The rainy Saturday morning couldn’t stop more than 13,000 people from visiting staff and students associated with the Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program Aggieland Saturday on February 18.
This annual campus-wide, one day, open house is a time for prospective students and their families. to meet current students, tour the dorms, visit libraries and computer labs and see what Texas A&M has to offer.
This is the first year that the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences portion was held in the AgriLife Center, which allowed all to experience some of the state-of-the art facilities the College has to offer for students.
Prospective students with their families were able spend one-on-one time with Forensic and Investigative Sciences students and staff members in addition to being able to view various interactive displays at the booth. Junior Forensic and Investigative Sciences major Julie Butler said this was a great way for her to talk about the program and to help bring more students to Texas A&M.
“I think this is a great way and great chance to get to talk students that are interested in the program and to help us to grow larger,” she said.
Other activities included interactive displays with live insects and a maggot art display where visitors could make their own “Maggot Art” cards to keep.
“This really was a great experience,” said Adrian Perez, whose daughter was looking at the Forensics and Entomology table.
Visitors then learned more about the Forensics program during a short 30-minute overview presentation about what to expect in college as well as on the program itself. The rest of the day’s activities included various sessions on admissions, financial aid, and an “Ask The Aggies” segment by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Student Council.
“This is great,” said parent Laura Dillon. “I love the small classes and it’s definitely a huge plus. It’s also great that you get to know your professors too.”