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The East Valley Institute of Technology has partnered with Intel and
Arizona State University Polytechnic to offer a unique engineering
course to prepare high school students for success in a two- or
four-year college engineering program. No other Arizona high school
offers the Future Engineers program, which is based on a
state-of-the-art curriculum developed by Southern Methodist University
Have you ever wondered why hurricanes always rotate in the same
direction, how laptop computers can be made smaller and smaller every
year, or why AM radio stations tune in better during the day? Are you
ready to develop your mind to think, analyze, discover and create in
ways you’ve never done before? Are you ready to be part of a future that
creates innovations and solutions to make the world a better place?
Then the Future Engineers program at EVIT may be for you!
This exciting class leads students through the exploration of topics
such as thermodynamics, robotics, electricity, chemistry, solar power,
biomechanics, environmental engineering and much more. Up to 50 percent
of the course time is dedicated to hands-on engineering projects and
experiments at ASU Polytechnic – with the opportunity to earn college
credit. You may even assist with The Great Globe project housed at EVIT
in which scientist Bryan Beaulieu is leading a team of engineers – and
children from across the United States – in building a 42-story replica
of the Earth as an educational tourist attraction.
Future Engineers is for high school students who are strong in math
or science, who have completed Algebra II, and who want to follow
engineering as a career path. It will be offered at the EVIT East
Campus, 6625 S. Power Road, Mesa. For more information or to sign up,
call Terri Pearson at (480) 308-4642.