March 25, 2013
Dozens of potential new Hoos checked out the Engineering school at UVa on Saturday for its open house
High school students and their families were able to see the different buildings, meet current students and professors to help make their college decision.
The mechatronics lab was a hit as professors explained how 3D printing works and what they could make during class.
For some it was an event for the whole family. Three boys, triplets, want to go to the same college for engineering and UVa's open house let them see if they could see themselves there.
"I sat down in a classroom earlier, it was totally empty but I sat down at a table as if I were a student," said Malik Jones, a prospective high school junior from Silver Spring, Maryland. "There were a bunch of equations on the board so that was really cool and I really felt like I could see myself sitting in the classroom, actually taking notes and that kind of thing. So, it just excited me about the whole process."
The Jones triplets want to do different types of engineering but have agreed they want to go to college together.
It was a whole day of learning how engineers at UVa make a difference in the world.