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Welcoming young engineers on campus

High school upper classmen are invited to join Mizzou Engineering for a weekend of campus life this fall.

The Engineering Student Council has sponsored the weekend for several years to introduce high school juniors and seniors to engineering and its disciplines. With students making college decisions earlier than ever in the school year, council members have decided to move this year’s visit from springtime to November while adding popular campus activities to the program, said Samantha Sublett, the student council’s outreach director.

“There are so many great engineering programs out there, we need to make ourselves unique,” Sublett said.

The new event will run from Nov. 2 through Nov. 4, a day longer than in past years. Engineering students will play host to the high school youths, sharing their campus dormitories.

Activities will include meeting engineering students and professors, campus tours, an engineering design competition and probably a Mizzou basketball game, Sublett said.

This will be the first year the high school students will attend a campus athletic event, she said.

“We want students to be able to experience not only engineering, but Mizzou as well,” Sublett said.

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