I went on a college tour of Florida Tech yesterday. My son is young for college tours, he will only be a sophomore, but I am hoping they set him on the right path. In addition to the regular college tour, we also took a lab tour. The lab tour was great because we actually got to see projects that students are working on and a lot of senior projects that were on display. As it turns out, this really impressed my son and now he is definitely leaning towards majoring in some sort of engineering in college.
Why should a sophomore try to determine the major he wants in college? Because it totally motivates the kid to take the correct courses in high school to prepare. Now my son wants to load up in science and math and even take some dual enrollment courses at Florida Tech to get ahead before he even finishes high school. Also, he will look at his science classes in a new light to determine what type of engineering he would like to go into. For example, if the is really into physics, he may like mechanical or electrical engineering better than say biomedical or chemical engineering.
I can only hope that he stays motivated. Today we have a college tour of UCF. Let's see what kind of impression he gets from this one.