Graduates of the Academy for Engineering and Technology (AET) located at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research and their families were recently honored at a special breakfast.
AET students are from Pittsylvania County and Danville City Schools. The two-year engineering program is focused on theory and design.
AET students participate in many experiential learning activities throughout the curriculum to apply their academic knowledge to on-the-job situations and have the opportunity to participate in engineering, math, and English courses for college credit.
“It is an honor to say we now have 40 graduates from IALR’s AET program,” said Dana Silicki, advanced learning coordinator at the Institute. “Engineering is a field that many students don’t know whether they will really be interested in until they have already begun college.”
The AET 2017 valedictorian is Dustin Holley and the salutatorian is Raphael Bianchi.