Nova Southeastern University (NSU) hosted students from Dillard High School’s Emerging Computer Technology magnet program for a summer program, designed to inspire them to explore careers in engineering and technology. Sessions covered topics such as Biomedical Engineering, Database Management, Cybersecurity, Application Development, Data Science, and Computer Graphics. Additionally, NSU supported a field trip to eMerge Americas, a technology conference in Miami to kick off the camp.
The camp is part of the university’s longstanding commitment to increasing the exposure of engineering and technology to young men and women from underserved populations. “Partnerships between NSU and area schools are a key to sparking interest in College and pursuing majors in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math,” said Meline Kevorkian, Ed.D., Associate Provost for the university. While at NSU, the Dillard High School students also were exposed College Essay Writing and Career Planning. “Our hope is that through these experiences, we will turn the Dillard High students on to careers in these high demand fields,” said Greg Simco, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, College of Computing and Engineering.