UT Arlington, Department of Mathematics

 

TEXAS PRE-FRESHMAN ENGINEERING PROGRAM

 


What is TexPREP?
PREP is a mathematics-based, academic enrichment program. It emphasizes the development of abstract reasoning and problem solving skills. PREP helps students prepare for careers in the fields of mathematics, science, technology and engineering.

                                                      


Founded in 1979 by Dr. Manuel P. Berriozabal from UT San Antonio, PREP is supported by state funds and private contributions.    The value per student is $300.00.

The program includes course work, team projects, class presentations, examinations, career awareness speakers, field trips and special events. PREP is presented over the course of four summers in which the students reapply each year.  UT Arlington PREP only offers Year 1 in 2014, with plans to add Years 2, 3 and 4 incrementally over the next three years.

COURSES FOR YEAR 1 INCLUDE:

Logic

Problem-Solving/Mathematics

Intro to Engineering

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS (Year 1)

6th – 7th Grade Students in the 2013-2014 Academic Year

Parental Permission

80 or higher average in Math Class (75 or higher if honors)

80 or higher Overall Average

Satisfactory Nominations from two Teachers

Satisfactory Conduct Grades

A well-written essay on “Why you want to come to PREP”

DETAILS

Dates:        

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 – Friday, July 18, 2014

Times:

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM weekdays*, except Friday, July 4, 2014

Place:

UTA, 3rd Floor Pickard Hall, 411 S. Nedderman Drive

*On the two field trip Fridays, participation extends to 5:00 PM.

COST

Funding is provided for tuition, labs, project materials, and field trips.

There is a registration fee of $50.00 upon acceptance.

The registration fee is waived for Arlington ISD students

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE

Lunch:  Daily free lunch will be provided to students who qualify by the Summer Food Service Program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service.

Transportation:  Free bus transportation will be provided for Arlington ISD students only at selected schools.

Maps of UT Arlington:  http://www.uta.edu/maps/

APPLICATION:  There are two ways to apply for the program:

1. Download the application packet (pdf), complete and return it to UTA at the address provided below.

UT Arlington PREP Year 1 Application 2014

2. Complete the online application and submit all required, supporting documentation to UTA at the address provided below.

UT Arlington PREP Year 1 Online Application 2014

Please submit all required, supporting documentation to UTA at the following address:

Department of Mathematics / TexPREP

University of Texas at Arlington

411 S. Nedderman Dr.

Box 19408

Arlington, TX 76019-0408

Questions?  Contact:

Alice Lubbe, TexPREP Assistant Director, at 817-272-7578 or alubbe@uta.edu , or

Minerva Cordero, TexPREP Director, at cordero@uta.edu

You may learn more about TexPREP by visiting http://www.prep-usa.org .