For nearly a decade, Morrison Tech has been hosting 7th grade Engineering Tech Experience Days. These days are designed to demonstrate different activities that engineering technologists and network administrators perform as part of their job descriptions. 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. Alongside the hands-on activities, the students apply skills such as collaboration, problem-solving, creativity, and critical thinking.
This year, Morrison Tech has set aside Friday, April 12th 2024, as a day open exclusively to home educated students in both 7th and 8th grade. The day is at no cost to the student, though donations are accepted. The student must only provide lunch for themselves.
The event begins at 8:45am and will convene approximately at 2:15pm. The day will kick off with a welcome and an introduction to the college. Following the introduction, the students will have four morning breakout sessions. After an intermission for lunch, the students will finish up with two additional activities and conclude their day 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. “Today more than ever, we need to expose more students to STEM careers. Though we have cultivated a solid partnership with area middle schools to achieve this goal, we realized that we were missing the home educated student. This year we have added an Engineering Tech Experience Day to our calendar and specifically noted it for home educated students.” stated President Scott.
Please contact the college Admissions Office (email@example.com or 815.772.7218 x206) if you have questions regarding this day or have a middle school aged home school student that would like to participate.