EUREKA! Summer Experience
EUERKA! the basics
WHAT it is?
EUREKA! is an all-new immersive program organized by the UNM Honors College in conjunction with the Anderson School of Management and the School of Engineering. The goal is to engage exceptional high school students, introduce them to UNM as a destination learning space, and invigorate them through a unique summer research, creative, and entrepreneurial experience.
WHERE it is
EUREKA! will be held on the campus of The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
WHEN it is?
The inaugural program is Sunday, June 3 to Friday, June 15, 2018.
WHO it’s for
High academic-achieving high school juniors and incoming seniors who meet the Honors College admission criteria. Participants with an interest in developing leadership skills and in gaining hands-on engineering and business applications will benefit. Participants will range from first generation college students and those not sure about college to those considering out-of-state colleges and universities.
EUREKA! the agenda
Students selected for the program will be housed in a UNM residence hall for the two
weeks of the program. All meals will be provided, and students will be chaperoned by UNM staff. Students will be offered guided tours of campus and the Albuquerque area.
The curriculum for the program will be in three parts:
Students will be part of an active learning environment, tasked with developing innovative approaches to solve one or more real-life challenges involving solar energy and renewable, sustainable energy systems.
A business component will be taught by faculty from UNM’s Anderson School of Management and communications
professionals, who will teach students about different methods and approaches to developing entrepreneurial ideas and advise students on how to take their innovations to market.
Participants will learn about teambuilding and transformational leadership principals, led by UNM Honors College faculty members.
$500 program fee for 2 weeks includes:
- Living in a UNM residence hall
- All meals
- All activities
- There will be 24/7 access to Honors College student chaperones.
- Limited financial assistance is available to qualified students.
Jeannie M. Baca