Colorado State University Hosts Engineering Shadow Day for High-School Students Oct. 22

High-school students will learn about engineering majors and experience university life at the second annual shadow day hosted by the College of Engineering at Colorado State University on Oct. 22.

About 60 students from advanced math and physics classes at Fort Collins High School, Poudre High School and Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins and Montbello High School in Denver will attend. Each participant will be paired with a Colorado State engineering student and will attend classes all morning.

Following classes, students will be joined by engineering department heads and other college representatives at a luncheon hosted by the College of Engineering and the engineering departments. The luncheon will include a panel discussion to address student questions about scholarships, internships and jobs.

"Shadow day gives participants a firsthand student perspective of college life," said Nancy Farrell in the department of electrical engineering. "Last year, participants gave us extremely positive feedback. High-school students came away better able to judge majors they wish to pursue and also became aware of the quality of engineering programs at Colorado State."

For more information, call Farrell in the College of Engineering at (970) 491-1033.