Etowah HS Students Participate in an Interactive University Tour
On February 13, 2017, Etowah High School's Architecture and Engineering Graphics Career Pathway students participated in an interactive tour of the Kennesaw State University Marietta Campus. The tour was facilitated by the Kennesaw State University Office of Undergraduate Admissions and coordinated by Ms. Monserratt Vasquez, Campus Visitation Program Coordinator.
Upon arrival, a welcome session was given to provide an overview of KSU and admission requirements. Following this session, a campus walking tour was conducted where students toured a Mathematics Center, The Student Center, Campus Green Spaces, The Atrium Building, Campus Housing, and the Architecture Design II Building.
Etowah Sophomore, Spencer Calderon said, "It was very fun to see what KSU Marietta was actually like. It was surreal to walk into the dorm and a room, because this is what life has been building up to - college. The actual campus was way cooler than I thought it would be."
Following the walking tour, Etowah's students enjoyed an interactive tour of the new Engineering Technology Center including spaces such as the strength of materials lab, mechatronics lab, and 3D printing lab. Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate Professor and Interim Department Chair, Greg Conrey, facilitated an interactive breakout session to further discuss the Mechanical Engineering Technology program.
The tour concluded with an interactive breakout session facilitated by Construction Management Department Chair and Professor, Dr. Khalid M. Siddiqi. This discussion brought to light the design process from concept to final construction, and the relationship to Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Construction Management.
Upon completion of the tour, Etowah Junior Per Ellingson said, "It was a very fun and educational trip. We learned about all the tools necessary to advance our knowledge in the professions we'd like to pursue".
"We appreciate Kennesaw State University facilitating such an in-depth tour," Architecture and Engineering Graphics instructor, Brandon Grummer, said. "Thanks to Ms. Vasquez, and the Admissions team at KSU, our students have now seen firsthand how their Career Pathway choice in high school can directly enhance their post-secondary goals following graduation."
Brandon Grummer, Instructor
Architecture & Engineering Graphics