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DiscoverE Day: Sparking youngsters’ curiosity about engineering

DiscoverE Day: Sparking youngsters’ curiosity about engineering

The recent DiscoverE Day education outreach event at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus drew the attention of the Cronkite News TV program.

Young students got opportunities to see demonstrations and engage in games and other activities to show how engineering “is integral to the quality of life that we experience every day,” said Tirupalavanam Ganesh.

Ganesh is an assistant dean of engineering education in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and an associate research professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy.

A reporter interviewed two of the many ASU engineering students who volunteered to present DiscoverE Day attractions.

Industrial engineering student Jonathan Topliff explained how the event was designed to “light a spark” of curiosity in students about science, technology, engineering and math.”

Mechanical engineering student Alejandra Sosa commented on the perspective that women can bring to engineering fields.

“We want them to walk away with the idea that they can become an engineer and that they, too, can change the world,” Ganesh said.

The next DiscoverE Day is on the ASU Tempe campus on March 27. For information about the event visit

Cronkite News airs on KAET-Channel 8, the PBS affiliate in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Source: Cronkite News


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Joe Kullman

Joe Kullman is a science writer for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Before joining Arizona State University in 2006, Joe worked as a reporter, writer and editor for newspapers and magazines dating back to the dawn of the age of the personal computer. He began his career while earning degrees in journalism and philosophy from Kent State University in Ohio. Media Contact: [email protected] | 480-965-8122 | Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Communications

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