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Engineering Day attracts largest crowd

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department's fifth annual Engineering Day will set a participation record when it welcomes 1,200 students from a four-county region to campus on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

The theme of the event, "New Faces of Engineering," offers 7th- through 12th-grade students from 31 schools in Ulster, Dutchess, Orange and Rockland counties the opportunity to experience what engineers do. Students will participate in projects, including the creation of their own electronic circuit system, as well as visit trade show displays of products designed by professional engineers .

"I look at the students I see every day and think that perhaps my donation has made it possible for one of them to solve a problem that will save the world in years to come," said Andrews.

According to instructor Michael Otis (Engineering), the program was created in response to a nationwide call for students to be more involved in science and engineering.

"The program was designed not only to introduce students to engineering, but expose them to New Paltz and what a college campus is like," he said.

The 2007 New Paltz Community Campaign, which is part of the Fund for New Paltz, kicks off on March 7.

There will be three guest speakers: Diane Bollen from Cornell University and the NASA Mars Rover Science Team; car racer Randall Kelsey from the Dyson Racing Team; and bio-technician Josh Nova from the Ketcham Agency.

There will be three guest speakers: Diane Bollen from Cornell University and the NASA Mars Rover Science Team; car racer Randall Kelsey from the Dyson Racing Team; and bio-technician Josh Nova from the Ketcham Agency.

For more information, visit the School of Science and Engineering Web site.

February 12, 2007
Volume 5, Issue 3

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