MSD Students Attend Career Day At Trine
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, June 11, 2024

(photo courtesy of Trine University)

(ANGOLA) – Some area students had the chance to learn about careers opportunities during a recent event.

Trine University faculty and students introduced third through fifth graders from the Metropolitan School District of Steuben County to multiple engineering and computing fields during MSD's Career Day on May 20.

Wendy Yagodinski, Chair of Trine's Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, Jeremy Goossens, director of esports, Gary Greene, Ph.D., chair of the Reiners Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Amanda Malefyt, Ph.D., professor of chemical engineering, along with students from Trine's Franks School of Education, interacted with more than 500 MSD students at the event.

The students, from Carlin Park Elementary School, had the chance to see what programs Trine offers in the Allen School of Engineering and Computing, showcasing the variety of activities and careers engineering and computing can encompass.

Students were able to use a Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality headset to construct augmented reality play spaces. Third-graders made slime, fourth-graders constructed airplane designs and tested flight distance and time, and fifth-graders built foamboard truss bridges.

Supplies were provided through a Lilly Endowment grant to Trine's Pre-College Outreach and Engagement.


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