Student Activities

Happy New ASHRAE Year!  Robert Smith and I are the Student Activities Co-Chairs for this year and are looking forward to this year.  We are looking for members to volunteer with Student Activities, and there are many ideas we want to get off the ground this year with your help.  Our goals are to recruit students thinking about science and technology into the field of science and technology, recruit students into engineering, recruit students into ASHRAE, and retain students in ASHRAE, eventually transitioning to the grade of Member.

Our first opportunity to recruit is the MetroTech STEM Academy Expo on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the MetroTech Campus located at 1901 Springlake Drive.  We will have a table for COK ASHRAE and have to opportunity to reach 200 middle and high school students.  There are two sessions, a morning session (8 am to 11am) and an afternoon session (noon to 3 pm). We are looking for volunteers to meet with students at our table and discuss our field.  Please contact Robert and myself to volunteer and let us know what session you can volunteer.

MetroTech is also looking for manufacturers for Manufacturing Day on October 6, 2017.  If you have a local manufacturer that is interested in hosting a group of students, please contact Scott Sanders for more information.

On November 4th, MetroTech will be hosting their Mother-Daughter Technology Engineering Aptitude Workshop.  This is a recruiting event for MetroTech, hosting middle school students.  MetroTech is searching for Women Engineers interested in sharing experiences and opportunities with future women engineers.  We do not have a time as of yet, but again, if you are interested in participating, please let Scott Sanders know.

If you are interested in serving as a Technology Student Association competition mentor, please let Scott Sanders know.  These are competitions that vary from Architectural Design and Animatronics to CAD to Flight Endurance to Structural Design. This is a one day a month commitment with students at MetroTech.

Lastly, we are also looking for a Student Member to serve in our Chapter Protégé program. This is a pilot program that allows a Student Member to shadow and work closely with Chapter Officers, the Board of Governors and the Committee Chairs. If you are a current Student Member and are interested in learning more about the operation side of ASHRAE, or a Student Branch Advisor and know of a Student Member that would be interested, please let Robert or Scott know.

We are looking forward to a good year, with your help, we can make it a great year!

Robert Smith,

Scott Sanders,

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 Last Updated: 08/26/2017