SOUTHFIELD — Staff of The Engineering Society of Detroit spent the week of June 8 visiting Michigan Technological University in Houghton and Ferris State University in Big Rapids.
The visits advanced creation of an ESD student chapter at both schools. The chapters will offer engineering students of all disciplines a chance to meet and network with students, professors and professionals across the broad field of engineering and science. Students will have the chance to learn leadership, communication and organizational skills that will help them throughout their careers.
An 11-hour road trip to Houghton June 9 brought ESD Executive Director Robert Magee, Director of Membership Heather Lilley and Director of Communications and Public Relations Matt Roush to Michigan Tech’s beautiful campus in the western Upper Peninsula. The group spent June 10 in day-long meetings with Michigan Tech leadership, including President Glenn Mroz and Wayne D. Pennington, Dean of the College of Engineering and tours of Michigan Tech’s many engineering laboratories.
Another nine hours on the road June 11 took the group to Big Rapids, where the spent June 12 in a full day of meetings and tours, including Larry Schult, dean of Ferris State’s College of Engineering Technology, and President David L. Eisler.
Here’s a look at some of the highlights of the tour: