Engineering Awareness Day Draws Hundreds of High Schoolers

Students interested in math and science learned about engineering opportunities at Manhattan College.

More than 250 prospective students and their parents visited Manhattan College on Monday, Nov. 12 to attend the College’s annual event, Engineering Awareness Day: Engineering for Humanity, hosted by the School of Engineering.

The event commenced with a welcome breakfast and a panel presentation which was comprised of notable engineering alumni Sal Conti ’95 ’97; Colette Fava ’08; Natalie M. Kovac ’07 ’09 P.E., LEED AP; Timothy Lynch ’07 ’09, P.E.; Ann Marie Flynn ’81, Ph.D.; and Kim Valentine ’10.

After hearing from Manhattan alumni, visitors were able to take laboratory tours and speak with current professors and students within the School of Engineering to learn about the concentrations, the classes and the facilities that the College offers for engineering students. Parents also had the option of attending a question and answer session so that they would be able to learn more about the admissions process and the best ways to prepare for their child’s college experience.

The day closed with a luncheon for all college-bound students and families, followed by an afternoon presentation by Admissions and Student Financial Services that provided basic information about campus and academic life, as well as how to prepare financially for the future.

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