Last week from January 18-20, students on the pre-engineering and computer science tracks were invited to attend a special tour of Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech, gaining a unique opportunity to explore the engineering facilities at both universities.
“Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt are two schools that have been at the top of my list for years. During this tour, I learned a lot about each of them,” said junior Sankalp Singh. “What stood out about Georgia Tech was the amazing facilities that they had, as they had close to 30 3D printers in a single room, while with Vanderbilt, it was the school environment and dorms.”
Junior Adan Palermo Coelho Filho also attended the tour. “My experience during the college trip was very positive. I was able to take a deep look into two universities that I am considering applying to. Also, because it was a tour conducted by Heritage, the universities showed the students exclusive equipment that they usually don’t show during their traditional tours,” he said.
Sophomore Jonathan Vargas added that “it was the right experience to really get an insight into the universities. Not only do we get to talk with the actual college students, but we can also ask the school directly whatever questions a website can’t answer.”
The trip was coordinated by Mrs. Pamajala, a pre-engineering teacher, and the Deans of both universities in an effort to establish connections and give students an opportunity to explore what each school has to offer. Mrs. Behar, a computer science teacher added, now that the pre-engineering department has successfully coordinated one trip, they hope to continue to reach out to schools and give students more opportunities like this.