Welcome to Arkansas State University!

The faculty of the college has a long history of building bridges with the community and creating partnerships between the college and the K-12 community by visiting schools, being part of science fairs as judges, inviting groups of students and their counselors to visit the college. In 2023, we hosted spring open house event for potential students and their families to visit the labs in the college, meet with faculty and our students. In addition, we hosted week-long, K-12 summer camps in Engineering and Computer Science topics. These events are being offered in 2024; see the sidebar for registration links.

Other outreach programs are described below.

High Impact Experience (HIE) Program

Interested in a day in the life of an engineering or computer science A-State student? Attend a course/lecture for the day.

Have you ever wondered about the experience of being a student in the college?  Or just shadow an engineering/computer science student for the day. Here’s your chance! If you have a specific course in mind or the lecture of a professor you would like to attend let us know. 

Apply to our High Impact Experience Program >>

Become a Scarlet Freshman

(Jonesboro High School juniors and seniors only)

If you want to take a freshman Engineering class or a freshman class in Computer Science, you can become a Scarlet freshman. As a scarlet freshman in our college, you can apply for the following courses:

  • CS 1114 - Concepts of Programming
  • ENGR 1402 - Concepts of Engineering

Find more information about Early College Programs on their website and learn about the courses in the undergraduate catalog of the current academic year.

Support Engineering and Computer Science Outreach

These opportunities are being partially supported by donors who have organically supported the college over the years as well as patrons of the Dean's Excellence Fund. Interested in supporting unique opportunities for students? Become a patron or learn more here.

We are very grateful to all CoECS donors and patrons for their support.