Comments from C-Tech² Participants

“I had an amazing experience at C-Tech^2 this year! I really enjoyed getting to explore all of the different engineering disciplines. Before doing this camp, I was unsure of whether or not I wanted to do engineering but seeing all the different types of careers in engineering made me realize it is definitely something I want to do! Being in an all-girls environment gave me a lot more confidence to try new things, especially with the design project.  I honestly fell in love with campus and met so many amazing people!” — Megan 

C-Tech^2 campers picking up Hokie stone at VT Quarry

“I wanted to thank you for giving me the opportunity to experience the best 2 weeks of my life here at VTech. When I applied to this camp, I was considering engineering as a potential career. At the end of the two weeks, pursuing engineering at VTech is my top choice. I had so much fun building connections with some amazing students at Tech who will definitely help me as mentors. It was so helpful getting to know the faculty and learning about what the college of engineering has to offer. Thank you for strengthening my belief that I can become a good engineer.” — Anuragi

“I wanted to thank you both so much for such an amazing 2 weeks at Virginia Tech. It was with a heavy heart that I left this afternoon knowing that I was not only leaving the end camp activities and all my wonderful friends but also the campus that I have fallen in love with. This was my third time on the VT campus and I know that this is the place for me because I can be an engineer while following my other passions such as dance, helping others, movie critics, and all the other things that make me who I am. And my wonderful RA, Leah, has helped me fall in love with engineering and all the opportunities that are in my future. If I get into VT (seeing as how it is my first choice) I would love to be able to return the favor by working as an RA to inspire the next years of Hokies to come. I really cannot thank you both enough. Go Hokies!” — Paris  

“I wanted to personally thank you for organizing and coordinating the C-Tech^2 program this year. This was my first pre-college program and it was a wonderful experience. The program helped to reaffirm that engineering is for me and that I definitely want to be a part of Tech’s engineering program in the future. I enjoyed how this camp had a full schedule and yet struck a balance of lectures, labs, and creative social activities. I would like to give special thanks to my favorite academic sessions: the ChemE lab with Dr. Goldstein and the Avoiding Failures Through Engineering Design session with Dr. Domann and Dr. Dillard. As for the camp activities, I enjoyed the Cascades hike as well as the 4th of July parade... Finally, my time at C-Tech^2 would not have been close to this amazing were it not for my RA. Before coming to C-Tech^2, I didn't even know what the letters 'RA' stood for but Leah has now set a very high bar that I doubt any future RA can surpass. In closing, I would like to thank you and your team again for all the hard work to make this program a reality. In my case, I think it is fair to say it accomplished its goal as I have greater confidence that I want to pursue engineering as a major and that Virginia Tech would be a great fit.” — Meg 

“I wanted to thank you and the rest of the C-Tech^2 staff, coordinators, and professors for providing me with an invaluable experience I will remember for the rest of my life. Attending this camp helped my love for math, science, and engineering flourish through a shared interest with other females. I discovered what I love about both engineering and Virginia Tech and made so many amazing friends during my time at camp. I wish you the best of luck with the rest of your CEED camps this summer and hope if there is ever an opportunity for me to work with future C-Tech^2 participants, you will contact me! Once again, thank you for allowing me to participate in C-Tech^2; I will forever be grateful for you and everyone that made this camp possible.” — Megan 

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Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity

215 Hancock Hall (0275), 490 Old Turner St., Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061
Phone: (540) 231-7411
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