Morrison Tech faculty members, students, and staff opened up campus to host the college’s first 7th Grade Experience Day of the semester. 7th Grade Experience Days are designed to demonstrate different activities that engineering technologists and network administrators perform as part of their job descriptions. On Friday, October 27th Chadwick-Milledgeville and Erie Middle Schools were in attendance. The students engaged in various hands-on activities including principles of building design, design process/prototype, microcontroller programming, robotics, manufacturing activities, construction materials, land surveying measurements and engineering bridge design. This experience is always provided to the schools at no cost.
The 7th graders learn in combined groups just how engineering technicians/network administrators help society and what roles they play in the technical field. Alongside the hands-on activities, the students apply skills such as collaboration, problem-solving, creativity, and critical thinking.
The event kicks off with a welcome and an introduction to the college. Following the introduction, the students have four-morning breakout sessions. After a break for lunch, the students finish up with two additional activities. The day concludes with a wrap-up from a faculty member.
As an ABET accredited, premier engineering technology college, Morrison Tech is dedicated to STEM outreach for students. “Our goal is to get them excited,“ President Scott said, “when you capture their attention, it’s amazing what they can do.”
The college holds several Middle School Engineering Technology days throughout the year and will see over 500 students. This year the college will also host home schooled students for the first time in late Spring. Please contact the college Admissions Office (email@example.com or 815.772.7218 x206) if you have questions regarding these enrichment days or have a middle school aged home school student that would like to participate.