TCNJ Engineering Students Speak with CBA Seniors
November 23, 2020
Christian Brothers Academy seniors were able to meet virtually with The College of New Jersey engineering students last week, giving them tangible examples of how CBA engineering classes will apply to the college level.
Three members of TCNJ’s National Society of Professional Engineers spoke to the two senior engineering classes, presenting on college-level topics and taking questions from the CBA students.
Among the TCNJ guests was Will Heidelberger ’19, who is currently a sophomore in the TCNJ engineering program. Fellow TCNJ classmates Tim Albano and Tyler Griffin joined Heidelberger in the presentation.
Academy men were able to hear not only about the requirements for studying engineering, but also what to expect as a college student in terms of workload, the advantages of getting involved in organizations within a major, the importance of self-motivation, and the worthwhile opportunities present on campuses.
Specifically, Heidelberger was able to speak from the point-of-view of an alumnus who took the engineering courses while a student at CBA.
“Throughout my engineering career in college, I am always finding that my professors refer to things that I first learned in [the CBA] engineering class,” Heidelberger told the CBA seniors. “Having [the CBA] class opened me up to a lot of engineering concepts and having the background was infinitely helpful.”
The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) is a national organization committed to addressing the professional concerns of licensed Professional Engineers across all engineering disciplines. The TCNJ student chapter is just one of three student-affiliated NSPE organizations in New Jersey.
Listen to more of Heidelberger’s soundbite from the Zoom presentation below.