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Oct. 3: Engineering Night includes networking with industry pros

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Sep 27, 2019

Ever wonder what it takes to become an engineer? Curious as to what the profession entails? Come to the College of Lake County on Thursday, Oct. 3 to learn about careers in engineering and computer science and meet with representatives from multiple regional engineering schools. The event begins at 5:30 p.m., outside the Willow Café at the CLC Grayslake Campus.

Engineering Night is part of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Speaker Series, which is free and open to high school and CLC students and their parents. From 5:30-6:45 p.m., attendees will sign in outside the Willow Café and choose the breakout sessions they would like to attend. They also Photo of 3D printer at Baxter Innovation Labcan mingle with professional engineers to learn about various professions including civil, electrical, mechanical, chemical, aerospace, computer science, etc. A presentation about a general overview of the search process for engineering colleges begins at 7 p.m.

Photo: The Oct. 3 Engineering Night includes tours of the Baxter Innovation Lab, whose features include state-of-the-art, 3D-printing technology.

From 7:30-9:30 p.m., students and their parents may visit classrooms for three 25-minute sessions to learn more about college and university engineering programs. The CLC Engineering Transfer program will be hosting sessions in the Baxter Innovation Lab (T120/121) and will include information on guaranteed admission partnerships with UIUC (Engineering Pathways), UIC, and NIU. Representatives from area universities include: Bradley University, University of Illinois-Chicago, Illinois Tech (IIT), Iowa State University, Northern Illinois University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, UW-Milwaukee, Michigan Tech and Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Please preregister at here. Parking is available in lots 4, 5 or 6. Please enter the college through the A-Wing (A1 door). Follow signs to the Willow Café (near the One Stop Center) and check in at the registration table. See parking map at and campus map at For more information, email Rob Twardock, Engineering department chair, at or call the Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences division at (847) 543-2044.

For more information on the engineering transfer and computer science programs at CLC, visit


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