November 18, 2008
(AP) - Virginia Tech is launching a program to introduce children to scientific research in a university setting.
The goal of Kids' Tech University is to expose children ages 8 to 12 to research in science, math, engineering, and technology in a way that both engages and entertains them.
The initiative is spearheaded by the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute and Virginia Tech mathematics professor Reinhard Laubenbacher, who learned about a similar program in Europe.
The first semester of KTU is scheduled to begin in January. Children who live within a three-hour drive of the Blacksburg campus can be enrolled in the program.
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