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Students in town for annual engineering camp

Jun. 26, 2010 @ 10:47 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Thirty-six students from 23 high schools in six states will be on Marshall University's Huntington campus today, June 27, through Thursday, July 1, to take part in the 10th annual Exploring Engineering: Academy of Excellence (EEAE).

William Pierson, chairman of the Weisberg Division of Engineering and Computer Science at Marshall, said the participants include 20 boys and 16 girls in the ninth through the 11th grades. Twenty-three students are from West Virginia, six from Ohio, four from Pennsylvania and one each from Kentucky, North Carolina and New Jersey.

"As always, teamwork is one of the themes of the engineering camp," Pierson said, in a news release. "The students participating will see that teamwork is important in planning and working together to achieve a common goal. The camp is a great opportunity for the students to not only explore the field of engineering, but also to explore Marshall University and what we have to offer."

The camp gets under way at 3 p.m. Sunday in Room BE 5 on the lower level of the Memorial Student Center with a presentation titled "Building Strong" by Coy Miller, Professional Engineer, United States Army Corps of Engineers Deputy District Commander for Programs and Project Management.

Students are selected for the camp based upon their interest in and aptitude for engineering. Grades, courses taken and letters of recommendation are taken into consideration. The camp primarily tries to attract rising high school juniors.

The 2010 camp participants include:

Robert Agee of Huntington; Caleb Bailey of Huntington; Jessica Bailey of Nitro, W.Va.; David Bender of Cross Lanes, W.Va.; Nathan Betts of Mertztown, Pa.; Kyle Bryant of Vinton, Ohio; Molly Callaghan of Charleston; Matt Cardwell of Milton, W.Va.; Dakotah Copenhaver of Ona, W.Va.;

Grayson Davis of Huntington; Morgan France of Nitro, W.Va.; Paul Gemperlein of Tarentum, Pa.; Meredith Gillespie of Hurricane, W.Va.; Carly Gima of Follansbee, W.Va.; Cody Griffin of Huntington; Akhil Gudivada of Proctorville, Ohio; Kalene Hanson of Cary, N.C.; Saul Harlow of Nettie, W.Va.

Mary Hillwig of Pikeville, Ky.; James Horner of Wellsburg, W.Va.; Elizabeth Lawhon of Hurricane, W.Va.; James Long of New Martinsville, W.Va.; Kimberly Macenczak of Alliance, Ohio; Mark Malmquist of Natrona Heights, Pa. Andrew McLaughlin of Hurricane, W.Va.; Kelly O'Brien of Mertztown, Pa.; Kendra Pegg of New Martinsville, W.Va.

Keya Phillips of Hurricane, W.Va.; Dwight Rice of Oceana, W.Va.; Jordan Rothstein of Newton, N.J.; Anna Rubenstein of Cross Lanes, W.Va.; Paige Rutter of Oak Hill, W.Va.; Savana Schrader of Beaver, Ohio; Nathan Wang of Proctorville, Ohio; Katherine Warner of Morgantown, W.Va.; and Trenton Williams of Piketon, Ohio.

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