The University of Alabama College of Engineering (COE) hosted more than 500 prospective high school students and guests for its annual E-Day event on Oct. 28.

The open house event is designed to introduce high school students to educational and career opportunities available in the fields of engineering and computer science. Attendees of the event were able to learn more about the College’s seven academic departments and more than 40 student organizations.

“We enjoyed welcoming hundreds of eager high school students to campus for E-Day this year,” said Caroline Carpenter, coordinator of student recruitment. “This event is always a great way for the College of Engineering to showcase its many offerings and allow prospective students to envision themselves as a part of our program.”

In addition to learning more about academic and extracurricular programs, attendees were given a tour of the College’s facilities and provided with information regarding housing, financial aid and other college readiness topics.

“Seeing the students’ faces light up from our demonstrations of new technologies and unique programs made me excited about the future for these bright, young students,” said COE ambassador Calli Day. “I loved showing the students around our facilities and opening their eyes to amazing opportunities within our programs.”

To learn more about the College of Engineering and schedule a campus tour, visit

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,200 students and more than 170 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Posted on: November 3, 2022    /    Posted in:   Events, Students