College welcomes new students in style

Posted on 19. Feb, 2015 by in Academic Departments, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Physics, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Issues, Magazine, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students

Students in tentOn August 29, 2014, the college hosted the first annual event to warmly welcome more than 1,500 new engineering students to the College of Engineering community. This full day of activities included breakfast, lounging in the green space alongside Engineering Hall, a trek en masse to the chancellor’s convocation at the Kohl Center, lunch on Engineering Mall, talks about engineering majors, a keynote speech from engineering alum Justin Beck, a team-building activity, and more.

College of Engineering Dean Ian Robertson also spoke to the new students. In his talk, he encouraged them to step out of their comfort zone and make the most of their college experience. He emphasized the importance of meeting new people, joining a student organization or two, exploring new cultures, and working or learning in groups. “Engineering isn’t a solitary profession,” he said. “In fact, developing solutions to challenges in areas ranging from healthcare and energy to the environment, national security and beyond requires the talents and ideas of people from many educational and cultural backgrounds. Your engineering education will give you the skills and knowledge to work with others, solve problems and accomplish great things for the good of our businesses, industries and society.”

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