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SATELLITE is an initiative of the Caldwell Fellows Program.


Academic Activities | Small Groups | Evening Activities

Academic Activities
The SATELLITE program strives to introduce its participants to the science and technology related disciplines at NC State. Seminars focus on many of the different avenues of study in the College of Engineering, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Sciences, and the College of Natural Resources. Through lectures and demonstrations by professors, on-site tours of facilities available for study and research, projects used to demonstrate industrial and research applications, and hands-on exercises, students will begin to gain an understanding of which areas excite and interest them the most. The following are examples of academic activities from past programs:

  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Engineering
  • Animal Science
  • Textiles
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Science House
  • Forensics
  • Genetics
  • Medicine

Small Groups
In addition to academic seminars, students also participate in information sessions, round table discussions, and team building activities. The information sessions incorporate relevant areas of student interest such as campus life and current social issues. Representatives from the university are invited to address a broad spectrum of different topics ranging from admission requirements to gender issues. Following the information sessions, the students are divided into smaller groups to further discuss topics which were presented in the information sessions and seminars earlier in the day. This format creates an environment that is more conducive to the open exchange of ideas. In addition, students participate in activities involving group dynamics and teamwork. Some examples of the previous years’ activities include:
  • Ropes Course
  • Egg Drop Competition
  • University Admissions
  • Personal Development
  • Financial Aid
  • Campus Life
  • Stress Management
  • Leadership Training

Evening Activities
Various evening activities are also scheduled to help the students develop and maintain a broad outlook on college education and increase their cultural awareness.
"I really enjoyed the Satellite program. It was really a great experience. I got to meet a lot of really nice people and the program wasn't filled with boring lectures. We really got to do a lot of hands-on activities and experience living on a college campus. The program was great." -Shawnta Lloyd

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