Hesston College will host Engineering Day on Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Future engineers are invited to spend the day at Hesston College to learn more about engineering through onsite exploration, open discussion and a demonstration of the Hesston College student designed ping-pong shooter. Prospective students will also have the opportunity to earn scholarships.
Hesston College is now home to a bachelor of science degree in mechatronics engineering. This event will give students considering this fast growing and in demand field a day to gather information and participate in a number of planned activities.
The day’s events will be interactive and provide opportunities for participants to gain a glimpse into their potential future at Hesston College and into a career in engineering. Student projects will be demonstrated throughout the day. “It’s going to be a fun day,” said Johann Reimer, director of engineering education. “The students attending will get a chance to see our program in action.”
Attendees will hear directly from Reimer in a presentation about the program and what they can look forward to as students. “Our students are able to join our robotics club in addition to their classes,” said Reimer. “The ideas that develop out of that group are inspiring, and we are excited to share some of those projects this weekend.”
Students will also have the opportunity to speak one on one with engineering professors as well as listen and ask questions at a panel discussion. A campus tour and lunch will also be included.
Every student who registers and attends will be eligible to receive a $500 scholarship if accepted into Hesston’s baccalaureate engineering program. There will also be a drawing to win $2,000 and $1,000 scholarship prizes.
Students considering a career in the field of engineering and mechatronics are encouraged to register and attend this free event. For more information or to register visit hesston.edu/engineering.