First Semester Highlights at ECS - Fall 2015
Getting Back in the Groove
UK Field Trip
In the afternoon, students attended a presentation where various engineering professors gave information about the different programs offered at UK. Biosystems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Enginnering are just a few of the many fields that UK's engineering students can pursue. Students were also informed about the Cooperative Education Program and Internships available. They were told that these opportunities are beneficial to students who desire to secure employment after college. At the conclusion of this presentation, the students were divided into small groups, based on their interests. Their choices were Civil and Mining Engineering, Materials and Chemical Engineering, and Computer Engineering. Each group was then taken on a tour specific to the field they chose, seeing their possible future classrooms and labs. At the of end of each tour, students visited another one of UK's new residence halls and were reunited with the rest of their classmates. To finish the day, students visited the UK bookstore and ate dinner before returning to Georgetown.
The students had positive feelings towards the trip, stating that it gave them a better idea of future opportunities. Aaron Wesley expressed, "The UK field trip was a fun and educational experience, and it gave me a better insight of what fields engineering has to offer me." Maddie Wood had similar feelings. She explained, "I'm planning on going to college at UK next year and it gave me insight to the freshman engineering program and what field I want to pursue."