By Gisselle Washington | Staff Writer |
With the closing in of application deadlines, and the beginning of a crucial stage for students deciding where they’re going to spend the next four years of their lives after high school, the Engineering and Technology Academy hosted a field trip for 40 of their students to the University of Texas at San Antonio on Oct. 15. Selected juniors and seniors were able to explore the options they would have as an undergraduate at the local tier-2 research university.
Adrian Lozano, brother of ETA director Robert Lozano, is a professional engineer at Jacobs & Associates who established a meeting with the Dean of the Engineering School at UTSA and recommended the University offer a personal tour to the ETA students.
This put ETA director Lozano in touch with UTSA representative Jennifer McDaniels.
“Then we started talking and she said we could devise a visit for some of the students, those that are indecisive still on where they’re wanting to go that we’d like to showcase what UTSA and their engineering field is like.”
The trip was personalized just for engineering.
“That’s why we didn’t just take a tour of the entire campus, it was more designated to the engineering realm, so we took a tour of the engineering component,” ETA director Lozano said.
The college of engineering offers majors in Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering.
“This wasn’t my first time seeing the university but during this visit I was able to see a different piece of UTSA,” junior Eliana Negron said. “When we first walked in to the university it kind of gave me more of an idea of what I have to look forward to after I graduate high school.”
Negron said she was also impressed with the architecture of the campus and the VR technology.