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Presentation for 8th grade Science G/T Classes about WEGA

Presentation for 8th grade Science G/T Classes about WEGA

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  • 1. Westside Engineering and Geosciences Academy
  • 2. What is WEGA?
    • WEGA is our name for the Westside Engineering and Geosciences Academy
    • It is a special Academy at Westside High School for students interested in learning more about Engineering.
    • It is sponsored by the IPAA (Independent Petroleum Association of America)
  • 3. What makes WEGA special?
    • Only 50 students per grade.
    • You take core classes with your WEGA group.
    • Incorporates engineering lessons into your English, Science, Math, and Technology class.
    • Special field trips and speakers not open to other students.
  • 4. Our Field Trips
  • 5. What does an Engineer Do?
    • Engineers develop solutions to practical problems by use of :
    • Design
    • Technology
    • Science
  • 6. What kind of students might consider Engineering as a profession?
    • Likes to solve problems
    • Is interested in Math and Science
    • Likes to learn Innovative things
  • 7. How do I apply to WEGA?
    • Take home a packet to your parents.
    • Get your Math and Science teacher to fill out recommendations ASAP
    • Write a short essay
    • Turn everything in to Westside High School.
    • You will be notified via
    • e-mail of your acceptance if you meet requirements
  • 8. Do I have to do anything special be Eligible?
    • Have taken Algebra I in 8 th grade (Westside will also be offering it in Summer School)
    • Zoned or eligible for magnet transfer to Westside High School
    • Attend Summer Camp August 3-5
  • 9. Can I still take Electives if I am in WEGA?
    • We have WEGA students who:
    • Play Sports
    • Are in the Band
    • Are in Theater
    • Are in the Robotics Club………..
    • And lots of other things!!!
  • 10. See you next year in WEGA!