Contest for high school juniors and seniors will help students explore engineering and computer science fields

March 11, 2008

DEARBORN / March 11, 2008---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, April 5 at the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

The highlight of the day will be the 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 Mini-Baja cars and robots, tour the college 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 Friday, March 28. 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 the College of Engineering and Computer Science, at 313-593-5510 or rperez.umich.edu.

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CONTACT: Jennifer Sroka
PHONE: 313-593-5644
The Office of University Relations
Room 1040, Administration Building
University of Michigan-Dearborn