The E3 Institute is open to all current students in 9th grade, specifically who have an interest in the field of engineering. The Institute is looking for students who have a diversity of skills, interests, backgrounds and abilities - it's not just for students who like math or science. Students who like hands-on learning, creative problem solving and the ability to communicate to a variety of groups are highly encouraged to apply.
Here is just a short list of skills that you will develop as a part of the E3 Institute:
- creative critical thinking
- presentation and communication skills
- ability to build and construct models
- application of math and science skills
The E3 Institute is a 3-year program where a group of students will work throughout the various components. Each year, the group of students will take a one-semester engineering course, as well as other Institute requirements (4 years of math and science, participation in seminar/enrichment activities, collaboration with a professional mentor, and an engineering-related job shadowing experience). The Institute will begin with their first seminar during the summer of 2013.
The E3 Institute is NOT only for students who are good at math and science. The Institute also wants students who are creative thinkers, enjoy problem-solving and building things. The Institute strongly encourages females to apply for the program. With diverse backgrounds, abilities and skills, the E3 Institute will be a rich and vibrant experience for all who are involved.