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Augustana showcases engineering students

October  29, 2012

Twenty-one Augustana College students enrolled in the Engineering Design course will present projects on Thursday, Nov. 1, 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the F.W. Olin Center for Educational Technology (733 35th St.), Room 109. The public is invited, and high school students interested in engineering are especially encouraged to attend.

Engineers from local companies including KJWW Engineering Consultants, Process Automation Concepts and Deere & Company will be in attendance to watch the presentations and interact with the students.

According to Dr. Joshua Dyer, assistant professor of engineering physics, “The engineering design showcase is a great opportunity for the students to showcase their skills in both engineering and public speaking.” Dr. Dyer added, “The engineers representing local companies will not only help evaluate the projects, but they will also be looking to offer interviews for internships to students that are interested … ultimately it could develop into employment for the students.”

Augustana has a “3-2” pre-engineering program in which students spend three years at Augustana and two years at a nationally ranked engineering school. Since the fall of 2010 Augustana has offered an engineering physics major.

Keri Rursch
Director of Public Relations
(309) 794-7721
kerirursch@augustana.edu