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VARI | 2009 Grand Rapids Area Pre-College Engineering Program The Grand Rapids Area Pre-College Engineering Program (GRAPCEP) is administered by Davenport University and jointly sponsored and funded by Schering Plough and VARI. The program is designed to provide selected high school students, who have plans to major in science or genetic engineering in college, with the opportunity to work in a research laboratory. In addition to research methods, the students also learn workplace success skills such as teamwork and leadership. The four 2008 GRAPCEP students were Chris Fletcher (Hay/Vande Woude) Creston High School Rebecca O’Leary (Resau/Duesbery) Creston High School Elisa Van Dyke (Hay/Vande Woude) Creston High school Allison Vander Ploeg (Resau/Duesbery) Creston High School From left: Fletcher, Van Dyke, Vander Ploeg, O’Leary 81
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