Recognizing the need for more diversity in engineering, Dan Negrut, Mead Witter Foundation Professor in mechanical engineering, founded the “Promoting the Computational Science Initiative,” or ProCSI (pronounced “proxy”), for short.
ProCSI is a one-week residential summer program that teaches traditionally underrepresented 10th and 11th grade high school students various concepts in the computational sciences, exposing them to the applications of engineering. The program also introduces participants to college life, motivating them through a higher understanding of STEM fields. Since its founding, nearly 200 students have participated in the program.
The Capital Times recently highlighted Negrut’s efforts to foster diversity with ProCSI. Read the Capital Times story here.