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STLCC-Florissant Valley Hosts Engineering and Technology Open House

STEM logoThe Engineering and Technology department at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley will host an Open House April 18.

The event will include presentations, tours, and activities for all ages 10 a.m.-2 the Engineering building.

“There will be ongoing demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages from flight simulation to bridge building,” said Terry Freeman, professor of engineering at STLCC-Florissant Valley.

The Engineering and Technology Labs also will be open. Faculty, staff, and students will provide demonstrations to showcase some of the capabilities of the state-of-the-art equipment.

“Attendees will be able to see how modern technology has provided new methods of production and testing for engineers and technicians,” said Dale Gerstenecker, Engineering and Technology department chair.

There will be workshops on college preparation, college selection, financial aid and how to manage college success. The Pre-College Initiative, sponsored by the National Society of Black Engineers Professional St. Louis Gateway Chapter, will provide activities to help middle and high school students find out firsthand how engineering and technology relate to the world around them.

“They will have the opportunity to discover the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development and teamwork,” Freeman said.

Presenters will discuss the latest programs offered by the Center for Workforce Innovation.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with scientists and engineers as well as students from the College STEM Club and the National Society of Black Engineers.