July 18, 2019 — UConn’s Pre-College Summer Global Engineering students also visited our center. These students were interested in learning about the many engineering disciplines and the research that is performed at our center. They heard from our graduate students on how they selected their career path and about the research they are doing in pursuit of their Ph.D. These young engineers will spend their last year of their studies abroad during which time they will complete an engineering internship in their field of specialty in the language and culture of their host country.
Jasna Jankovic and students Amir Soleymani, Sara Pedram and Andres Ortiz Godoy represented UConn at the Mansfield Middle School College & Career Readiness Day by presenting to over 270 7th and 8th grade students. This event provided a great opportunity for students to meet with various professionals and college representatives from around the state allowing the students to learn about career opportunities and be better prepared to make decision about their futures.
C2E2 faculty, students, and staff actively participate in these programs to encourage student aspiration for post-secondary education with consideration in a career field in engineering. These on-campus experiences have been known to increase both knowledge and college enrollment while making both students and parents aware college is attainable (academically and financially).