High School Students and Community Invited to Learn About Majors, Careers in Engineering Feb. 14 at Colorado State University

High school students, their parents and community members can learn about engineering majors and careers at Colorado State University’s Engineering Exploration Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Engineering and Glover buildings and the Lory Student Center on Colorado State’s Fort Collins campus. The opening session will be in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom.

Engineering Exploration Day participants can view demonstrations from all engineering programs, including robotics and electronics. Participants also will learn about engineering majors and careers and undergraduate life at Colorado State.

Engineering professors will describe the university’s chemical and biological, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, engineering science and mechanical engineering programs.

Tours of the college’s Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory also will be available.

Prospective students can talk with current engineering students, who will share their experiences, and learn more about scholarships, advising and the university’s financial aid program.  Additionally, a session geared primarily for women and minority students in engineering will be offered.

For more information or to register, go to www.engr.colostate.edu and follow the link for "Exploration Day, February 14, 2009" or contact engineering@engr.colostate.edu. Registration will be accepted until midnight Feb. 11.

Walk-ins will be accepted, but there will be a limited number of

brochures, maps, and other handouts for the event.