Michigan Tech Students to Lead Family Engineering Night at Grand Rapids Michigan Tech students will lead a Family Engineering Night on Monday, Nov. 25, at Harrison Park School in Grand Rapids. Nearly 300 K-8 students and their parents are expected to attend.
The Michigan Tech students are part of the University’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers student chapter.
“We want to get K-12 students interested in science and engineering careers, and in going to college in general,” explained Michael Briseno (Biomedical Engineering), president of the chapter. “I want to reach out to Hispanic students and their parents and let them know that college is possible for them. We also want to help them better understand what engineering is by doing some fun, hands-on activities with them.”
This year, the program will include a session for parents, “Planning for College,” led by Michigan Tech biomedical engineering graduate Uziel Mendez. Mendez is now working on a PhD in biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan.
“For parents who have not attended college, it can be difficult to know how best to encourage their children,“ explained Mendez.
Students from Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers chapters at Kettering University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan will also be assisting with the event.