Incoming freshman get a head start through summer program

2012leepThe Dwight Look College of Engineering is hosting a five-week rigorous program called LEEP (Learning to Excel in Engineering through Preparation) for 31 incoming freshman engineering students.

LEEP is a summer bridge program designed to prepare incoming engineering students and increase the academic success of students in the Look College. The program includes instruction in engineering, math, physics and study skills. The program aims to benefit students by giving them the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, advisors, student services and upperclass undergraduate students.

LEEP organizes events for students to help them better understand and take advantage of engineering course work and engineering job opportunities. This year the program has arranged a tour of CH2M Hill and General Electric in Houston. Leephabitat

LEEP also emphasizes the significance of giving back to the community. The students accomplished this by spending a day volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, working to seal the exterior of one of the habitat homes in Bryan that will later be donated to a local family.