Important: Please RSVP for this event no later than Friday, February 16. Click Here to RSVP.


High school students interested in engineering or computer science are paired up with an MSU College of Engineering major to get a taste of life as a COE student. They attend classes and tour cutting-edge research labs for a day.


Friday, February 23, 2018


7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Starting Location:

Barnard Hall Atrium

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Pizza and Soda will be provided between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.


Montana State University - Bozeman. High school and COE students meet in the atrium at Barnard Hall (near the corner of S. 7th Ave. and W. Grant Street).


Lunch will be provided.


High School participants are paired with a College of Engineering student according to their interest in one of these areas:

  • Biological Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science (software)
  • Computer Engineering (hardware)
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Financial Engineering
  • Industrial & Management Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

Visit these websites to learn about different engineering disciplines before you decide which one interests you most.

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For questions, email

High school students and College of Engineering majors gathered during the Shadow an Engineering major event


Current MSU - College of Engineering Students

Uncover the mystery of Engineering or Computer Science for a visiting high school student! YOU can help with their transition to college AND becoming a successful student in the College of Engineering.
Here are some things you can do:
  • Ask them about what interests them about Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Tell them about your internship and/or project experience(s).
  • Take them to class - show them what you did to prepare (i.e. reviewing concepts planned for class).
  • Show them your class syllabi and teach them how you manage the information to meet deadlines and group project expectations.
  • Take them to a lab (plan ahead first, talk to your lab instructor(s)).
  • Introduce them to your home department and how to find advising support.
  • Introduce them to the Dean's Office (show them where to find the Starburst bowl).
  • Introduce them to a COE ePAL
  • Show them how to navigate the COE HUB: Advising & Student Resources website.
  • Show them the Help Centers (Math, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Mechanics, Writing, Computer Science, etc) and talk to them about how often to use them.
  • Don't forget, there's pizza for lunch!
  • Introduce them to the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success and play a game of Billiards or Air Hockey in the MSU Rec Center.
 Your experience is important and can make a difference for a high school student planning to pursue a degree from the College of Engineering.

Click Here to Register as a Shadow Day Host!