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Minority Students Complete Summer Science/Math Program

(AUSTIN, Texas) 7.23.12 —  Approximately 135 minority students from Central Texas middle and high schools challenged themselves this summer by mastering math and science applications that also included robotic applications during Huston-Tillotson University’s Austin Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (AusPrEP).  Student accomplishments during the seven-week program will be recognized and highlighted at the closing ceremony on Friday, July 27, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in King-Seabrook Chapel, 900 Chicon Street. 

The nationally recognized program, located on college and university campuses in Texas, was founded in 1979 at the University of Texas at San Antonio to identify high achieving middle and high school students with the potential and interest in becoming scientists and engineers. 

Primary courses include Logic, to stimulate the intellect and force young minds to evolve to a higher level of reasoning; Physics to explore and analyze ideas; and Statistics, to understand and interpret numerical significance. Huston-Tillotson University has operated AusPrEP since 1990.

The 2012 sponsors are:  3M, KLE Foundation, TG, A Glimmer of Hope Foundation, Huston-Tillotson University, Kodosky Foundation, National Instruments, Sid Richardson, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Lynn E. Thompson, D.D.S., and Time Warner Cable.

A reception follows the program with parking for parents and guests near the Chalmers Street entrance.