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Hudson Valley Community College to Host Free Panel Discussion Exploring Careers in Engineering

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-7180
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Students interested in a career in engineering are encouraged to attend "Experience Engineering," a free panel discussion featuring engineers and engineering students from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in Hudson Valley Community College's Bulmer Telecommunications Center meeting rooms.

Professional engineers and engineering students from area colleges will share their experiences and answer questions from audience members. Speakers will provide insight into what it's like to be an engineer, what education is required and other relevant information.

The panel discussion seeks to encourage women and minority students in particular to consider a career in engineering, since both these groups are traditionally underrepresented in the field. But all students, and their parents, are welcome to attend the event.

For more information, please call (518) 629-7266.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 associate's degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.