The ASEP (Advanced Science and Engineering Program) is a program where students have the option to select an emphasis in either Life Science or Engineering. There are various classes such as Bioengineering and Organic Chemistry that allow students to explore different fields of science. It is a strong network of peers and educators devoted to science and the pursuit of knowledge.
On August 27th, the program held a welcome back event, also known as the ASEP Mixer. It was a great way for program students from all four years to get together and discuss plans for the year. Underclassmen were also able to meet and get advice from upperclassmen.
The program offers a variety of field trips - now part of student grades - that allow students to meet with professionals from different fields of medicine and engineering. On Wednesday September 2nd, the ASEP program traveled to Pasadena to attend the 2015 Space Conference at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAIA). Students had the unique experience to talk to industry professionals and hear from leaders in aerospace. After a special presentation at the NASA exhibit, speakers such as Ms. April Clause and Ms. Michelle Lucas discussed educational experiences and paths to becoming the people they are today.
Throughout the year, ASEP will host more guest speakers at school. The Senior Talks speaker series begins in November. Seniors will share their experiences and give advice in a variety of areas such as managing extracurriculars and study skills.
The ASEP program gives students the unique opportunity to excel in the science and engineering areas through classes, guest speakers from professionals in the field, trips to conventions, and an open network of peers to create a truly exceptional program.
Mr. Hand and Mrs. Leslie are both advisors for the Program. They each have a wonderful time working closely with each of the students and are delighted to answer any questions you may have about the program. Whether it be about joining or simply obtaining details regarding ASEP, they encourage all students interested in Life Sciences or Engineering to consider joining the program. Visit either of the advisors if you have any questions in Room 162 (Mr. Hand) or Room 18 (Mrs. Leslie).
-Contributed by Emaad R., Katie M, Ashwin D.