Writer: Michelle Mason
The College of Engineering recently held its annual Weenie Roast, feeding more than 400 hotdogs to hungry engineering students. The Weenie Roast, which is hosted by the Engineering Living and Learning Community Peer Advisors, is only one of many events that the engineering organizations will hold through out the school year.
The annual event welcomes both new and continuing students back to school. The event gives new and returning students a chance to meet and speak with College of Engineering Ambassadors, E-Council leaders, professors, deans and other faculty.
Aerospace engineering sophomore Sam Pedrotty, and electrical engineering sophomore Amy Garduno, are the LLC Peer Advisors. The Engineering Living Learning Community is offered by Campus Housing to cluster first-year students, offering them the opportunity to interact with faculty and other students who share common academic interests. Peer advisors are top engineering students who serve as mentors to the freshmen residing in the engineering dorm community.
Peer Advisors will also be holding a dinner for their student residents later in the month to give them another chance to meet with their department heads and the deans of the College of Engineering. They also plan on holding study sessions, life skills workshops and social activities for their LLC residents.
The College of Engineering Ambassadors plan on helping with upcoming Career Fairs, the NM BEST competition kick-off and be involved with the biggest recruitment event of the year, The Aggie Experience.
E-Council will also be busy working on this year’s homecoming float, as well as, preparing for Engineers Week in the spring.
Students are encouraged to get involved in any of these numerous activities and events. Feel free to approach any ambassador, E-Council member or ask a professor how to get involved.