SEI 2015 Applications Are Now Available

The Richmond Area Program for Minorities in Engineering (RAPME) is a local non-profit organization, which was officially incorporated in July 1978 with 10 industry sponsors with a goal to achieve greater diversity in science and engineering. RAPME was formed to establish a mechanism by which minority middle and high school students can be encouraged to consider science and engineering as a profession, thereby assisting in the national effort to alleviate under representation of minorities in all engineering professions. RAPME is an exemplary program of collaborative efforts that bring together three partner institutions: Virginia State University; Virginia Commonwealth University; and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College; with the passion, experience, and knowledge to set strategic directions to establish, sustain, and improve the RAPME feeder system across the science and engineering disciplines.

The organization has the commitment and involvement of students, teachers, parents, school officials, business, industry, and other interested community partners to develop the community's science and engineering talent to meet demand. In order to accomplish its goals, RAPME has developed two programs: the Summer Engineering Institute (SEI) and the Scholarship Program.

  • SEI Application
  • VCU Research Assistant Application
  • Participant Fee Update
    The participation fee for the 2015 SEI has increased from $100 to $150 per participant. This is the first participation increase that the Board of Directors has approved within the last 15 years. To offset the increase, we are offering a Participant Referral Program.
    • If you refer a participant and they are accepted to participate in the 2015 SEI Program, you will receive a $25 rebate per participant. Maximum of 2 referrals accepted.
    • If you refer a sibling and they are accepted to participate in the 2015 SEI Program, you will receive a $25 rebate per participant. Maximum of 2 referrals accepted.

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    JOIN TODAY! There are many advantage to becoming a member, not only will you be able to attend the annual conference, but you also have the opportunity to apply for various scholarships.

     

     

     

    RAPME Sponsors
    • Altria
    • Alcoa
    • Dominion
    • Verizon
    • Alstom
    • Dupont
    • Honeywell
    • Dupont Teijin Films
    • Brenco
    • Boehringer Ingelheim
    • Austin Brockenbrough & Associates
    • Kjellstrom and Lee
    • Glave & Holmes
    • Clark Nexsen