(University Student Taught Engineering Program)
When? February 23rd, 2019
Where? UVA School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Who? All 6-8th graders are invited
Cost: Free! We want as many students to attend as possible!
What is USTEP?
USTEP (University Student Taught Engineering Program) is a one-day, fun-filled, educational outreach program for middle school students in the local Charlottesville community. The event will be hosted by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at UVA. Middle schoolers will be able to have a one of kind experience to visit Grounds and take classes taught by UVA Engineering students. Students will be able to take 4 classes they find interesting from our class catalog which includes topics such as forensics to introduction to programming.
The idea for USTEP was inspired by an event called Splash that is held at universities all over the United States. The ultimate goal of USTEP is to allow students to be inspired by college students and get excited about learning new things, in a fun and stress-free environment.
We hope you are interested and join us in our very first USTEP event this year! We will be sending out details about registering for classes soon!
9:00 - 9:30 AM Check in
9:30 - 9:45 AM Introduction
10:00 - 10:50 AM Class 1
11:00 - 11:50 AM Class 2
12:00 - 12:50 PM Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 PM Class 3
2:00 - 2:50 PM Class 4
3:00 PM Check-out
Will lunch be provided?
Lunch will be provided and we will be serving pizza. If your child has any dietary restrictions or allergies please let us know on our registration form
Is the event open to all students or just girls?
Although USTEP is hosted by the Society of Women Engineers, this event will be open to ALL students!
Are parents/supervisors welcome to stay for the event?
We will have a lot of volunteers to help us for the event so all you will have to do is drop off and pick up your child and we will take care of the rest!
Check in and check out will be located in the A-wing of Thornton Hall
Free parking will be available in the lots behind Rice Hall and the Stadium and the lot behind Small Hall. A map of the Engineering School is available here
* More event logistics will be released closer to the event date such as directions to the event and class schedules
SWE Outreach Emails
For general outreach questions:
For specific USTEP questions and information:
Anna Cerf: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lily Lin: email@example.com