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The Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED) at Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering is seeking to increase the numbers of students from under-represented groups who pursue and earn engineering degrees. Below are some of the pre-college engineering programs for middle to high school students offered at Virginia Tech.


PCI  (Pre-College Initiative)
PCI is co-sponsored by Virginia Tech's National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED), with the goal of increasing the number of African American students who are prepared to enter college, ideally majoring in engineering, math, science, and other technical disciplines. The program consists of a series of five daylong events held on Saturdays over the course of the academic year. Activities include lab tours, demonstrations, hands on activities and presentations designed to help students prepare for the college application process. Remaining date for the spring semester is April 14, 2018. There is a one-time $10 registration fee when students apply. Transportation is not provided.

Summer Camps:
Imagination, a one-week science and math camp for rising seventh and eighth graders, introduces participants to the exciting and fun world of technology, engineering, and science ... not by watching, but by doing! The camp will be held July 23 - 27. Free bus transportation is provided to and from Roanoke. Cost is $150, but scholarships are available. While this is a day camp, we have students who stay with friends and family, rent/share hotel rooms or Airbnb, stay in RV's and even camp! The deadline for application is April 27, 2018.

C-Tech2 (Computers and Technology at Virginia Tech) is a two week residential program held June 24 - July 7, 2018. It is designed to develop and sustain the interests of women in engineering. Students spend the majority of their time involved in hands-on activities designed to increase their interest in and knowledge of applications of engineering to real world situations. The target population for the program is rising junior and senior high school girls. The deadline for application is March 26, 2018. Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. Potential applicants should not allow program costs to affect their decision to apply.
The College of Engineering's Open House will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018. This is a free event. You can find more information and the link to register here https://eng.vt.edu/admissions/visit/engineering-open-house.html .

Summer Camps:
Imagination, a one-week science and math camp for rising seventh and eighth graders, introduces participants to the exciting and fun world of technology, engineering, and science ... not by watching, but by doing! The camp will be held July 23 - 27. Free bus transportation is provided to and from Roanoke. Cost is $150, but scholarships are available. While this is a day camp, we have students who stay with friends and family, rent/share hotel rooms or Airbnb, stay in RV’s and even camp! The deadline for application is April 27, 2018.

C-Tech2 (Computers and Technology at Virginia Tech) is a two week residential program held June 24 - July 7, 2018. It is designed to develop and sustain the interests of women in engineering. Students spend the majority of their time involved in hands-on activities designed to increase their interest in and knowledge of applications of engineering to real world situations. The target population for the program is rising junior and senior high school girls. The deadline for application is March 26, 2018. Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. Potential applicants should not allow program costs to affect their decision to apply.

The College of Engineering's Open House will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018. This is a free event. You can find more information and the link to register here https://eng.vt.edu/admissions/visit/engineering-open-house.html .