McNeese to host engineering academy

(Source: McNeese State University)
(Source: McNeese State University)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - McNeese State University's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology will offer a summer engineering academy on July 15 through Aug. 2 for high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing science and engineering careers.

The summer program give students a broad exposure to engineering disciplines (chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical) by offering hands-on projects dealing with real life engineering issues, according to Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, dean of the college.

Classes will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in Drew Hall.

Day trips are scheduled to the NASA Space Center in Houston, Creole Nature Trail, New Orleans, Avery Island and a canoe trip. Cost is $1,000 per student and includes on-campus housing, meals, transportation and lab supplies.

Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the STARLAB portable planetarium and learn how to navigate the night sky using a variety of telescopes.

For more information, contact Kiritsis at or at 337-475-5875.

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