About 60 engineering students attended Industry Night at the Discovery Learning Center on Feb. 23, an event sponsored by the BOLD Center to give students more insight into the daily activities of professional engineers. The event was the second such event sponsored for students this academic year. A third Industry Night is being planned for April 5.
Brief talks were given on a variety of topics, ranging from a day in the life of an aerospace engineer to applying a chemical engineering degree at a brewery. With seven different presentations at three different times, students could mix and match, selecting the talks that interested them the most. At the end of the evening, students enjoyed talking one-on-one with the engineers about their careers while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
Thank you to industry speakers Lisa Hardaway of Ball Aerospace, Celeste Cizik of EMC Engineers/Eaton Corp., Chris Chastain of Lockheed Martin, Josh Engel of InfoPrint Solutions Co., Jeff Jenkins of Anheuser-Busch, John Mollenkopf of MarkWest Energy Partners, and Candace Vaughn of Shell for volunteering their time.