Are student activities important to academics?
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We believe student activities play an important role in the growth of an individual’s education. We encourage students to come down to the design center and start working on projects as freshmen to not only be book smart, but to also be to “real-world” smart. Our team activities take students from classroom reality to real life situations.
We make students well rounded by introducing them to 3 keys of education: professionalism, technical skills, and critical thinking.
Be believe professionalism is an important quality for students to learn. We want our students to become professional workers in their chosen fields. We facilitate this growth by holding students to deadlines and expecting a strong work ethic and good communication skills.
Next we introduce skills tailored to the profession the student is going into. Examples include PCB design and soldering for EEs and CAD and machine training for MEs. We also cross train students to be familiar with both the basics of both disciplines so that they may be more well-rounded.
Last, and most important, we emphasize the development of critical thinking skills. We want the students to problem solve as much as possible to fix issues as they arise. This is what we believe truly prepares our students to be engineers.
We welcome team members from any major. Our only wish is for a student to want to learn. It is amazing how a student who wants to learn can grow. There is no end in sight to their potential.