High school students can apply for STEM apprenticeships at Tech

Louisiana Tech will offer six high school students the opportunity to achieve hands-on experience to develop their process of research and spark their curiosity in STEM curriculum. 

Tech was chosen by the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Army Educational Outreach Program as a host site for the AEOP High School Apprenticeships. Students who participate can earn up to $3,000 for 300 hours of the apprenticeship.

“2021 will be our third year to participate in REAP, as we started in 2019 with four students, and had three students participate last summer,” said Chris Campbell, UTeachTech Master Teacher and site director for REAP. “Each student will spend 250 to 300 hours online and in-person with their mentors throughout the summer to learn about their research and work within the lab. Each student has to log weekly hours, attend meetings and create their own presentation about the experience at the end of the summer.”

Tech’s mentors to these high school students include Dr. Joan Lynam in chemical engineering and Dr. Mark DeCoster in biomedical engineering.