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

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    • Westside Engineering and Geosciences Academy
    • 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)
    • 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.
    • Our Field Trips
    • What does an Engineer Do?
      • Engineers develop solutions to practical problems by use of :
      • Design
      • Technology
      • Science
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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!!!
    • See you next year in WEGA!