Grab your boarding pass, fasten your seat belts, and prepare to tour the world with fellow WSCOE students, faculty, and staff at the first-ever Celebrate Global Engineering event presented by the Walter Scott Jr., College of Engineering.
The event will be Monday, November 11 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Scott Bioengineering Building Atrium. It’s free to attend, and open to any CSU undergraduates, graduates, faculty, or staff who are interested in global engineering, international experiences, or who want to celebrate the diversity within the engineering community at CSU.
Don’t worry, you won’t need your handy English translator for this trip, our very own diverse student population will be your tour-guide. Students from nine different countries will be sharing their culture through food, experiences, engineering topics, and entertainment. Your itinerary will include stops to Venezuela, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, Panama, Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
“I hope to direct some attention to how applied engineering could help millions, and possibly billions of people in a society so vivid,” said Atmospheric Science graduate research assistant and India representative, Sagar Rathod.
“This event celebrates the international cultural that exists through the people and experiences available within the college,” said Civil and Environmental associate professor and education abroad advocate, Tom Siller. “One of the main jobs of faculty is to broaden students’ world view; international exposure and experiences play a critical role in this goal.”
Enjoy performances by the Indian Student Association and the Latin American Students and Scholars Organization beginning at 4:15 p.m. while digging into a variety of international cuisines; and meet education abroad representatives who will share their first-hand travel experiences and information on upcoming trips.
Environment Engineering junior and education abroad representative, Katy Rodriguez, looks forward to sharing her experiences abroad. “What is very neat about studying abroad is, before you go, you’re very nervous about connecting with people or the culture abroad. Once you’re there, you realize how many similarities you and another person or culture share, but you also realize what makes you as individual people and cultures unique,” she said.
“I believe everyone wins when events like this are created. Walking around the Scott building is like walking through a United Nations facility. You hear some Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and many other languages. Let’s celebrate this!” said Camila Silva Monroe, Chemical and Biological Engineering junior and Brazil representative.
Don’t forget to pick up your Celebrate Global Engineering passport as you hop on board! Visit at least five tables for a chance to win a restaurant gift card.