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Exploration Day

Don't miss out on Lawrence Technological University's Exploration Day! This event is for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in exploring dynamic career and education options. Participate in three interactive, hands-on sessions specially designed to expose you to the rich variety of programs at Lawrence Tech. Join us on Friday October 7th, 2022 and be inspired and challenged by Lawrence Tech professors.

*School Groups:  All students coming as part of a school group must register individually at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please do not add chaperones as guests on the registration form.

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8:00 - 8:50 AM Check-in
8:50 - 9:20 AM Welcome to LTU
9:30 - 10:20 AM Session 1
10:30 - 11:20 AM Session 2
11:30 - 12:20 PM Session 3
12:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch

Click here for directions to campus! Check-in for this event begins in the Ridler Field House at 8am, with the program beginning promptly at 8:50am. Visitor parking will be available in Parking Lot C. For help navigating campus, please refer to the campus map. Please note that not all topics are offered during each session. Descriptions below list when topics are offered for each session.

Explore areas in:

Actuarial Science
Actuarial Science is a multidisciplinary field of study that focuses on the financial cost of risk and uncertainty associated with health care, insurance, business forecasting, and any other scientific field. Actuaries are hired out of college with salaries starting at $65,000 per year. Offered: Session 2 only

Architectural Engineering
Earn a unique integrated baccalaureate-master's degree in as little as five years. Architectural engineering is the backbone behind the design of buildings and incorporates the design of electrical/lighting systems, mechanical systems and the structural engineering design. Learn how to use engineering principles to design environmentally friendly, NZ (net-zero) energy buildings. Offered: Sessions 1 & 3 only

Architecture and Ideation
How do you bring your idea to life? Develop your concepts through various ideation techniques in a design studio environment. Offered: Sessions 1, 2, & 3

Architecture and Structure
How do buildings stand up? Why do they fall down? In this hands-on session, you'll learn to 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 and organization.  Offered: Session 3 only 

Discover how the biological sciences have revolutionized our world, propelling advances in medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, wildlife conservation, education, and many other areas. Offered: Sessions 2 & 3 only

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. Offered: Sessions 1, 2, & 3

With a business degree, you will acquire the knowledge and versatility to work as a professional in a variety of industries and areas including accounting, finance, management, and marketing. A business degree will also prepare you to be a successful business owner. During this exploration day, we will explore these areas with a fun, hands-on Shark Tank experience with the help of the business faculty. Offered: Sessions 1, 2, & 3

Campus Tour
Take a guided tour of campus and see what LTU has to offer: architecture and design studios; film and video studios; Academic Achievement Center; student housing; and athletic facilities. Offered: Sessions 1, 2, & 3

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. Offered: Sessions 1 & 2 only

Civil Engineering
Civil engineering professionals provide solutions to local and global problems, such as supplying communities with clean water and building safe structures, using the latest in green technologies. Get a glimpse of how to design and build structures and how to perform watershed analysis.  Offered: Sessions 1 & 3 only

Computer, Electrical and Embedded Software Engineering
From 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 hands-on experience with electronic devices. Offered: Sessions 1, 2, & 3

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 moreOffered: Sessions 1, 2 & 3

Data Sciences
Data Science is a multidisciplinary field of study. It combines mathematics, statistics, computer science, data mining, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and bioinformatics. It's a truly interdisciplinary approach to not only study complex data sets, but to understand the patterns and hidden puzzles that are critical for future scientific advances. Students will work on projects focused in medicine, biomedical engineering, machine learning, big data, information technology, and many other exciting fields. Offered: Session 3 only

Engineering Technology: Audio, Construction and Management, Mechanical and 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. Offered: Sessions 1, 2, & 3

Game Design
Transform your hobby into a career. Find out what it means to be a game designer and how you can make the next generation of digital games and media experiences. In this session, you will learn about the fundamental aspects of games, the rules, the mechanics of the games you play, and how you make them.  Offered: Sessions 1, 2, & 3

Graphic Design
Graphic designers develop visual concepts to communicate information in creative and strategic ways. In this session, you will experiment with the relationship between the typography and imagery. Through a series of hands-on exercises, you will brainstorm and transform ideas into your own designs. Offered: Sessions 1, 2, & 3

Industrial Design
Are you a creative person who is interested in what people want, how they interact with things, and how those things are made? Find out about the world of industrial design, which covers everything from footwear to furniture, electronics, consumer goods, power tools, business strategy, digital apps, and everything in between. Offered: Session 2 only

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 profitableOffered: Sessions 1, 2, & 3

Information Technology (IT)
The demand for information technology professionals continues to skyrocket. IT prepares you to work in a world where every aspect of business is digitized, distributed, mobile, and increasingly cloud-based. IT programs prepare future web developers, database administrators, cybersecurity professionals, and data analysts, among other IT professionals to become ready for competitive jobs from day one. Learn about your options and find out how LTU's IT students are working with local corporations on exciting projects. Offered: Sessions 1, 2, & 3

Interior Design
Interior 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 use creative techniques to create an original design proposal. Offered: Sessions 1, 2, & 3

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! Offered: Session 1 only

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 placeOffered: Sessions 1, 2, & 3

Media Communication/Specs@LTU
Media communication professionals work in a wide array of careers, including television, film, and video production. You'll work in two teams to write, produce, and anchor a real news broadcast. This session is combined with Specs@LTU’s Broadcast Media Arts, Digital Media Arts, or Graphic Communications certificate program information. These programs will give you the training needed to perform in both radio and television broadcasting, the skills needed to transform scripts and storyboards into productions, and the technical skills needed to problem-solve in artistic ways. Offered: Sessions 1, 2, & 3

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. Offered: Sessions 1 & 2 only

Learn about career opportunities in this exciting field of science. From engineering to law. From teaching to medical fields. The exploration of the principles that govern nature and the universe has led to the world's greatest inventions, past, present, and future. Offered: Sessions 1 & 2 only

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. Offered: Session 3 only

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 schoolsOffered: Sessions 1, 2, & 3

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. Offered: Sessions 1, 2, & 3

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. Offered: Sessions 2 & 3 only

Transportation Design

Do you have a passion for designing cars, trucks, and other vehicles? Do you have ideas that could make how we move in all its forms better and more efficient? In this session, you will learn creative techniques to help shape the future of how people move and thrive. Offered: Sessions 1, 2, & 3

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