DEARBORN - Do you have a high school student interested in pursuing a career in engineering? If so, please mark your calendar for a special event.
Research & Advanced Engineering will host its annual High School Science and Technology Program (HSSTP) Career Day on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Research and Innovation Center (RIC) in Dearborn.
“Career Day is an excellent opportunity for students to interact with our scientists and engineers and also learn how and why they pursued their specific careers,” said Imad Makki, Ph.D., technical expert in Powertrain Controls, who also serves as volunteer director of the HSSTP. The timing of the event in December coincides with high school seniors completing applications for college.
“This is a chance for students to ask questions about the variety of career options that are available in science and engineering,” said Dr. Makki. “Ford scientists and engineers will be on hand to talk about their experiences, offer advice about fields of interest, colleges and courses of study and provide encouragement.”
The HSSTP, now in its 28th year, is designed to raise awareness among high school students about technical careers and demonstrate the importance of science and math in industry. Six Saturday morning sessions, consisting of lectures and hands-on demonstrations, are held from October through March.
Students can sign up for the three remaining sessions. The tentative dates are Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and March 23. Students from the Southeast Michigan area in grades 9 through 12 and sponsored by a teacher are eligible to attend. Juniors and seniors who apply and qualify are eligible for summer internship opportunities at Ford.
How to Register
Students interested in attending Career Day can register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration is required and must be completed by Wednesday, Dec. 5. Students not driving themselves must also submit the name of the person who will be providing their transportation.
Due to space constraints, parents are not allowed to accompany students into the building. Students attending the event must bring proper identification, such as a driver’s license, student photo ID, birth certificate or passport. No cameras are permitted in the building and cell phones must be turned off.
The Research and Innovation Center is located at 2101 Village Road. The vehicle entrance for Career Day will be at the intersection of Rotunda Drive and S. Military Street.