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SEEDs: Spring Engineering Education Days

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2015 program information and application materials will be available by Monday, December 8.

The SEEDs program will be held on selected Saturdays in April. Selected participants must attend all sessions fully.

Program
The SEEDs program provides Bay Area high school juniors with a unique opportunity to begin exploring engineering in hopes for fostering a future engineering study. Participants come to the Santa Clara University campus on three Saturdays in April to attend workshops providing an introduction to various engineering disciplines. Topics will include: Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Web Design & Engineering. All workshops are introductory in nature and will include a mixture of lecture presentations and hands-on experiences facilitated by Santa Clara University professors. Participants will attend each workshop offered to be provided with a broad understanding of various engineering disciplines and careers. All workshops will be held in the School of Engineering facilities.

Eligibility
High school juniors who are interested in exploring engineering are eligible to apply. Due to the program's introductory nature, students who are just beginning to consider engineering as a possible career and who have had little to no exposure to engineering topics are preferred. Women and other underrepresented groups in the field of engineering are also highly encouraged to apply. Due to the program popularity and increase in applications, we are only able to accept applications from junior students for 2014. Selected participants must attend ALL three sessions in April. 

Please note that students will only be able to participate in one of our high school engineering programs (SEEDs or SES), as the academic content of both programs is very similar. Information on the Summer Engineering Seminar (SES) can be found here.

Cost
SEEDs is sponsored by the School of Engineering and local industry, which enables us to offer the program at no cost to students who are accepted into the program. Lunch and all necessary supplies are provided to students. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from campus.

Application

To be considered for this program, applicants must submit the following application materials:
  1. A completed online application. The application closed as of 5 pm on Thursday, February 6.

  2. An 200-300 word application submitted on the online application addressing the following: Why are you an ideal candidate for the SEEDs program? How do you think you could benefit from the program?

  3. A SEEDs instructor recommendation form completed by a high school math, science, computer or technology teacher, available here. Filling out the form on a web browser will not allow you to save changes; therefore it is recommended that you save the file to your computer first, before filling it out. Instructors can submit this form by scanning and emailing the signed form to UGEngineering@scu.edu (recommended) or by mailing the completed form, postmarked by the application deadline in a sealed and signed envelope to:

Shane Wibeto – SEEDs Program
School of Engineering
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

All application materials must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 6th, 2014. We will be unable to accept any late applications.

Evaluation
Each year we receive many more applications than we can accommodate for the SEEDs program. For program consideration, applications will be evaluated based on academic performance (particularly in math and science), strength of instructor recommendation, and alignment of applicant with program goals. Because of program popularity and limited space, acceptance is competitive. Applicants will be informed of their application status in the evening on Thursday, March 6th. 

For more information or questions, write or call:
408-554-4728
E-mail: swibeto@scu.edu

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The School of Engineering provides an outstanding theoretical and practical experience for both undergraduate and graduate students in the heart of Silicon Valley. Distinguished faculty, academic excellence, personal attention and a culture of social responsibility are hallmarks of our program.

Disciplines in the School of Engineering include applied mathematics, bioengineering, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering, and engineering management and leadership. More information can be found here.

If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation, please call 408-554-4728 or California Relay at 800-735-2929 (TTY) two weeks prior to the event.
2014 SEEDs Brochure

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2014 SEEDs Online Application

The 2014 SEEDs application was closed as of 5 pm on Thursday, February 6th.

2014 SEEDs Instructor Recommendation Form
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