering event. “We hope this experience helps students imagine themselves on our campus and in our college next year."

A partnership of the College of Engineering & Applied Science, Denver Public Schools CareerConnect program, and Campos EPC, the Denver based engineering and project management firm sponsoring the event and scholarships, EngiNearMe gives students from thirteen Denver public high schools hands-on engineering design experience and emphasizes that engineers solve problems that improve people¹s lives in our community and around the world.

Students will create pumped up illuminated sculptures inspired by the lighting in Chicago O’Hare airport, which is both functional and artistic. They will gain exposure to the first-rate engineering facilities at CU and work with laser cutters, 3D printers, and Arduino coding. This collegiate experience will allow students to build on learning from their high school EngineeringConnect classes in DPS.