The college search process is winding to a close. What started with my initial post ... The Search for the Perfect Engineering School ... and continued with such great entries as "Milepost 214 or Two Nerds in Iowa" and "College Consultants for Your Kids" ... will be completed in a few weeks. Erik (my son) was accepted at every school but Olin. Thus, as a family we are very happy with the results. I think I know Erik's top choice, but I'll let him reveal that decision personally (guest post) in the near future. (view all posts in this series: a college search from a parent's perspective)
Sunday afternoon we attended a reception for admitted students to Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, and tonight it's off to the Valparaiso Pizza Party! We are lucky in that both events are not very far from our home in suburban Minneapolis. Many of the kids at the Rose-Hulman event had driven in from Iowa, Wisconsin or the Dakotas.
Okay, so why the particular post title: "Be a Nerd ... Make a Difference"? A few minutes ago I received an email from a co-worker who reminded me about the work we've done to encourage kids to consider the sciences. Suddenly I realized, as a coach of a First Lego Robotics Team for six years, I had made a difference. As each young man graduates this Spring, they all will enter engineering schools. Although not all the college decisions have been made, these boys will attend some of America's top universities.
And to think it all started with Legos ..........
This Fall my Legos quest will continue in the mountains of southern China near the Vietnamese border!