On July 22nd, RPI hosted the 33rd Annual RPI PREFACE Program. This program allows underrepresented 11th and 12th graders to participate in the pre-college summer experience of the engineering university life. The students who participate are exposed to engineering education at RPI towards the goal of interesting them in studying science and engineering in college.
A total of 26 students from 13 different states took part. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering held a tour and equipment demonstration (including the mini-centrifuge demonstration) in the state-of-the-art Centrifuge Lab and provided an overview of the research done in the lab.