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RSVP to Shadow in Engineering 

Thursday, October 17, 2024

7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Computer Science

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RSVP to Shadow in Computer Science

Thursday, October 17, 2024

7:30 am - 3:30 pm

ROTC Programs

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RSVP to Shadow in ROTC 

Wednesday, October 16, 2024

12:00 am - 6:30 pm

Participant Cap for Shadow Day is 75 students

Sample of Shadow Day Event Details:


In addition to organized activities, high school students interested in engineering or computer science are paired with an NACOE student to experience life as a NACOE student. 


Thursday, October 19, 2023


Check-in at 7:30 a.m.

Welcome starts at 8:00 a.m.

Event ends at 3:30 p.m. 

Starting Location:

Montana State University - Bozeman

Norm Asbjornson Hall

Inspiration Hall (Rm 201 - Second floor, East end)

Interactive Campus Map

Printable Campus Map


Pizza and Soda will be provided between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. 


7:30 am   Meet & Greet

8:00 am   Welcome & Student Panel

9:00 am   Shadow Experience

  • Attend classes
  • Explore NACOE complex
  • Play a board game simulating a college semester

11:30 am  Lunch

1:10 pm   Immersive Experience in engineering or computing

2:10 pm   The Places You're Going Activity

3:00 pm   Closing and Feedback

3:30 pm   Event Conclusion


Subject Areas to Explore

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

NACOE Programs

  • Biomedical Engineering

Chemical & Biological Engineering

  • Biological Engineering (Pre-med Option with this major)
  • Chemical Engineering (Pre-med Option with this major)

Civil Engineering

  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Computer Engineering (hardware)
  • Electrical Engineering

Computer Science (Software)

  • Computer Science (software)
  • Computer Science (arts)

Mechancial & Industrial Engineering

  • Financial Engineering
  • Industrial & Management Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

Explore Engineering and Computer Science

Visit these websites to learn about engineering disciplines and the Grand Challenges facing the 21st Century Engineer before you decide which area interests you most.

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21st Century Grand Challenges for Engineers (will open in a new window)

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