May 09, 2005

Engineering outreach program still has openings

by K.C. Jaehnig

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Only four slots remain in Southern Illinois University Carbondale's popular high school summer outreach program, a free, two-day workshop geared toward sophomores and juniors interested in learning about engineering careers.

Students attending the June 8-9 program will tour College of Engineering facilities, watch demonstrations and talk with both faculty and students about the college, its specialties and career opportunities in general. Hands-on lab time will introduce them to professional activities including computer-assisted modeling, circuit design and the intricacies of building a racing hovercraft.

While the program is set up for commuting students, the college will provide free meals and overnight lodging for workshop participants who live too far away to make the drive easily.

For a virtual tour of outreach activities, log on to Apply on line for admission at Registration ends Friday, May 13.

Offering education and training activities for a variety of age groups is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.