LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Letourneau University is hosting a hands-on engineering event to encourage students to begin thinking about careers in engineering.
The event is part of National Engineer's Week and will be held on LeTourneau University's Campus at 2100 S. Mobberly Ave., in Longview.
LeTourneau University School of Engineering and Engineering Technology will host 150 8th graders from local schools. Groups of students will rotate through five unique, hands-on engineering sessions including
- 3D printing (Mechanical lab 101)
- Structures projects (Glaske C115)
- Solids modeling (Glaske C 113)
- Electronics Lab (Glaske E113)
- What do Engineers do? (Glaske C101, Berry Auditorium)
The event will be held from 12:35 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23. All presentations will be made in the Glaske Center for Engineering and Science, with the exception of 3D printing which will be next door in the mechanical engineering lab on campus.
Schools participating include:
- Forest Park Middle School
- Foster Middle School
- Hallsville Junior High School
- Judson Middle School
- Longview Christian School
- Longview Home School
- UT Tyler Innovation Academy
- Pine Tree Middle School
LETU engineering professor Jeff Johnson is coordinating the event to encourage the next generation to consider careers in engineering.