As part of orientation week, our AE professors attended a reception on Wednesday, August 20th, where the parents could ask questions or voice concerns. The faculty were extremely busy, and more than one professor commented on the parents’ enthusiasm and wished that the students were half as willing to ask questions during class :).
Questions ranged from “who will be my son’s advisor?” (we now have an advising center with people dedicated to student advisement) to “is it feasible if my daughter wants to learn how to fly while being an AE student?” (it is, students have done it, but they need to be aware of the time commitment).
Seeing how eager we are to have an increased female presence on campus, it is my pleasure to point out that Dr. Virginie Rollin met a dedicated high school senior whose brother is starting at ERAU this semester, and who could not wait to meet a female engineer! The girl was waiting impatiently for Dr. Rollin to be done with the parents. Now that’s motivation!
We look forward to welcoming you next year!