RMEP Summer Engineering Institute Application- PRINTABLE APPLICATION
FEES & REFUNDS: A non-refundable program fee of $300 is required for each student (Phases I, II, & III). The fee will help to offset administrative costs incurred to run the Summer Engineering Institute. Fee must be paid before the Family Orientation Program. If not, student will not be able to participate. A $25 fee will be charged for all checks returned for insufficient funds. This fee covers charges incurred from the bank(s).

General Information
The Richmond Minorities in Engineering Partnership (RMEP) and its sponsors will be presenting the Summer Engineering Institute. The institute will be held at the following two educational facilities- Virginia State University (VSU) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

The RMEP Summer Engineering Institute is a three week academic program for middle and high school minority students in the Richmond/Petersburg metropolitan area. The program provides students with information about various fields of engineering in order to acquaint them with the requirements for pursuing a career in engineering. Middle school and high school students participate in engineering related classroom projects.

Students who apply for the program should meet the following criteria:
• Be a member of a minority group (African American, American Indian, Hispanic) that is underrepresented in engineering and technology
• Be interested in learning about engineering as a career
• Be academically talented, especially in mathematics and science
Family Orientation Program & daily attendance is mandatory.

Email address *
Important Information
The Application
• Required attachments include an essay and transcript of current grades.
• Electronic signatures are required from the parent/guardian.

Late or incomplete applications will not be processed.

Students will be advised of their acceptance/denial status during the late part of April.

All notifications will be sent via the EMAIL address you list.

If you do not receive any information by May 1st, please send an email to RVAMEP@GMAIL.COM.

Do not make payment (cash, check or money order) with the application form.

General Information
FINANCIAL AID: Requests for financial aid MUST be submitted in printed form and mailed with the student's application, transcripts, and 2 letters of recommendation, to the RMEP P.O. Box 26248, Richmond, VA 23260, before the application deadline. Financial aid may be available depending on documented financial need. A letter requesting aid must be included along with submission of documentation. Please submit a brief description of your current situation and a copy of any documents that will support your claim. Include a contact number or email address in which you can be reached. A decision will be made before the response forms are due to be returned. Any requests not submitted with an application will not be processed.

TRANSPORTATION: Students are responsible for getting back and forth to the University/College that is hosting their specific phase. The institute will gladly assist in distributing information in regards to a carpool for those interested; however, it will not be held liable for any arrangements. Transportation for all field trips will be provided by RMEP.

FEES & REFUNDS: A non-refundable program fee of $300 is required for each student (Phases I, II, & III). The fee will help to offset administrative costs incurred to run the Summer Engineering Institute. Fee must be paid before the Family Orientation Program. If not, student will not be able to participate. A $25 fee will be charged for all checks returned for insufficient funds. This fee covers charges incurred from the bank(s). Refunds will not be processed after June 1st.

ATTENDANCE: It is mandatory for parents & students to attend the Family Orientation Program. Students are expected to attend the Summer Engineering Institute each scheduled day. Daily, prompt attendance is mandatory. Parent/Guardian must submit a written excuse to RMEP (prior to any absence when possible) each day a student is absent. After three (3) excused absences, the student will be dismissed from the program without a refund.

DECORUM: RMEP expects proper behavior during all facets of the program. The staff will make every effort to provide for the students’ comfort and safety, and will monitor all periods of activity, including field trips. We look forward to having an orderly and enjoyable learning experience.

ATTIRE: Represent yourself at all times; this is not a sports camp or social club. Casual but neat dress is acceptable. No short shorts or bogus neck chains. Young ladies should wear tops and bottoms that adequately cover the body; young men are not allowed to wear net shirts or sleeveless T-shirts. Closed shoes (no sandals or heels) are a basic requirement for field trips. Above all, remember that the building and classrooms are air-conditioned and can get rather cool, so dress accordingly. The RMEP officials reserve the right to enforce the dress code accordingly.

EVALUATION: Students and parents will be asked to evaluate the entire program.


Applicant Student Information
Student Name (First & Last) *
Gender (M/F) *
Minority Group/ Race *
Student Street Address *
City and zip code *
Allergies (ie.Tree Nuts, Peanuts...) If not applicable, enter N/A *
Special Needs of student (ie. Autism, ADHD). If not applicable, enter N/A. *
Name of school student attends *
School Address ( include city and zip code) *
Current Grade Level in School (ie 7th, 8th, 9th...) *
T-shirt (Adult) size (S, M, L, XL, 2XL) *
Awards/Honors *
Place N/A if not applicable
Current School Activities *
Place N/A if not applicable
Math/Science Activities *
Place N/A if not applicable
Previous SEI Attendance *
Required
If Yes, indicate Phase and Year attended
Phase Description
Phase I: For rising 7th and 8th graders. This phase introduces students to the practice of engineering and familiarizes them with engineering as a profession. They will also participate in engineering related projects and present them at the closing ceremonies. Practicing engineers are invited to talk to the students about their job.

Phase II: For rising 9th and 10th graders. This phase is aimed at cultivating the scientific method and engineering design process. The mathematics pre-requisite for this phase is the completion of Algebra I. They will also participate in engineering related projects and present them at the closing ceremonies.Practicing engineers are invited to talk to the students about their job.

Phase III: For rising 11th graders. This phase is aimed at applying the scientific method and engineering design process to solve STEM related projects. Students of this program will acquire stronger research skills that will enable them to improve their skills and competitiveness necessary for the successful pursuit of an undergraduate degree (B.S.). They will also participate in engineering related projects and present them at the closing ceremonies.Practicing engineers are invited to talk to the students about their job.

*Please select thoughtfully, as changes may not be able to be made once acceptances are made.

2019 SEI Dates and locations. Select only 1 location (either VSU or VCU). The SEI Program is 2 weeks long. *this is a change
Venue: VA State University
Dates: July 8, 9 , 10, 11
July 5, 16, 17, 18
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Days: Mondays - Thursdays

Venue: VA Commonwealth University
Dates: July 22, 23, 24, 25
July 29, 30, 31, August 1
Times: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Days: Mondays - Thursdays

Appying for Virginia State University: Select only 1 phase.
Located on the campus of Virginia State University
Applying for Virginia Commonwealth University: Select only 1 phase.
Located on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University
Parent / Guardian Information
Parent Name *
Cell/Home Phone Number *
Work Phone Number *
Home Address (include city and zip code) *
Parent Email Address *
Application Essay
Student Essay question. Student must type their essay in the blank below. Essay HAS to be submitted during the completion of the application. You may not return to a submitted application to submit essay. Essay must be 500 words or less.
Topic-Who inspired you to become a STEM professional? Focus your response to include 1 example with supporting detail. *
Student Recommendation Form- Only need two (2)
Have two (2) teacher(s)/school counselor(s) go to RvaMEP.org and click on the Student Recommendation Form Button on the home page to submit a student recommendation.

or

Mail recommendations to: RMEP Student Recommendation P. O . Box 26248 Richmond, VA 23260

Student Transcripts
Submit a copy of recent semester grades.

This can be in the form of the 2nd nine weeks OFFICIAL school report card or an official school transcript. No POWER SCHOOL print outs will be accepted.

or

Mail a copy of the recent semester grades to: RMEP Student Transcripts P. O . Box 26248 Richmond, VA 23260

Student Transcript/Current Report Card *
Required
Parent Electronic Signature
If selected, my child has my permission to participate in the Summer Engineering Institute (SEI) sponsored by RAPME. I understand that participation in the Family Orientation Program is mandatory for both me and my child. *
By typing my name below, I am agreeing to the statement above.
*Participant Referral Program
If you refer a participant and they are accepted to participate in the SEI Program, you will receive a $50 rebate per participant. Maximum of 2 referrals accepted.

If you refer a sibling and they are accepted to participate in the SEI Program, you will receive a $50 rebate per participant. Maximum of 3 referrals accepted.

Rebates will be given in the form of $50 off the registration fee. This will reflect in the invoice sent to you.

1. Referred Participant Name (First Last)
1. Referred Participant Parent Name (First Last)
2. Referred Participant Name (First Last)
2. Referred Participant Parent Name (First Last)
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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