The President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, corporate leaders and the Clark School want more engineers to graduate. On March 14 at 3 p.m., the Clark School will participate in a national kick off of the STAY WITH IT campaign. The event will feature a live broadcast of a panel including Paul Otellini, president & CEO of Intel Corporation; Charles Bolden, former astronaut and NASA administrator; executives from Facebook, Google, and Comcast; and a special message from President Barack Obama.

Following the live national event, the Clark School will host its own panel discussion featuring Kevin Schoonover, Clark School alumnus; DaFran Ware, Clark School academic advisor; Marnie Smith, recruiter at GE Healthcare; and Heidi Sauber, director of the Engineering Co-op & Career Services Office. They will take questions from Clark School undergrads about support programs already in place to help them complete their degrees.

The event will take place in 1146 AV Williams. Pizza and other refreshments will be served. An Asus Zenbook 13" Ultrabook will be given away as a door prize (must be a current undergraduate engineering major at the Clark School and present to win).

STAY WITH IT is a national student outreach program focused on helping current undergraduate engineering students stay with the field of study, graduate and start a successful career in engineering. This campaign centers around building a virtual community that will connect students to their peers, experienced engineers, role models and other influencers who will encourage and motivate them to STAY WITH IT.

The STAY WITH IT campaign officially launches on March 14, 2012, with a “Day of Engineering.” The Day of Engineering is a national pep rally designed to promote and build enthusiasm for this new national community for students. A portion of the day will be broadcast via a Facebook Live webcast and will feature a panel discussion with corporate leaders and successful engineers, who will talk about the variety of opportunities available to those with an engineering degree, and their own personal stories how they were able to STAY WITH IT.

The Facebook Live event will be webcast and may be viewed real-time or afterwards.

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March 12, 2012

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