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Local students attend MTU engineering program

HOUGHTON — Dawson Dolby of Skandia attended the prestigious Engineering Scholars Program at Michigan Tech University in Houghton, Michigan. More than 140 high school students from 13 states were accepted into this highly competitive scholarship program. Engineering Scholars is part of Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs.

The Engineering Scholars Program provides an opportunity for students to investigate careers in engineering and science. The students participated in engineering sessions, group projects, and special topic presentations with a diverse group of peers from all over the country and around the world. ESP provided a week-long look at engineering careers in areas like mechanical, com puter, environmental, electrical, chemical, biomedical, civil, geological, and materials engineering.

In addition, the high school students experienced college life by staying in residence halls, eating in university cafeterias and exploring campus life among others with similar interests. Following intensive classroom and lab experiences in the day, the girls enjoyed team competitions, a variety show and many outdoor activities in Michigan’s beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula.