April 11, 2006

Engineering college to host free outreach program

by K.C. Jaehnig

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- High school sophomores and juniors interested in engineering can learn more about careers in the field during Southern Illinois University Carbondale's free, two-day summer outreach program June 7-8.

The program features tours of College of Engineering facilities, demonstrations and hands-on lab time in such activities as computer-assisted modeling, circuit design and the intricacies of building a racing hovercraft. SIUC faculty and engineering students will be on hand to answer questions about the college, its specialties and career opportunities in general.

While the event is set up as a day camp, the engineering college will provide free meals and overnight lodging for workshop participants who live too far away to make the drive easily.

The program has only 24 slots. Because it fills up quickly, students should apply soon. Applications much reach the college by May 11.

Get a more detailed look at the program at http://www.engr.siu.edu/highschool/summer.html. Apply on line for admission at http://www.engr.siu.edu/highschool/applyonline.html.

Shaping high-quality undergraduate programs is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.