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Oct. 14: African American Engineering & Academic Day

More than 200 students and school representatives expected to attend second annual event.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 10-10-2014

Mankato, Minn. – More than 200 students and school representatives are expected to attend Minnesota State University, Mankato’s second annual “African American Engineering & Academic Day” on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Centennial Student Union.

The mission of the event is to encourage and motivate African American youth in grades nine through 12 to pursue educational opportunities in the area of engineering and to increase their access to higher education.

The event includes demonstrations and information from automotive engineering technology, civil engineering, computer engineering technology, manufacturing engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, pre-engineering, construction management, other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Annette Parker, president of South Central College, will be the event’s keynote speaker. Current Minnesota State Mankato engineering students will also be present to support the program and give their advice to prospective students.

Event sponsors include Minnesota State Mankato Institutional Diversity’s Center for African American Affairs and the Access, Opportunity, Success, Intercultural Services office in collaboration with the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

For more information about the program, please contact Vicky Hidalgo at 507-389-1719 or Briana Williamson at 507-389-1459.
Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions. 

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