On Monday, February 19th, 23 rising freshman admitted into NC State came and saw what the Paper Science and Engineering Program had to offer. The students were of Chemical Engineering Intent or Undeclared Engineering, and were invited to learn more about the dual degree, life at State, and possibilities that our program had to offer. This is something that the PSE program has been doing for years, and it is how many of us actually enter the amazing world of paper science.
The day began with students and parents being welcomed at the Talley Student Union, and given an opportunity to browse a fair with information about different majors within the CNR (College of Natural Resources), as well as Living and Learning Villages. The students were then welcomed by the CNR Ambassadors who shared some basic information about starting freshman programs. The students and parents were then given the opportunity to ask a current student panel any questions they had from what type of computers are used, to working opportunities such as co-ops and internships. The official program ended with current students escorting visiting students to lunch.
Exposure to Hands on Majors
After lunch were some optional tours including one of the Wolfpack Baby Paper Machine housed on campus. Students were given an opportunity to see how hands on the major could get. There were also tours and info sessions on some of the Living and Learning Villages housed on campus, and tour of Lee Hall with a model dorm room, and a tour of campus itself. All these tours were designed to give future students a more concrete idea of possibilities and opportunities to be found on NC State campus. This rounded out a fun, informative day for the newly admitted students and parents, and helped give them a better idea of what it means to be part of the Wolfpack.
By guest blogger Allison Brame