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Readiness workshop for incoming UTRGV freshmen provides hands-on preparation for engineering degree

A group of incoming UTRGV freshmen have fun with rockets

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – JUNE 16, 2017 – Dr. Yingchen Yang, associate professor in the UTRGV Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, helped a group of incoming UTRGV freshmen have fun with rockets during a recent visit to the Sports Park in Brownsville. The students are participating in the UTRGV Engineering Readiness Summer Workshop – a camp designed to help them get a jumpstart on their engineering degree. Students participated in a review of engineering math and calculus preparation, and were able to practice engineering skills like rocket science. Here, the students are testing rockets they built themselves during the readiness workshop. (UTRGV Photo and Gallery by David Pike)


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