ST. JOHN’S, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The ArcticENGINEER summer enrichment
program hosted by Memorial University's Faculty of Engineering and
Applied Science (FEAS) and funded through the Research & Development
Corporation (RDC) is now accepting applications from high school
students for the summer of 2014. The program provides exposure to the
field of Arctic engineering to students who excel in science,
technology, engineering and math and have completed grade 10, 11 or 12
by June of 2014. The application deadline is May 30th 2014.
ArcticENGINEER focuses on hands-on learning and offers different
activities each day such as:
Tours to Arctic engineering facilities such as the Marine Institute,
National Research Council Canada (NRC), C-CORE and Memorial's FEAS to
see specialized equipment including simulators, Remotely Operated
Underwater Vehicles (ROV's), the NRC ice tank and cold room, and more.
A variety of engineering-related team activities such as building a
model of an oil platform and testing survival suits in the Holyrood
Interacting with university researchers and industry experts currently
working in the field.
Learning about current research projects in Arctic engineering.
"Introducing students to Arctic engineering early in their academic
studies gives them the opportunity to gain a greater understanding for
the growing sector of Arctic-related research and development in our
province. The feedback that students provided for ArcticENGINEER in
2013 was extremely positive and I hope that the program will inspire
students to build their studies and careers around this sector in
Newfoundland and Labrador."
- Glenn Janes, Chief Executive Officer, Research & Development
"The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is delighted to partner
with RDC on the ArcticENGINEER high school enrichment program.
Partnerships like this are very important to the faculty's recruitment
efforts. The ArcticENGINEER enrichment program will introduce potential
students to the thriving field of Arctic engineering when they are
thinking about their post-secondary options."
- Andy Fisher, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of
Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University
Last year, 24 high school students from across the province attended the
program. Based on outstanding response from last year's participants,
the program has been expanded to allow for up to 32 students to
participate this year. Grade 11 student Cayley Thoms attended the
program last year and highly recommends it to students who are
interested this year.
"I had an amazing time attending the ArcticENGINEER summer program. The
program helped me learn much more about occupations in the field of
engineering, especially in Arctic engineering, and it opened my eyes to
how great engineering is. All of the tasks were fun and very
educational and I loved all of the evening activities as well! Every
person who was at the camp was great and the counselors and staff made
it a great experience for me!"
- Cayley Thoms, 2013 participant.
Students are selected on the basis of high academic status and
achievement, school referral and written personal essay. Programs will
be held from July 21st - 25th, and from July 28th - August 1st. Students will stay in Memorial University residences for the week of
their sessions, and will check into residence the Sunday evening before
their session is scheduled to begin (July 20th and 27th respectively). Program registration cost is $200 which includes
accommodations and meals. The Research & Development Corporation is
investing $97,900 into the program for the summer of 2014 through its
ArcticTECH program and has committed to invest an additional $97,900
for the summer of 2015.
Visit http://www.engr.mun.ca/community/CampArcticEngineering.php for application, referral form, and more information.
The Research & Development Corporation is a provincial Crown corporation
responsible for improving Newfoundland and Labrador's research and
development performance. RDC works with research and development
stakeholders including business, academia and government agencies and
departments to make strategic investments in highly qualified people,
R&D infrastructure and innovative research. For more information about
RDC, go to www.rdc.org
SOURCE: Research & Development Corporation
For further information:
Director, Marketing & Communications
Research & Development Corporation
Jackey Locke, Communications Co-ordinator
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
(709) 864-8287, 691-5027