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USU offers summer hands-on engineering program

Utah State University hosts the 18th annual Engineering State program June 11-14 for all local, national and international high school students. The application deadline is March 16. The program is designed to give students a glimpse of various engineering professions through an in-depth, hands-on experience. Participants will have the opportunity to build relationships with experienced faculty and staff from every department in the College of Engineering, and will be treated to a tour of the state-of-the-art Space Dynamics Laboratory and USU’s new engineering building. The program provides students with opportunities to explore the most up-to-date strategies, tools and engineering technology. Go-carts, canoeing, swimming and friendly competitions are part of the week and students can win prizes and apply for university scholarships. The $100 application fee covers housing for the week in university housing and all meals. Qualified applicants must be high school students entering their junior or senior year in Fall 2007, have a strong interest in math, science, technology or aviation and display citizenship excellence on their scholastic record. For more information, or an online application, visit or call Kathy Peacock at 435-797-2843.

Scholarship Seminar "Saving and borrowing options for college," will be presented Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Center. Deemed "perfect for families who are just starting to save – and for those who forgot to," It will also address families who do not qualify for government financial aid. The seminar will be presented by Andrew Garland and David Sicotte, Financial Professionals at Zions Bank For more information, contact Dana Ardovino, Park City High School community scholarship advisor at 645-5650 ext. 2085

Park City Education Foundation

The Park City Education Foundation promotes and recognizes excellence in all Park City Schools as an independent, non-profit fundraising organization. PCEF relies on contributions from parents, corporations and community members to fund both extras and necessities, including full-day kindergarten, elementary science and arts programs, middle school International Baccalaureate program, math specialist, scholarship counselor and the bi-lingual core subjects program. For more information, visit

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