Athens, OH 13 October 2014 –
Ahh, the Experience Engineering & Technology Days, I remember five years ago when I was the same shoes as the 40 high school students were today–exploring my college options by taking campus tours. I remember what really drew me to Ohio University was the warm atmosphere created by Athens and definitely interacting with the faculty and students of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. These qualities that drew me in at first are the same that have kept me satisfied with my education and on track for graduation.
Today, the high school students and their parents were able to hear from students directly and see what we engineers do at the Russ College. It provides insight as to what each major delves into and seeing the facilities where they may spend many hours helps in shaping their ultimate college decision.
During the tours of Stocker Center and the Academic and Research Center, parents and students were not only able to see the facilities. They also were also able to see some of the projects that Russ College students are working on; such as: road material testing in a civil engineering lab, interactive circuits in a computer science lab, metal machining in an engineering technology and management lab and senior capstone projects where students interact with companies in a mechanical engineering lab. No matter where one goes within The Russ College of Engineering, students will be learning practical, marketable skills with the use of the latest technology to “Create for Good”.