Friday, October 17, 2008

Gordon’s First Science Experience Day

What better way to show off Gordon’s science departments than to have a hands-on day for prospective students? On Thursday, October 9, 30 students traveled to Gordon for the first ever Science Experience Day. Majors included biology, chemistry, health professions, physics, kinesiology, mathematics, computer science and engineering. The experience day included a campus tour, a lab visit, lunch with faculty and students majoring in the sciences, small groups by major, and admissions interviews. Kristy Cormier, director of admissions/visit programs, says she received numerous emails from both prospective students and faculty with praise for the experience day.
“We’re focusing on science this semester because the faculty are eager,” Cormier said. “We want to show the new Science Center to prospective students and this kind of day is a great way to encourage them to join the science departments at Gordon.
Cormier says she hopes to have other specialized days like this in the future. “As we offer more major-oriented experience days, numbers for the general Gordon Experience Days will decrease,” she said. “That’s good, because with small groups we can give students a more personal Gordon experience.” Cormier is working to have a Fine Arts Experience Day during Advent Weekend in December, and she hopes to have a similar day for education students in the spring.

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