Engineering exam scheduled for Feb. 20Howard Community...

EDUCATION NOTES

January 11, 1993

Engineering exam scheduled for Feb. 20

Howard Community College will offer the National Engineering Aptitude Search from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 20.

The NEAS examination, sponsored by the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS), is the only guidance-oriented examination available to help pre-college students determine their aptitude for math, engineering, science or technology studies before choosing or entering college.

The NEAS examination offers students the opportunity to assess their academic strengths against other students who are considering a college major in engineering, mathematics, science or technology.

Components of the three-hour examination include tests in mathematical understanding, science, reading and comprehension, and problem solving, as well as an interest inventory, out-of-class accomplishment scale and a biographical questionnaire.

Two versions are given, one for ninth- and tenth-grade students and one for 11th- and 12th-grade students. A comprehensive score report and interpretive guide will be mailed directly to each student's home to assist with high school guidance efforts.

Students who are interested in taking the NEAS exam should see their guidance counselor to register. Students can also write to the American College Testing, NEAS Information (82), P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52243 or call (319) 337-1283. Deadline to register is Jan. 15.

Information: 992-4856.

Snow emergencies may cancel activities

If a snow emergency plan for Howard County is in effect at 7 a.m. on either Saturday or Sunday or on days schools are scheduled to be closed, all community-sponsored programs and activities will be canceled.

Should a snow emergency plan go into effect after 7 a.m., programs and activities that are in progress may be completed. All others scheduled later will be canceled.

Announcements concerning inclement weather cancellations will be made on radio stations WBAL, WLIF, WTOP and WIYY.

Columbia seeking teen ambassadors

Youthful "goodwill ambassadors" interested in spending two weeks with families in Columbia's sister cities of Cergy-Pontoise, France, or Tres Cantos, Spain, must apply to the Columbia Association by Jan. 15.

Applicants between ages 15 and 17 must have studied two years of French to travel to Cergy-Pontoise, outside Paris, or two years of Spanish to go to Tres Cantos, near Madrid.

The Columbia Association will select 22 teen-agers to visit at the end of June both Cergy-Pontoise, Columbia's oldest sister city, and Tres Cantos, the newest sister city.

When they return, the local students will play host to teens from the sister cities.

The visitors will spend two weeks in Columbia.

Participants can expect to spend approximately $950 for airfare and program fees. Limited financial assistance may be available.

Applications may be obtained from foreign language teachers, village centers or the Columbia Association at 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. Information: 715-3162.

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