The Southern Illinois School of Engineering Summer Camp has received a $20,000 donation from the Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery. The donation will cover 10 scholarships for students with financial need, as well as support for equipment and activities.
SIUE Associate Dean Chris Gordon tells The Big Z the refinery has been a good partner over the years.
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The camp is designed to introduce participants to various areas of engineering, computer science and construction. Campers design and program a video game, build robots, bridges, rockets and hydro-powered vehicles. They also get to see environmental engineering in action.