Westside Engineering And Geosciences Academy

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Westside Engineering And Geosciences Academy

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

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