Student Reporter: MCC Engineering students trip to ASU


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By Joann Destigter, MCC Student Multimedia Reporter
Every semester Dr. Cox takes a group of his engineering students on a trip to explore the Arizona State University and to explore the campus, see what scholarships and different opportunities there are for engineering students, as well as show them what college life is like after MCC.
One of the scholarships that ASU offers is called the Academic Success and Professional Development-Motivated Engineering Transfer Students or ASAP-METS. This scholarship grants $2000 per semester to transfer students, to be eligible for this opportunity you must go on at least one campus visit with the ASU Fulton Schools of Engineering METS Center.  Once you are enrolled into the ASU campus you must take the FSE 394 Academic Success &Professional Development class, a two credit class spread out between Fall and Spring semesters. For the full list of requirements for the ASAP-METS Scholarship, please visit our transfer partner ASU website.
As well as the ASAP-METS scholarship offered by ASU, Dr. Cox offers his own scholarship with similar requirements. To be eligible for his scholarship worth $1500 per semester you are required to write a five page interest paper and be enrolled in at least 12 credits at MCC and hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
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While the Students were visiting ASU, they attended the FURI Symposium (Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative.) The purpose of the FURI Symposium was to demonstrate and show what the undergraduate researches have been working on in conjunction with, and monitored closely by, their professors. The FURI Symposium is held to demonstrate the countless opportunities that engineering students could have if they attend ASU.
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Once a semester ASU holds a career fair where actual different engineering companies come to recruit interns and graduates. ASU holds this fair to give students their best chance of finding a job once they earn their degree or even while they are working on their degree. ASU holds one of the largest job fairs in the country and is just one of the many job placement resources that ASU offers their student and the possibilities seem endless!
As for any future engineering or computer science majors, I encourage you to check into your local MCC Campus and look into the STEM clubs, Science Technology Engineering and Math, or contact Dr. Cox who’s contact info I will list below. 
 Dr. Cox will be taking another group on an ASU tour during the Spring Semester if you’re interested in going and learning what ASI and Dr. Cox have to offer for engineering students and science majors, please reach out to him! 
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To Contact Dr. Cox, please use the information below. Or click here and submit an information request.
Russell Cox
Neal Campus – Kingman
Extension: 1223