UA College of Engineering to Host Open House

  • September 24th, 2014
More than 800 people came to E-Day in 2013 to learn about engineering and computer science, including viewing a demonstration in the Large Scale Structures Lab. Above, Drew Lansdell, a graduate student in civil engineering from Birmingham who graduated from UA in May, talks with students in the lab.
More than 800 people came to E-Day in 2013 to learn about engineering and computer science, including viewing a demonstration in the Large Scale Structures Lab. Above, Drew Lansdell, a graduate student in civil engineering from Birmingham who graduated from UA in May, talks with students in the lab.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama College of Engineering will host Engineering Day, or E-Day, an open house for high-school students and their families, Thursday, Oct. 2, from 8:15 a.m. until 1 p.m.

E-Day gives prospective students a closer look at the College of Engineering, and participants will receive a realistic view of how engineering skills are used in everyday life. All interested high-school students, college transfer students, counselors, teachers and parents are invited to attend.

Laboratory tours and exhibits will be offered in aerospace engineering and mechanics; chemical and biological engineering; civil, construction and environmental engineering; computer science; electrical and computer engineering; mechanical engineering; and metallurgical and materials engineering. Engineering students and faculty will be available to answer questions throughout the day.

“E-Day provides a great opportunity for students who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math to learn about the various fields of engineering and computer science and the many opportunities engineering has to offer,” said Kenneth Fridley, interim associate dean for academic programs and department head of civil, construction and environmental engineering.

At E-Day, information will be provided on college preparation, housing, scholarships, financial aid, admissions and honors programs.

For more information, phone 205/348-1598 or visit http://eng.ua.edu/undergraduate/e-day.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s fully accredited College of Engineering has about 5,100 students and more than 120 faculty. In the last 10 years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Mitchell, Portz and Truman scholars.

Contact

Adam Jones, engineering public relations, 205/348-6444, acjones12@eng.ua.edu

The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.