High school juniors and seniors will get to explore opportunities in the fields of engineering and computer science during an event and competition at the College of Engineering and Computer Science on March 28

February 11, 2009

DEARBORN / Feb. 11, 2009---Local high school juniors and seniors will get to explore opportunities in the fields of engineering and computer science from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at the University of Michigan-Dearbornís College of Engineering and Computer Science.

The highlight of the day will be a competition for scholarships and cash prizes in an engineering, computer programming or Web design competition. In addition, participants will meet current UM-Dearborn engineering students, view projects such as award-winning cars and robots, and learn about its engineering programs.

The event and competition are open to high school juniors and seniors in southeast Michigan. Two-person teams are invited to compete. Teachers or counselor sponsors are required to register student participants. There is no registration fee and a box lunch will be provided to all students. Teachers and parents are encouraged to attend the competition with the student teams.

Deadline to register is Monday, March 16. Registration can be completed and submitted online at www.engin.umd.umich.edu/contest.

For more information, contact Rey Perez, director of academic services in UM-Dearbornís College of Engineering and Computer Science, at 313-593-5510 or rperez@umich.edu.

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PHONE: 313-593-5644

The Office of University Relations

Room 1040, Administration Building

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