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May 8. 2014

Lupe Flores

HACU and the GM Foundation “Juniors in High School’ University Tour

Students from the Denver, Colo. area visited the Metropolitan State University (MSU) of Denver on the Auraria Campus from May 5-7, 2014, as part of the “Juniors in High School” University Tour, sponsored by a grant from the GM Foundation.  The tour goals are to empower students with knowledge about the college admissions process and to introduce them to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Activities began with a campus tour, which included the following academic departments: Aviation and Aerospace Space Engineering Technology; Biology/Chemistry and Criminalistics; Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Computer and Mathematical Sciences; Industrial Design; and Human Performance and Sports.

Students were then introduced to the college search process, with presentations on the ins and outs of college admissions and financial aid. Representatives from the Excel Pre Collegiate Program, the Roadrunner Ambassador Program, and the College Assistance Migrant Program gave presentations on how the programs aid them in a successful college career. Students also met with university students to discuss college life and why they chose their major and potential career, as well as with faculty to learn more about the STEM majors offered at MSU Denver.

Students from the following schools participated in the “Juniors in High School’ University Tour:

•North High School
•Weld Central High School
•Lake County High School East High School
•Kennedy High School
•CEC Middle College
•Adams City High school
•Lincoln High School
•Manual High School
•Hinkley High School