SUNY New Paltz Engineering Open House Follow-up
Following the campus-wide open house annually held in April for the accepted students to the State University of New York – New Paltz, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (recognized as one of the well-regarded public schools in the nation in the recent article of NY Times) held its own 2nd Open House of the Spring Semester for students accepted to the program. Twenty two enthusiastic prospective students along with their families attended the event with some traveling to New Paltz from as far as Long Island, NY.
The Open House was started by Dr. Jelski, Dean of School of Science and Engineering, who gave the welcoming remarks.
An information session was then held during which Dr. Vaziri, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, presented details about both Electrical and Computer Engineering programs and the merits of studying at SUNY New Paltz. In one of the most interesting part of his talk, he introduced to the audience the new and exciting Computer Engineering curriculum which is structured around the most recent trends and advancements in industry and aimed at preparing our future graduates for the most challenging, rewarding, and highly demanding careers.
The session continued by our current students describing to the audience their experience while attending SUNY – New Paltz and existing opportunities for different extracurricular activities.
A tour of the Engineering laboratories and computing facilities followed the presentation during which some of the current engineering students presented samples of their class projects.
Engineering Student Breandon St. John describes Solar Car project to the Open House attendees.
The event ended at 2:00 PM when prospective students and their parents were joined by the faculty and current students to further discuss their academic and other related issues in an informal setting. Each prospective student received a SUNY – New Paltz Engineering Tee-shirt (courtesy of Mr. Steven Schaller, alumnus of the engineering department, and owner of the consulting company Advanced Electrical Technologies) and printed materials regarding both undergraduate programs.