Engineering Visit Day set

ANGOLA, Ind. – High school juniors and seniors who plan to study engineering are invited to Trine University's Engineering Visit Day on Monday, Feb. 18. The special visit day coincides with National Engineers Week, Feb. 17-23.

Prospective students will get a chance to learn about Trine's nationally recognized engineering program. The Allen School of Engineering & Technology offers majors in biomedical, chemical and bioprocess, civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering and design engineering technology.

"Engineering is one of the most highly sought after programs on campus so we set one visit day for prospective engineering students," said Tyler Benner, visit coordinator and assistant director of admission at Trine. "In the past, those students and their parents have appreciated the opportunity to focus on the strong engineering program we offer."

"Sure, students can look at our website to learn about the engineering program, but a visit allows them to meet professors, visit classrooms and see our top-notch labs and facilities," he said. "Students and parents who visit will notice we have an active construction site with the Jim and Joan Bock Center for Biomed and Innovation being built."

That center, scheduled to be ready for fall 2013, will house a variety of labs for the engineering program, including a bigger and better cast metals lab. Other planned labs are for biomedical engineering, bio materials, biomechanics, plastics, mechanical and electrical, scanning electron microscope, materials characterization and student venture.

"We're looking forward to having even better labs for our students in the Bock Center," said VK Sharma, Ph.D., dean of the Allen School of Engineering & Technology. "Students in the engineering program combine classroom studies with hands-on, real-life experience, resulting in job-ready graduates capable of working in a variety of fields."

More than 95 percent of Trine engineering graduates find employment in their fields or enter graduate school within six months of graduation.

Students are asked to register by calling 800.347.4878 or by going online to