News and Events
Volume 1 - Edition 7
December 10, 2004
Fall Preview Day
Saturday, November 13
Approximately 200 prospective students, family and friends stopped by Western Engineering  November 13 for Fall Preview Day.
"I really like the almost family appeal Western Engineering has," said one prospective student. "It is not intimidating, and I feel that I would be very comfortable in the program.  I loved the campus, the residence and everything about Western."
Western Engineering's Outreach Office organized an exciting day for the guests.  There were student displays in the foyer of SEB 1200; Miranda Restorick, a third-year Mechanical Engineering student, lead the Western Engineering Plus PowerPoint presentation; and over 30 student volunteers lead the prospective students and guests on tours of our facilities.  Interactive demonstrations and workshops were also set-up throughout SEB for prospective students to learn more about the different engineering disciplines.
The day was a huge success thanks to the many student volunteers and staff and faculty participation.  The Outreach Office has been receiving a great deal of positive feedback from the prospective students and their parents.  One parent sent an email saying, "It was very important for us as parents, and for our son as a prospective student, to get a 'feel' for a university as well as confidence in programs, faculty, success rates, etc."  The parent continued to say, "My son's comment when we left was that 'it was well worth the time.'  I would say with confidence that my son is very interested in studying at Western and will be applying to (Western Engineering)."

Prospective students registered in the main lobby of SEB.

Nina Lowes, Senior Academic Counsellor fielded questions from prospective students and their family and friends.

Anna Sauer, President, Women In Engineering, talked with prospective students about women in engineering and the discipline as a whole.

Western Engineering student volunteers took prospective students and their family and friends on tours of SEB.

Dean Berutti welcomed everyone to Western Engineering.

Miranda Restorick lead the PowerPoint presentation on Western Engineering Plus.

A panel of Western Engineering students from all departments answered questions from the audience.

Lauren Briens, faculty member in the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, lead an interactive workshop in SEB 1080.

Prospective students got a hands-on feel for engineering in Briens workshop titled, "What is Fluidizatin?"

Prospective students interested in Electrical, Computer and/or Software Engineering attended this workshop titled, "Learn about Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering."

Ralph Buchal, Director, Integrated Engineering, discussed the options available in Integrated Engineering.

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Flying Mustangs airplane

Formula SAE racecar

SunStang solar-powered vehicle


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