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Summer PrEP: from High School to Engineering

As an engineering student, how do you maintain a 3.0 grade-point average while taking at least 12 units a quarter? What's an elevator pitch? And where exactly is the trail down to the beach? These were some of the questions 22 incoming freshmen at the Jacobs School got answers to during the school's first-ever residential Summer Pre-Engineering Program (PrEP), which prepares students for the transition from high school to engineering school. Alumnus John Slaughter, and his wife Ida, sponsored Summer PrEP 2011. During the four-day program, students met professors who discussed creativity in engineering and how engineering students learn. PrEP students also attended a reception with representatives from several prestigious companies; began building a network of friends; and explored La Jolla Shores and Balboa Park.

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