Three Local Seniors To Attend UW Engineering Summer Program

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Engineering Hall, University of Wyoming. (Photo courtesy of UW)
Laramie, WY (6/10/19) – With a goal of inspiring future engineers, the University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science will host the 32nd annual Engineering Summer Program (ESP) for high school students June 16-22.

Three area seniors are expected to take part in the program.  Brixen Mathis and Erin Poyer from Rock Springs and Green River’s Dallin Kurth are three of 37 students from around the state and nation taking part in classes.

All students will stay in UW’s residence halls. This will assist them in preparing for life in college. Students will attend classes in a wide range of subjects. Topics include physical computing, material science, civil engineering, atmospheric science, sustainability, combustion and computer science.

Classes are taught by engineering faculty members and graduate students. The attendees decide what they want to focus on and then attend morning and afternoon sessions. In the evenings they tour the campus.

In addition to the courses, participants have the opportunity to explore petroleum and chemical engineering during daylong field trips.  One will be to Halliburton’s hydraulic fracturing site in Colorado.  Another trip is scheduled for the Sherard Water Treatment Plant in Cheyenne.