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Posted on: April 17, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Local teens invited to apply to Savannah Engineering Academy

For Immediate Release
Date: April 17, 2015

The City of Savannah is asking local rising junior and senior high school students with an interest in engineering to apply for a spot in the 2015 Savannah Engineering Academy, a weeklong program held in June. Completed applications and teacher recommendation forms are due May 4, and available at To be eligible to apply, a student must have grades of 80% or better in all mathematics/science/engineering/technology classes. There is no application fee for the Academy but once accepted a $60 registration fee is required to hold a place in the program. Lunch and snacks are included for all five days of the program.

The five-day summer program will be held at Armstrong State University June 8-12. Academy students will explore a variety of engineering disciplines through hands-on activities such as building LED flashlights and a water filter, field trips such as a riverboat tour of the Savannah River to learn about harbor deepening, river dredging, and local port activity and a visit to the S.R.204/ King George Interchange construction site, as well as site visits to facilities including Gulfstream Aerospace, Georgia Transformer Corp., JCB, and Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. Students will have an opportunity to work with professional engineers from major engineering disciplines including civil, electrical, computer, aerospace, mechanical, & manufacturing, water resources, environmental, and ocean.

The Savannah Engineering Academy started in 2004 and was designed for students considering careers in engineering. It is run by a team of volunteers comprised of local professional engineers. Major sponsors of the Academy include: the City of Savannah; Gulfstream Aerospace; Georgia Transformer Corp; Hussey Gay Bell; Armstrong State University; University of Georgia College of Engineering; Balfour Beatty, Dulohery Weeks; Thomas & Hutton Engineering Company; O’Brien & Gere, MegaWatt Lasers; Terracon; Colony Bank; American Society of Civil Engineers; Society of American Military Engineers; American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics; Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers; the Georgia Ports Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District.

For more information, or an online application, go to

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