Colorado State University Hosts Engineering Careers Day for High-School Students

Engineering careers can be explored by Colorado high-school students, teachers and parents Oct. 11 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Colorado State University’s Engineering Careers Day. The event will be held in the Engineering Building on campus.

"We will provide an engineering open house where participants can view lab demonstrations, discuss engineering majors and careers with faculty, and learn about undergraduate study and life at Colorado State," said Tom Siller, College of Engineering acting associate dean.

Colorado State engineering professors will describe the university’s bioresource and agricultural, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, engineering science and mechanical engineering programs.

"We realize that many students who choose engineering as their major are uncertain about what will be expected of them. Careers Day is our focal point to inform high school students about majors and careers in engineering and the engineering environment here at Colorado State University," Siller said.

Participants can tour the college’s biochemical, electrical, geotechnical, mechanical, robotics and student computer laboratories, and there will be afternoon panel discussions with current engineering students. In addition, a session geared primarily for women and minority students in engineering will be offered. A representative from the Office of Financial Aid will be on hand to discuss scholarships and financial aid.

The event is free and registration can be done over the phone in advance or in person at 9 a.m. the day of the event in the south hallway of the Engineering Building. An optional lunch will be available for $6.50. Those planning to buy the lunch should register in advance.

For more information or to register for the day, contact Linda Jensen in the College of Engineering at (970) 491-6220.