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Nov. 10: Annual Latino Engineering & Academic Day

More than 200 students and school representatives from 11 Minnesota high schools are expected to attend.

2015-11-11
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 11-2-2015

Mankato, Minn. – More than 200 students and school representatives from 11 Minnesota high schools are expected to attend Minnesota State University, Mankato’s annual “Latino Engineering & Academic Day” on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University’s Centennial Student Union Ballroom.

The annual event, hosted by Minnesota State Mankato’s Division of Institutional Diversity in collaboration with the University’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology, is intended to encourage and motivate Latino youth in grades 9-12 to pursue education opportunities in areas of engineering and to increase their access to higher education.

Exhibits and information from the following areas will be available:

  • Automotive Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields

Event sponsors from Minnesota State Mankato include Latino Affairs; Opportunity, Access, Success, Intercultural Services (OASIS); and the Minnesota Center for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence; in addition to business sponsors Bolton & Menk, Inc., and Hormel Foods Corp.

For more information about the program, please contact Shayla Braunshausen from Institutional Diversity at Minnesota State Mankato by phone at 507-389-6126.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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