General InformationThe 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 scienceFamily Orientation Program & daily attendance is mandatory.
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.
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.
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.
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
Mail recommendations to: RMEP Student Recommendation P. O . Box 26248 Richmond, VA 23260
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.
Mail a copy of the recent semester grades to: RMEP Student Transcripts P. O . Box 26248 Richmond, VA 23260
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.