Tuesday, December 03, 2013

[278] MTSU plans March 22 Spring Preview Day featuring science

MURFREESBORO — MTSU already is making preparation for the 2014 Spring Preview Day featuring science.

The preview day for prospective high school and transfer students will be held Saturday, March 22, on campus.

All university colleges and disciplines will be participating, but in anticipation of the opening of the new Science Building in early 2015, a special emphasis is being placed in the science areas that day.

Preview Day is MTSU’s signature open house for prospective students and their families. This campus visit program includes department presentations, opportunities to meet with faculty and staff from academic areas and student affairs, and campus tours. All students are welcome; high school seniors and underclassmen and transfer students are highly encouraged to attend.

Prospective students and their families can visit http://www.mtsu.edu/admissn/ online to learn more and register for the preview day. Click on “Special Events” and follow the prompts.

College of Basic and Applied Sciences Dean Bud Fischer said he and his entire college look forward to the preview day.

“I’m excited,” Fischer said. “It’s a great opportunity for this college to showcase all the outstanding programs it has in the various fields of science.”

Fischer said special tours will be conducted “to give prospective students an extra opportunity to see the various departments and talk to faculty and department chairs.”

The visiting students and their families will have an opportunity to view the Science Building from outside the $147 million facility. Because of safety regulations, visitors that day will not be able to tour the building.

“We will only have the ability to point to things and say what this space will be used for, what the building will offer, when it will open and give them a picture of what the building will be like,” Fischer said. “It is a chance to tell people majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) what they will do in the future related to hands-on science.”

A “virtual tour” of the facility and more information about the science preview day is available at www.mtsu.edu/science. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Science Building Fact Sheet” to view the tour.

Departments in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences include aerospace, biology, chemistry, computer science, concrete industry, engineering technology, math, physics and astronomy, military science and the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience.

Fischer wanted to emphasize that the Spring Preview Day will be for all colleges, not just Basic and Applied Sciences.

Other colleges within the university include Behavioral and Health Sciences, Business, Education, Graduate Studies, Honors, Liberal Arts, Mass Communication and University College.

For more information, call the Office of Admissions at 615-898-2111.

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