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  • The SES program is designed to motivate young people to pursue science and engineering majors in college so they can ultimately participate in the scientific and technical work force. It provides participants with a chance to explore the many possibilities of engineering as a career while living in University residence halls staffed by program counselors. Participants eat their meals in University dining facilities, attend special workshops and complete their own engineering projects. Participants experience the outside-of-class aspects of Santa Clara University through afternoon and evening recreational activities. During their stay on campus, students attend introductory level workshops spanning several disciplines of engineering that are facilitated by our engineering faculty. Topics will include: Bio, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Participants attend all core workshops for a broad exposure to the various disciplines and careers within the field of engineering. SES workshops will be held in the School of Engineering, the focal point for engineering education at Santa Clara University.

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    sophomore or junior year of high school by July 1, 2018The eligibility criteria for SES are determined by the purpose and content of the program, as well as Santa Clara University's Strategic Vision. This program aims to motivate more students to pursue engineering study and workshop content is on a broad, introductory level. Santa Clara University's Strategic Vision also emphasizes education in "service to society, especially on behalf of those in greatest need," which is in line with our Jesuit identity. As such, the following criteria have been set for program participants:Students who are interested in broadly exploring the field of engineering and its various disciplinesStudents who have not been exposed to the engineering profession through high school coursework, extra-curricular activities, similar programs and close role models working in engineeringStudents who lack the means to access engineering courses and programs, due to limited financial resources and a lack of school & community offeringsWomen, first generation college students and other underrepresented groups in the field of engineering are highly encouraged to apply, though this is not a limiting factor for program selection.