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posted: 11/8/2017 12:05 PM

COD offers Explore Engineering expo

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College of DuPage News Bureau

High school seniors and juniors, and college freshmen who want to learn about careers in engineering are invited to an Explore Engineering expo at College of DuPage.

Presented by the college's Engineering Club, the expo will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.

The free event provides opportunities to learn about engineering education and careers while offering an inside look at how engineers think when designing a product.

During the evening, professional engineers will discuss how they have used their degrees in a range of fields such as bioengineering, industrial engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering in industry and research environments.

In addition, representatives from prestigious engineering schools, including the Illinois Institute of Technology, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

An RSVP is encouraged but not required. To RSVP, email morriss2149@cod.edu or call (630) 942-3059. For information, email codengineering@cod.edu.

The engineering program at College of DuPage provides the first two years of baccalaureate work, including courses in mathematics, computer programming, chemistry, physics, engineering graphics, mechanics, circuits and general studies.

Upon completion of the associate in engineering science degree, students transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions, where they complete the last two years of their bachelor's degree in engineering.

COD also offers the Engineering Pathways program that can provide guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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