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MANDATORY Parent Meeting: LaTech Residential Experience and Mississippi/Alabama College Tours
May 21, 2018
6:00 pm
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This meeting is MANDATORY for parents of students attending the La Tech Residential Experience and/or Mississippi/Alabama College tours. You will receive important information about packing, attire, transportation, meeting places/times, agendas, etc. If you CANNOT ATTEND THIS MEETING, you MUST let the GEAR UP College & Career Coach know an alternate meeting date. Students CANNOT ATTEND EITHER EVENT if parents do not meet with GEAR UP College & Career Coach at their school.

 

The Engineering Experience
May 30, 2018
9:00 am
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The Engineering Experience will be a two-day session filled with activities that explore the field of engineering. Students will have the opportunity to complete projects that include activities which involve civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering. The experience will be at Northside High School from 9:00am to 4:00pm from Tuesday, May 30th to Thursday, May 31st

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The Art Careers Experience
June 18, 2018
8:00 am
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The Art Careers Experience will be a three-day session filled with activities that explore various art careers: Graphic design, Photography, Music production, Film, Computer art and Animation, and Architecture. Students will exerience these fields of study from the university point of view and see what it takes to create a path to these careers. The experience will be held on the campus of UL Lafayette from 8:00am to 5:00pm from Monday, June 18th to Wednesday, June 20th

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The STEM Experience
June 25, 2018
8:30 am
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The STEM experience will be a mixture of computer coding & robotics. Students will have the opportunity to work with various coding languages and equipment to build and control robots. Any student who is interested in technology should enroll and explore these topics. Professionals from CGI Global, Inc., Texas Instruments, Inc. and UL Lafayette professors will be on hand to lend their expertise to the activities. The experience will be from 8:30am to 4:30pm from Monday, June 25th to Thursday, June 28th. 

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The Residential College Experience
May 27, 2018
10:00 am
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This is a residential college experience that will happen at Louisiana Tech University from Sunday, May 27th to Thursday, May 31st. Students will receive a class schedule which will include topics on Nursing, Aviation, Sports Marketing & Media, Leadership, and College Prep Curriculum.  In the evenings, students will enjoy various activities as well as have access to the Lambright Recreation Center.  On the final day, students will gon on a tour of Gramblings State University and the University of Louisiana-Monroe. Only students who are on TOPS University curriculum with a college ready GPA and no discipline issues will be considered for this experience.

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The Summer College Tour Experience-FULL
June 11, 2018
6:00 am
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This experience is closed. All seats have been filled!

The Summer College Tour Experience will be a three-day out-of-state college tour. ONLY SOPHOMORES ARE ELIGIBLE TO GO ON THIS TOUR. Students will be selected using a rubric that will include curriculum, GPA, discipline, and teacher recommendations. We will be visiting Alabama State University, The University of Alabama @ Tuscaloosa, Auburn University, University of Southern Mississippi, and Tuskegee Univeristy.The tour will be from  from Monday, June 11th to Wednesday, June 13th

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The Writing Experience
June 18, 2018
8:30 am
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Improving the Blank Page is once again sponsoring its summer writing experience for GEAR UP students who want to express themselves throught the written word. This four day experience will include writing sessions at UL-Lafayette. Students will learn how to use strategies that will help them to become proficient writers. The final day will focus on performance of written pieces and spoken word poetry. The sessions will be from Monday, June 18th to Thursday, June 21st from 8:30am to 4:30pm daily.

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The Nursing Experience
July 09, 2018
7:30 am
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The Nursing experience will be a three day interactive exploration of the field of nursing. Students will have the opportunity to work with industry professionals and instructors who work with the top programs in Louisiana.  Particpants will visit McNeese University and SOWELA on the Monday and University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Southern University on the Tuesday. The experience will be from 7:30am to 3:30pm from Monday, July 9th to Tuesday, July 10th. 

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