Summary: TREND · Vol 57:1 · Spring 2007
Is Off to a Great Start
Generations of alumni might envy the class of 2010. Last
fall more than 120 pre-engineering students moved into
dorm rooms on two floors of McCarty Hall. "Engineering
House" aims to improve the freshman experience by
fostering a strong peer community. Students go to classes
and study together, buy books from each other, commis-
erate over tough courses, and also find time for fun by
playing games like Cranium or working out at the IMA.
"Engineering House is really useful because we are all
ambitious people so there's less chance of getting side-
tracked, as happens in other dorms," said Yu-ting Hsieh.
"We're expanding the house to include a third floor
next fall," said associate dean Eve Riskin. "It should be a
winner for student recruitment and boosting retention."
Global Outreach: Small Solutions with Big Impact
Pre-engineering frosh (L to R) Dennis Linn, Kathy Lee, Miranda Schmidt,
Jeff Beorse (kneeling), Kyle Shoum, Michael McMillan, Yu-ting Hsieh, and