Over 330 Attend Engineering Open House

The Brown University School of Engineering in conjunction with the Office of College Admission held an open house on Saturday, September 28, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Barus and Holley building. More than 330 prospective applicants, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors attended the open house. Students came from as close as the Wheeler School and Moses Brown School in Providence, and as far away as California, Texas, Florida, Illinois, and Minnesota. In total, students from 17 different states attended the open house.

The program included an overview of the undergraduate programs of study, information about faculty and student research interests, an opportunity to meet faculty and undergraduates from the School of Engineering, and a brief overview of admissions and financial aid. Dean Larry Larson, Director of Admission Annie Cappuccino, and Professor Harvey Silverman, Director of Undergraduate Programs at the School of Engineering, were among the presenters.

The Brown undergraduate engineering program enrolls more than 400 students, and is the oldest in the Ivy League and the third oldest civilian program in the nation. Students may earn a bachelor of science degree in one of six ABET accredited programs: biomedical engineering, chemical and biochemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, or mechanical engineering. In addition, a new undergraduate concentration offering a bachelor of science degree in environmental engineering is now being offered.