Eight excited high school students visited the ECE Department on November 11: These budding young scientists and engineers were part of the La Cueva High School’s Gifted Mentorship Program.
The students eagerly explored the nooks and crannies of the ECE building and also visited the plasma physics lab, the x-ray studies lab and the VLSI lab.
The high schoolers were awed by the Helcat device (which looks like something out of a science fiction movie) and their curiosity was further stoked by passionate college students and professors who shared their own experiences, hopes and dreams for the future.
After the tour the students met with mentors who helped identify their interests and prepare them for an academic adventure that will begin this spring at ECE: At that time these gifted students will start working with research teams who will further nurture their interests in Electrical and Computer Engineering and prepare them for the college experience.
Edward Nava is looking forward to talking to students (or their parents) who have an interest in this unique engineering journey. Ed can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call at 277-0809.
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