Louisiana Tech to host Engineering and Science Day 2022 for area high schools

Mar 16, 2022 | Engineering and Science, Faculty/Staff, General News, Students

The Louisiana Tech Engineering and Science Association (ESA) and College of Engineering and Science (COES) will welcome high school students from across the region to Engineering and Science Day 2022 on Friday, April 22.

Engineering and Science Day (E&S Day) is an annual event that provides high school students with the opportunity to interact with college students enrolled in engineering and science fields at Louisiana Tech, learn about University faculty research, take tours of COES facilities, and participate in hands-on activities led by students and faculty. Because of COVID, the 2022 event will be the first in-person E&S Day hosted on Tech’s Ruston campus since 2019, and students and faculty are thrilled to welcome high school students and their chaperones back to campus.

Following the theme “To STEM and Beyond,” attendees will be able to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, including major and extracurricular options at Louisiana Tech. Student organizations will demonstrate their projects and faculty will present their research while providing attendees with hands-on activities that may help students solidify an interest in STEM majors.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to listen to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) engineering space suit designer Amy Ross talk about her experiences working with the agency.

Electrical Engineering junior and COES ambassador Julia Everett says attending Engineering and Science Day with her high school helped her understand what engineering was and helped her decide to pursue a degree in an engineering field.

“When I attended E&S Day in high school, I was introduced to a career path I had never considered – engineering,” Everett said. “Louisiana Tech showed me the different paths I could take with different engineering majors, and I finally found a major that would suit my career goals. Years later, I am privileged to help put on the event for other high school students and see the same passion for engineering foster in the next generation of students!”

“Because of the different disciplines and organizations showcasing their specialities, E&S Day shows off the different aspects of engineering and science to the students,” Dr. Krystal Corbett, Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering and Program Chair of the Freshman Living with the Lab, said. “It lets them see how they can get involved and find their niche when they come to college. Seeing the excitement surrounding college from people nearly their age gives them an access point to studying their fields of interest.”

E&S Day activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 2 p.m.

The cost of attendance is $15 per student, which includes admission to all E&S Day events, a pizza lunch and a T-shirt. Chaperones attend free.

The deadline to register is March 31. If you have any questions, contact the ESA.