Students Arrive for Freshman Orientation
Throughout the month of June, the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) host freshman orientations to assist students in their familiarization with the college and University life prior to their arrival in the fall.
Students are introduced to Laurie Bonini, CEAS Student Recruiting Coordinator and Susan McCormack, CEAS Student Advising Coordinator. They are also introduced to the Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Steve Barrett, as well as some of the professors of the CEAS.
Areas of discussion include majors offered by the college including; Civil and Architectural Engineering, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Atmospheric Science, Computer Science, Energy Systems Science, and Earth Systems Science. They are provided with degree checklists that assist them in the mapping of their educational path throughout their duration at the University.
Students are also given the opportunity to explore the International Engineering Option that is currently offered to students. Students pre-register for classes and schedule permitting, are able to join "Power Groups". These groups were designed by the college so students following similar educational paths are able to be enrolled in identical class schedules. This establishes study and peer groups for the students as they begin to navigate the inherent challenges that accompany the pursuit of a degree in engineering.
Each orientation group consists of approximately 30 students. During the month, the college provides eight freshman orientations and two additional orientations for transfer students.