University of Vermont: Pre-College Summer Academy

    University of Vermont: Pre-College Summer Academy


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential, Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th, PG
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, Engineering, Neuroscience
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
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    Engineering Design (Solid Works): High school students in UVM's Pre-Engineering Academy will gain a comprehensive understanding of the engineering profession and design through classroom learning and hands-on work.

    Pre-Engineering at UVM Summer Academy

    Topics include principles of computer-aided drafting and design, production of engineering drawings, including orthographic, auxiliary, section, pictorials and dimensioning, graphics and charts, and application in specific engineering disciplines. High school students will be instructed by Victor Rossi.

    Victor Rossi has taught a series of Computer Aided Design & Computer Aided Manufacturing (cad/cam) systems at the University of Vermont since 1985. By his estimate, he has taught over 3000 people how to use CAD in this time period. Victor's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Sciences from Colorado State University, complemented by a Certificate of Computer Programming and a MBA from UVM. He is employed as an IT Systems Administrator at the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

    More on UVM Summer Academy

    UVM Summer Academy is an outstanding academically challenging program for 10th, 11th or 12th grade high school students complete with world-class faculty and a vibrant campus community. Non-residential and residential options are available for participants. Successful students receive 3 UVM college credits, a greater understanding of what college life is like first-hand and a head start on their college career.

    Should I Apply?

    UVM Summer Academy is open to high school students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade who are capable of successfully completing a 3 credit college level course taught by one of UVM's many distinguished faculty. Local, national, and international students participate in University of Vermont's Summer Academy.

    How the Program Works

    All students will participate in the class they are registered for during the day. Academically based extracurricular activities such as workshops on college writing, presentations about college admissions, and panel discussions about specific college level skills will be offered in the evenings. Access to university learning resources is provided. UVM Summer Academy offers a challenging 4-week online program for high school students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.

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