West Virginia University Institute of Technology will host an Engineering & Sciences Open House for students in grades 6-12 on Oct. 31. The event, which will be held on the Montgomery campus, is sponsored by DOW Chemical Company.
“This open house event provides an excellent opportunity for students to explore careers in engineering and science related fields,” explained Dr. Z Torbica, dean of the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering & Sciences. “Our faculty, staff and students will be on hand to discuss possible careers in these academic disciplines.”
The annual event includes guided tours and demonstrations in the engineering, biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and engineering technology labs. Students from Kanawha, Fayette, Clay, Nicholas, Raleigh, Braxton, Boone, Roane, Cabell, Putnam, Mingo, Lincoln and Logan counties were invited to participate.
“We are expecting more than 1,000 students to participate in this year’s event. It is our hope that more and more students explore careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines,” added Torbica. “We recognize the critical need for these types of professionals in the future growth of our state and our nation.”