UT to host engineering workshops for high school students in July

June 29, 2015 | Events, UToday, Engineering
By Cassandra DeYoung

Incoming high school seniors and juniors are invited to attend engineering workshops this July at The University of Toledo’s College of Engineering.

“These workshops take interest in math and science a step further and put them in an application setting to show students what they can do with those interests,” said Kevin Brooks, recruitment officer in the College of Engineering.

Dates and topics of the faculty-run workshops are:

• Wednesday, July 8 — bioengineering;

• Wednesday, July 15 — computer science and engineering; and

• Friday, July 24 — electrical engineering.

Each workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will feature an introduction session, labs, lunch and a question-and-answer session. Parents are welcome to attend the introduction and closing sessions.

“It’s a way for the students to see if they want to get into engineering and further their education in it; it’s a real hands-on look,” Brooks said. “Engineers aren’t simply sitting down and solving equations all day; they are applying math to real-world problems and finding solutions.”

Additionally, a continental breakfast featuring coffee, bagels, orange juice, muffins and fruit will be provided.

Registration is $35 for the bioengineering workshop and $25 apiece for the computer science and electrical engineering workshops.

To register, visit eng.utoledo.edu. Space is limited.

For more information about the bioengineering workshop, contact Dr. Aurnan Nadarajah, professor, chair and graduate program director for the UT Department of Bioengineering, at arunan.nadarajah@utoledo.edu or 419.530.8031.

For more information about the computer science or electrical engineering workshops, contact Dr. Richard Molyet, professor and undergraduate program director for the UT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, at richard.molyet@utoledo.edu or 419.530.8143.

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