Uncover the mystery of engineering and computer science for a visiting high school student! YOU can help with their transition to college AND becoming a successful student in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering (NACOE).

Here are some considerations to help ensure the best experience for you and your shadowing student:

  • What sparks their interests about Engineering or Computer Science? Connect their interests to possible majors in the college.
  • Play Crash CourseĀ® (a Success Prints product) with your Shadow and a Game Master - talk to them about how to make the transition to college.
  • You've had fabulous experiences on and off campus, share highlights of your internship adventures and/or project experience(s).
  • Of course, take them to class and share your secrets to success (i.e. reviewing concepts planned for class).
  • Share class syllabi and teach them how to manage the information to meet deadlines and group project expectations.
  • Check with your lab instructor about a tour highlighting the exciting research taking place at MSU and how a NACOE major opens doors. 
  • Introduce them to your home department and how to find advising support.
  • Walk through Norm Asbjornson Hall and show the next generation how NACOE is moving engineering education into the 21st century.
  • Have you visited the Dean's Office and the Starburst bowl? Introduce them to the Dean's Office and pass on the knowledge of its location.
  • Introduce them to the NACOE ePALs
  • The NACOE Advising & Student Resources Hub website is available 24/7 and is a student-informed advising resource - share this website with your Shadow.
  • MSU and NACOE has many Help Centers to support student learning, share their locations and how to gain access (Math, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Mechanics, Writing, Computer Science, etc).
  • 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.