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More than 1,200 sixth through 12th graders attended the Engineering and Sciences Open House at West Virginia Institute of Technology Oct. 31.

The annual event included guided tours and demonstrations in the engineering, biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and engineering technology labs. Students from Kanawha, Fayette, Clay, Nicholas, Raleigh, Braxton, Boone, Roane, Cabell, Putnam, Mingo, Lincoln and Logan counties were invited to participate.

"This open house event provides an excellent opportunity for students to explore careers in engineering and science related fields," said Dr. Z Torbica, dean of the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering & Sciences. "Our faculty, staff and students will be on hand to discuss possible careers in these academic disciplines.

"It is our hope that more and more students explore careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines. We recognize the critical need for these types of professionals in the future growth of our state and our nation."

Adrienne King, director of relations and communications at WVU Institute of Technology, said the students seemed to really enjoy the demonstrations and several teachers commented that they were thrilled to have the opportunity to expose their students to career possibilities in the STEM disciplines.

The event was held on the Montgomery campus and was sponsored by DOW Chemical Company.