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Katy
04-15-2006, 07:28 PM
Looking through the Careers Forum I have recently been reminded of how strange and difficult it is to choose a college. I remember wishing (when it was my turn) that there was some way I could talk to college students who had not been "fed the admissions script" and get an honest idea of what my home for the next four years would be.

So this is what I propose. Let's make a list of college students willing to talk about their schools that prefrosh can look at and use to find somebody at their potential school to answer questions. I don't know what form this will eventually take but a database is not useful without data so I figure this is a good place to start.

The intention of this list is that it not be limited to members of FIRST. Grab your friends and (with their permission) put them in. College students who continue with FIRST tend to have a high percentage of engineering students and I hope that this will eventually represent a larger selection of majors. Potentially people who used this list would later put themselves on this list and it would grow that way.

Anyway the impact of the idea could be very big but all big things must start small...so let's get it started. Write out "dot" in your e-mail and put a * before your AIM to keep yourself out of junkmail problems. If N/A just skip it.

If you are a college student

School:
Majors:
Minors:
Name:
From:
E-mail:
IM:
Graduation Year:

If we have any college professors who have the time please feel free to enter your information.

School:
Department:
Name:
E-mail:
IM:

I'm now going to double post (sorry) with a second post I will continually update as the list grows so it is kept manageable.

Katy
04-15-2006, 07:32 PM
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Electrical/Computer Engineering

Minors: None, but a concentration in history
Name: Mikell Taylor
From: Columbus, OH
E-mail: mikell.taylor - at - students - dot - olin - dot - edu
IM: olinerd
Graduation Year:2006!

Georgia Institute of Technology

Mechanical Engineering

Name: Jevawn Roberts
From: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
E-mail: gtg849f-at-mail-dot-gatech-dot-edu
IM: *Da Almighty Mojo
Graduation Year: 2006 or 07

Hope College

Nursing Major

Minors:Japanese, made up Technology Minor
Name: Andrea
From:Kokomo, IN
E-mail: andrea.keller@hope.edu
IM:kibonimichita469
Graduation Year: 2009

Michigan Technological University

Double Major

Wildlife Ecology & Management
Name: Katie Reynolds
From: Appleton, WI
E-mail: klreynol AT mtu DOT edu
IM: KatieReynolds93
Graduation Year: 2009

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Name: Katie Hall
From: Sussex, WI
Email: yoimkd - at - yahoo.com
AIM: *yoimkd3

Penn State

Still switching between majors

Rehabilitation Services and English
Name: Ariel Marquette
E-mail: Acerbitas - at - aol.com
IM: Acerbitas (AIM)
Graduation Year: 2009 or 2010

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana

Mechanical Engineering

Minors: Spanish...maybe
Name: Benjamin Thomas Lauer
From: Indianapolis, Indiana
E-mail: lauerbt AT rose-hulman DOT edu
IM: *benthos1122
Graduation Year: 2008
Notes: "...if you want to come visit the school and spend a night here, let me know becuase I am personal friends with the person who sets all of these up for the school, and I'll make sure you get someone fun to stay with."

Schulich School of Business, York University CANADA

International Business Administration

Name: Jeffrey Li
From: Toronto, ON (Team 188)
E-mail: li.jeffrey - at - gmail - dot - com
IM: *CanuckZJiff
Graduation Year: 2009
Notes: "If needed I can also be a reference for how a business major or approach can still be beneficial to the prefrosh's FIRST team. Even if they arent there to use the tools anymore, they can be there to help the team buy more!"

University of California - Berkeley

Bioengineering

Name: Amit Patel
From: Richmond, Ca
E-mail: amit_patel(at)berkeley(dot)edu
IM: LostRenegade7 (AIM)
Graduation Year: 2009

University of Connecticut , Storrs Campus

Still shifting between majors

Majors: chemical engineering/chemistry
Minors: molecular and cell biology
Name: Heidi McBriarty
From: Wallingford, CT
Email: heidi.mcbriarty - at - uconn -dot - edu
AIM: *kaibalovesfrodo
Graduation Year: 2009

University of Miami

Mechanical Engineering

(possible double major in Marine Science or Meteorology)
Minor: German
Name: Jaine Perotti
From: Falls Village, CT
E-mail: jaine716(at)snet(dot)net
IM: robogirl716(AIM)
Graduation Year: 2010

University of South Carolina

Business

Business Undeclared, intend to go into marketing. (I'm also decently familiar with the mechanical engineering department.)
Minors: None yet--that comes later.
Name: William "Billfred" Leverette
From: Columbia, SC
E-mail: yesthisisavalidemail-at-billfredindustries-dot-com
IM: BillfredDELETETHISTEXTLeventis
Graduation Year: 2008

WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Name: Nick Dufour
From: MA
E-mail: ndufour - at - wpi.edu
IM *AFiddleInTheVoid (AIM)
Graduation Year: 2009

Computer Science

Sufficiency: IMGD Humanities
Name: Katy Levinson
From: Washington State
E-mail: katy - at - wpi - dot - edu
IM: *katicli1213
Graduation Year: 2009

Mechanical Engineering

Minors: Manufacturing Engineering & Physics
Name: Melissa Wheeler
From: Jacksonville, FL
E-mail: meliw AT wpi DOT edu
IM: Yearbook50
Graduation Year: 2008

Physics

Jizvonius
04-15-2006, 07:46 PM
Georgia Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering

Name: Jevawn Roberts
From: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
E-mail: gtg849f-at-mail-dot-gatech-dot-edu
IM: *Da Almighty Mojo
Graduation Year: 2006 or 07

Freddy Schurr
04-15-2006, 08:00 PM
Camden County College ( Yeah, I know it may not be a real college but hey it is still a college
Freddy Schurr
New Jersey
Secondary Education/College Life
Nomads2009@aol.com
IM: Nomads2009

I can offer any advice you have about college! ANYTHING

Katy
04-15-2006, 08:02 PM
what's your college and major?

Mikell Taylor
04-15-2006, 08:03 PM
School: Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Majors: Electrical/Computer Engineering
Minors: None, but a concentration in history
Name: Mikell Taylor
From: Columbus, OH
E-mail: mikell.taylor@students.olin.edu
IM: olinerd
Graduation Year:2006! Woo!

Note to all prospies: we have free tuition. And we're a really good school. You should check us out. :)

Eugenia Gabrielov
04-15-2006, 08:12 PM
May I please make a request of you guys?

This thread is probably going to get long and confusing quickly. I will say honestly that within a few months you might have a bunch of names...and they'll be out of alphabetical order.

Few high school students will take the time to read through everything. If you really want this to be effective, can I recommend that, if you have the time, you set up a webpage with a listing of some sort that can change as new colleges are added?

Katy
04-15-2006, 08:26 PM
it's absolutely true. I was trying to do it alphabetically by school then by major then I dunno what I would have done but apparently I don't know that F comes before G.

I don't have time to make a website just this minute. I have the space to host one but not the time to design something properly modular. Also if it was a final-copy sort of idea it would be nice if each person was a data structure or an object so a person's status changes when they graduate or change majors.

I didn't actually know that anybody would actually think this is a good idea...kinda shocked at the number of responses per minute on this. If anybody has a solution to this problem I'd love to hear it.

For now though? I'll do my best to keep everything sorted this way - keep the data coming.

I think if the rest of this thread it to spin off into "how to make this database" work life might be easier if you Private Messaged me the information.

Also - if your school does not do "minors" tell me and I'll try to make your data be better tuned to your school.

Ben Lauer
04-15-2006, 08:34 PM
School: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute, Indiana
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minors: Spanish...maybe
Name: Benjamin Thomas Lauer
From: Indianapolis, Indiana
E-mail: lauerbt AT rose-hulman DOT edu
IM: *benthos1122
Graduation Year: 2008

The link below is to the admissions office. I know that you can find it, but if you want to come visit the school and spend a night here, let me know becuase I am personal friends with the person who sets all of these up for the school, and I'll make sure you get someone fun to stay with.
http://www.rose-hulman.edu/admissions/index.htm

Billfred
04-15-2006, 08:39 PM
School: University of South Carolina
Majors: Business Undeclared, intend to go into marketing. (I'm also decently familiar with the mechanical engineering department.)
Minors: None yet--that comes later.
Name: William "Billfred" Leverette
From: Columbia, SC
E-mail: yesthisisavalidemail-at-billfredindustries-dot-com
IM: BillfredDELETETHISTEXTLeventis
Graduation Year: 2008

Melissa Nute
04-15-2006, 09:25 PM
School: WPI
Majors: Mechanical Engineering
Minors: Manufacturing Engineering & Physics
Name: Melissa Wheeler
From: Jacksonville, FL
E-mail: meliw AT wpi DOT edu
IM: Yearbook50
Graduation Year: 2008

TheLostRenegade
04-15-2006, 10:13 PM
School: University of California - Berkeley
Major: Bioengineering
Name: Amit Patel
From: Richmond, Ca
E-mail: amit_patel(at)berkeley(dot)edu
IM: LostRenegade7 (AIM)
Graduation Year: 2009

Jaine Perotti
04-15-2006, 10:16 PM
School: University of Miami
Major: Mechanical Engineering, possible double major in Marine Science or Meteorology
Minor: German
Name: Jaine Perotti
From: Falls Village, CT
E-mail: jaine716(at)snet(dot)net
IM: robogirl716(AIM)
Graduation Year: 2010

Katie Reynolds
04-15-2006, 10:17 PM
Michigan Technological University

Majors: Wildlife Ecology & Management
Name: Katie Reynolds
From: Appleton, WI
E-mail: klreynol AT mtu DOT edu
IM: KatieReynolds93
Graduation Year: 2009

Luckyfish05
04-15-2006, 10:19 PM
Hope College (Go Dutch!)
Majors:Nursing Major
Minors:Japanese, made up Technology Minor
Name: Andrea
From:Kokomo, IN
E-mail: andrea.keller@hope.edu
IM:kibonimichita469
Graduation Year: 2009

Mike
04-15-2006, 10:34 PM
If you have a SQL database available, just make a table and have all the criteria as tables. Then it'll be extremely easy to sort by college name, or graduation year, etc etc.

Joe Ross
04-15-2006, 10:52 PM
I'd suggest checking out the following websites:

http://www.firstcollegeconnect.com/
http://www.collegiatefirst.org/