Engineers Day attracts hundreds of high school students

District Technical Engineer for Schlumberger, Ksenia Eliseeva, demonstrates the viscosity of fracturing fluid to students during Engineers Day at CSUB on Feb. 24, 2012.

More than 500 local high school students showed up for the 12th Annual Engineers Day on Friday, Feb. 24 at CSUB to find out just what engineers do. A wide range of representatives from the industry related first-hand to students what types of careers are available. The agenda included project exhibits, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and industry representatives available to answer questions. In addition, presentations were made describing the growing importance of engineers in the workforce. Other topics included required skills, proper ethics and recommendations on internships. Halliburton provided a barbeque lunch for the participants. Students also toured the CSUB campus, including our computer science, geology, chemistry and other science labs.

Environmental Specialist for WZI Inc, Pam Willis, who organized the event, called the event “excellent.”

“Engineering day has been really helpful and I have learned a lot. I now have a better idea of what I’m going to be doing in college,” said Khai Lunkim from Golden Valley High School.

Khai and a fellow classmate worked together on “Mission Impossible” at the Edwards Air Force Base booth. The activity involved basic programming of a graphing calculator attached to a small, two-motor vessel, causing it to move based on the students’ data entry. The exercise illustrates applied math in real-world situations.

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— Brady Cabe, CSUB Public Affairs and Communications Student Assistant