634 Nedderman Hall
416 Yates Street
Arlington, TX 76019-0019
UTA Engineering Tex PREP
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.
TexPREP was created to strengthen the potential of students for careers in STEM fields. Women and members of underrepresented groups continue to serve as special target groups for PREP in building a high-quality and diverse 21st century workforce. Founded in 1979 by Dr. Manuel P. Berriozabal from UT San Antonio, PREP is supported by state funds and private contributions.
The program includes course work, team projects, class presentations, examinations, career awareness speakers, field trips and special events. The TexPREP program is held over a six week period in the summer. The complete PREP program is presented over the course of four summers in which the students reapply each year. UTA offers all four years of TexPrep. Students who are new to the program may apply for Year 1. Those who successfully complete Year 1, are invited to apply to Year 2, and so on.Student Handbook
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS (YEAR ONE)
- 6th – 8th Grade Students in the 2019-2020 Academic Year
- Parental Permission
- 85 or higher average in Math Class (80 or higher if honors)
- 85 or higher Overall Average
- 90 or higher for 6th Graders
- Satisfactory Nominations from two Teachers
- Satisfactory Conduct Grades
- A well-written essay on "Why you want to come to PREP"
Courses for Year One
- Intro to Engineering
Course for Year Two
- Algebraic Structures
- Intro to Physics
- Problem Solving
Course for Year Three
- Introduction to Technical Writing
- Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Course for Year Four
- Introduction to Computer Science
Date and Time
June 8, 2020 - July 17, 2020
Funding is expected to be available to cover some costs for TexPREP students. The TexPREP program costs approximately $425 per student. Students may also apply to TexPREP and pay the camp fee if accepted
Who Can Apply
Students who are new to TexPREP and are currently in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year, may apply for Year 1. Students who successfully complete the Year 1 course, will be invited to apply for Year 2. Students who successfully complete the Year 2 course, will be invited to apply for Year 3. Students who successfully complete the Year 3 course, will be invited to apply for Year 4.
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Deadline to Apply
Early Application: March 15, 2020; Late Application: April 15, 2020
Lunch: Daily free lunch & snack will be provided.
Transportation: Participating Arlington ISD students will have access to free AISD bus transportation from selected AISD schools.
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