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Exploration Day

The leadership team at Lawrence Technological University has continued to monitor the rapidly evolving developments surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact on our community and visitors.

Given the potential for public health consequences due to the spread of infectious disease at large group events based on the World Health Organization's recommendationswe have decided to postpone our upcoming Exploration Day on Friday, March 20th. It is important to note that no COVID-19 cases have been reported at Lawrence Tech.

While we are disappointed that we will not be able to host this event, keeping you and others in our campus community safe is our highest priority. We look forward to meeting you on campus in the future. In the meantime, we invite you to visit our virtual tour of campus to see our residence halls, classrooms, laboratories, and studios.

Explore areas in:

Actuarial Science
Today's mathematics is nothing like that of your parents. If you look up any report on the "best" majors in college, not only is mathematics on the list, it is also critical to almost all of the other top 10 careers.

Architectural Engineering
Pursue a career that's is high in demand while building a sustainable world! Be a part of only the second program of its kind in the work, and earn a combined bachelor-master's degree in engineering in five years! Architectural Engineering integrates creativity, mathematical prowess, and a scientific mind to create resilient, healthy, and elegant buildings.  Come and learn how to use engineering principles to design environmentally friendly, NS (net-zero) energy & water buildings, by becoming a master builder of sustainable, high-performing buildings! 

Architecture and Experience
Architects design the buildings, spaces and places that shape our cities and communities. The architectural experience, whether in the form of a building, room or city, profoundly impacts the way in which we relate to each other and our shared environment. In this session, you will use model-making techniques to explore some of these ideas and design your own architectural experience. 

Architecture and Structure - Building with geometry
How do buildings stand up? Why do they fall down? In this hands-on session, you'll construct models to explore simple structural geometries - the basic strategies that help all buildings resist gravity, wind and other forces, and that also help shape all buildings' form organization.  

Architecture and Design-Rapid Sketching
Capture your ideas through quick sketching exercises in a design studio environment, bringing your concepts to life in ways you may not have tried before.

Discover how the biological sciences have revolutionized our world, propelling advances in medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, wildlife conservation, education, and many other areas.

Biomedical Engineering
Find out what biomedical engineering is all about. Learn how biomedical engineers develop new orthopedic devices, biosensors, and personalized medical devices that are not only improving treatments but in many cases bringing the doctor right to your doorstep.

Learn about the versatility of a business degree and the many options it gives you. Organizations need a variety of business professionals such as accountants, financial analysts, human resource managers, operations managers, marketers, project managers, sales people, business analysts, and supervisors. You’ll work in a team to create a business innovation and present your idea to the other teams, a core business skill.

Campus Tour
Take a guided tour of campus and see what LTU has to offer: architecture and design studios; engineering and science labs; wood shop; fabrication lab; lighting, electrical, and daylighting labs; film and video studios; makeLab; Academic Achievement Center; student housing; and athletic facilities.

Civil Engineering
Build a more sustainable future! Civil engineers design and build bridges, roads, harbors, and stadiums – the infrastructure that is the foundation of society. They also restore and protect the environment. Discover the ongoing innovative research here at Lawrence Tech, while participating in lab activities.

What matters? Matter matters! Chemistry is the study of matter, everything that makes up the world, including you. Come experience how chemistry has enriched everyday life from the development of designer drugs to novel nanoscale materials.

Computer, Electrical and Embedded Software Engineering
From fast cars to toaster ovens, more and more products employ embedded computers to provide consumers better features and usability. Learn how electrical and computer engineers design these products and write the software to run them. You'll also tour LTU's labs and get some hands-on experience with electronic devices.

Computer Science
Learn how to control the machine that rules the digital age. Explore the exploding computer science field, from robotics, image processing, scientific computing, and game development to business intelligence, web development, mobile app development, computer animation, and more.

Engineering Technology: Audio, Construction & Management, and Mechanical & Manufacturing

 Explore three unique degrees that use concepts of engineering, math, science, and laboratory experience to transform designs into products that improve the way we live. Audio engineers apply technologies using our state-of-the-art studio for the music and film industries, testing automotive acoustic systems, and analyzing digital forensics. Construction engineers apply technologies and project management skills to architectural/civil designs to build a variety of structures. Mechanical and manufacturing engineers apply their strong foundation in mechanical, manufacturing and Six Sigma to produce world-class quality products. 

Game Art
Transform your hobby into a career. Learn about the concepts that support game art and discover what is takes to become an artist or developer at one of the world's top studios. In this workshop "Character Design 101", you'll learn the ins and outs of character creation. You'll not only design what the character looks like, but define their personal backstory, motivations, and profession.

Graphic Design
Examine the relationship between typography and imagery used in the ever-expanding field of graphic design, which incorporates skills in fine art, design, computer technology and interaction design. Through a series of interactive exercises, you will brainstorm and transform ideas into your own designs.

Industrial/Product Design
Are you a creative type who enjoys drawing, math and science? Find out about the world of product design and explore what an industrial design career is like. As an industrial designer, you will have the opportunity to select a career track that will enable you to design everything from footwear to furniture, electronics, consumer goods, power tools, business strategy, digital apps, and everything in between. In this session, you'll explore design thinking through the creation of an app, service or product .

Industrial Engineering
Industrial engineers continuously improve the quality and reliability of products and components and processes, systems, and enterprises. They find better ways to get things done in virtually every industry. Explore how industrial engineers make businesses more successful and profitable.

Information Technology
Information technology prepares you to work in a world where every aspect of business is digitized, distributed, mobile, and increasingly cloud-based. As businesses rely more and more on technology to improve productivity, the demand for IT professionals continues to soar. Learn about the research projects LTU’s information technology students are conducting with local corporations as class assignments – and how they’re presenting their findings to hiring managers.

Interior Architecture
Interior architects and designers consider a variety of human factors when designing, including concepts from fields such as psychology, physiology, and sociology. In this session, you will learn how interior designers explore these factors and use drawing, modeling and other creative techniques to create an original design proposal.

Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics holds the key to understanding and managing, if not actually controlling, the world around us. Learn how mathematics impacts almost every aspect of modern life, from personal finances to the stock market, from computer bits and bytes to global information networks. Mathematicians answer questions, solve problems, and manage uncertainty – you can too!

Mechanical Engineering
Ever wonder how you get electricity from wind? How cars can be made more energy efficient? How an airplane can lift five times its own weight? Explore these questions, see student-designed race cars, and find out how energy systems, machine design, fluid dynamics, materials design, metallurgy, and other disciplines work together to make the world a better place.

Media Communication
Media communication professionals work in a wide array of careers, including television, film, and video production. Students will work in two teams to write, produce, and anchor a real news broadcast.

Nursing has been ranked as the most respected profession for ethical standards and honesty for a 16th consecutive year. The profession continues to be in high demand with opportunities for employment in acute care, long-term care, and outpatient settings. Nurses are also able to specialize in a variety of areas such as working with geriatric, adult or pediatric populations.

The exploration of the principles that govern the universe has led to many of the modern world’s great inventions. Have fun with some these physical principles and learn about career opportunities in this exciting field.

Professional Heath Careers (Pre-Health Majors)
If you are interested in becoming a physician, dentist, pharmacist, veterinarian, physician assistant,physical therapist, or exploring other health-related professions, this session is for you. Come and learn about the academic requirements and interpersonal skills necessary to go on to professional schools of health. Have all your questions answered and enjoy hands-on experiments designed to introduce you to these vital and rewarding occupations..

Career opportunities in the life sciences are growing at an incredible pace. Learn how majoring in psychology at Lawrence Tech can provide you with the education and skills required by employers and graduate schools.

Robotics Engineering
Robotics engineering is more than you think. From autonomous driving to smart manufacturing, medical treatment, drones and household robots, robotics engineers are poised to change the world through an ever growing list of fields and applications. Come learn how Mechanical Engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science come together to prepare you for a high-paying robotics engineering career. Discover the different hands-on experiences that will prepare you to be an innovator in the field and position you as a leading candidate for the jobs of the future.

Technological Humanities
It is one thing to use technology, and another thing to understand it. How does technology shape us as individuals, and reshape our society? Discover how literature, history, and philosophy allow us to see technology in a new light.

Transportation Design

Do you have a passion for designing cars, trucks and other vehicles that will serve our changing needs? Come explore the exciting career opportunities that are quickly evolving in the mobility industry, including design of boats, air travel, mass transit, leisure vehicle, as well as vehicle interior design, color, materials, finishes, and UX/UI.  

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