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10/26/2012
Hudson Valley Community College to Host Free Panel Discussion Exploring Careers in Engineering

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

High school students interested in a career in engineering are encouraged to attend “Experience Engineering,” a free panel discussion featuring engineers and engineering students from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 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 career opportunities in engineering.

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

For more information, call Hudson Valley Community College’s Department of Mathematics and Engineering Science at (518) 629-7358.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 13,500 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.

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