Marathon eXploration Camp Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers
eXploration Camp for Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers (XCITE) is a summer experience for rising 9th and 10th grade female high-school students. The focus of the program is to introduce the students to the field of engineering and LSU through hands-on demonstrations, field trips, and contact with industry professionals. The first annual XCITE Program was held in June 2008.
XCITE 2012 was held from July 8th thru July 13th and included 19 girls from Louisiana and Texas. The 2012 XCITE participants learned about the various fields in engineering through hands-on demonstrations and lectures from LSU College of Engineering faculty and graduate students. Participants were also able to network with professional female engineers during the XCITE Industry Luncheon and toured the Marathon Refinery in Garyville, Louisiana.
Future XCITE Participants can look forward to:
- Participating in hands-on demonstrations to learn more about various fields of engineering.
- Gaining leadership skills and learning to effectively work in a team.
- Interacting with LSU faculty and graduate students as well as professional female engineers.
- Experiencing college life while living in an on-campus residential hall.
- Having fun while developing friendships with like-minded girls!
XCITE 2013 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE - XCITE 2013 APPLICATION
July 13th thru July 20th
$300 fee, inlcuding a $50 registration fee
Scholarships Are Available!!
Application Deadline is May 20, 2013
For more information, please check out our flyer - XCITE 2013 FLYER
XCITE 2012 Participants