Explore Engineering at an Open House on Saturday


Explore Engineering at an Open House on Saturday
Kit Wong, a then-junior Civil Engineering major, loads weights during destructive testing of models of a bridge in 2004.
Kevan Yamahara and Peter Ravenkamp provide propulsion during testing of the concrete canoe in 2005.
Dr. Phyllis Nelson with senior Electrical Engineering majors Stuart Yamamoto and Jonathan Kamrava work on an argon ion laser in 2005.

Experience the excitement of engineering this weekend with demonstrations of a supersonic wind tunnel, remotely piloted vehicles and much more.

The College of Engineering will host an open house on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Campus Center Marketplace (Building 97) and Engineering Complex (Buildings 9 and 17). The event serves as keystone to the university's observance of National Engineer's Week (Feb. 18 – 24), originated in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers as an opportunity to raise awareness about the profession.

Participants will explore the polytechnic engineering program through tours and introductions to the college's seven departments: Aerospace, Chemical & Materials, Civil, Electrical & Computer, Industrial & Manufacturing, Mechanical and Engineering Technology. Those in attendance will be able to interact with faculty and student clubs, and listen in on informative workshops about admissions, financial aid, housing and testing.

The College of Engineering ranks in the top five public schools for engineering in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

In recent years, the engineering program has increased enrollment to an all time high of more than 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students. During the past five years, the Civil, Electrical & Computer and Mechanical engineering departments have grown to more than 1,100 students each. Cal Poly Pomona ranks second in the nation for Electrical Engineering graduates, and the Civil Engineering bachelor's program is not only the largest in the nation, it now includes unique environmental, land development and traffic engineering course elements a direct response to industry needs.

In terms of diversity, Cal Poly Pomona graduates the largest number of underrepresented engineers and computer scientists in the state. Nationally, the university ranks No. 2 in this same category, and is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution.  

Students are trained on real-world projects, participate in local and national competitions and study alongside industry-experienced faculty. As a result of this learn-by-doing environment, graduates continue to be in great demand by the multi-faceted industries operating in Southern Californiaand throughout the nation.

The College of Engineering, which holds the distinction of graduating one out of every 14 engineers licensed in California, has a well earned reputation for producing graduates that are industry-ready and well prepared to enter the global workforce.  

For more information about the College of Engineering and the open house, visit: http://www.cpp.edu/~engineering/.