The College of Engineering hosted the Fall Preview Day in early November for all prospective students interested in engineering majors. Students, mostly from high schools and community colleges, were able to spend time learning about the variety of academic programs, student support services, and the college’s student community. They could learn more about their intended major, or explore other engineering majors. Parents also had a chance to speak with faculty, staff, and students.
"As part of our strategic effort to recruit more undergraduate engineering students to SJSU, the college revived the event after six years of not hosting it," said Jinny Rhee, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Roughly 500 people attended this year’s event. Prospective students went on guided tours, hosted by current students, throughout the college. Every stop on the tour included an opportunity to explore the open labs for each major. Informational workshops and seminars were also available for prospective students and parents who had more in-depth questions.
"I stood outside the Industrial and Systems Engineering demonstration room, which was packed with students, and they hated to leave when the next group came. It seemed like everyone was having a terrific time," said Lisa Francesca, from the Dean’s Office.
Thank you to all of the faculty, staff, and students who volunteered to make Fall Preview Day a success. Inside the ISE Human Factors Lab, students got a chance to participate in sense-related activities. Participants were able to control a robot, cut paper with left-handed scissors, and take part in a driving simulation game.
Another thank you to the current students who connected with us on social media by tagging @SJSUEngineering or #SJSUEngineering on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Students with the most likes on their photos received prizes. Follow us on our social media pages to stay up to date and for more prize opportunities in the future!