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KU Engineering SELF Fellows will visit Google, Amazon in unique learning opportunity

Friday, August 14, 2015


LAWRENCE — The booming business environment of the Pacific Northwest will serve as a real-world classroom for 25 members of the senior class of the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows at the University of Kansas School of Engineering.

The group will travel to Washington and Oregon from Aug. 15-22, where they will visit some of the world’s leading engineering and technology firms, including Boeing, Microsoft, Google and Amazon. The experience is known as “SELF On The Road.”

"Last year's inaugural SELF on the Road to California build such a great foundation for this program. We are excited to make more connections in Seattle and Portland and continue to build and strengthen relationships that benefit KU Engineering," said Charles Neiss, senior coordinator with the SELF Program.

Other stops on this year’s SELF on the Road tour include SpaceX, Starbucks Roasting Plant, Nike and a bridge construction site led by Kiewit Corporation. The Fellows will also be the featured guests at a KU Alumni Association reception for Seattle area alumni on Aug. 19.

“The overall goal is to provide a real-world experience that ties together all the pillars of the SELF Program,” Neiss said. “This trip accomplishes that while providing Fellows with valuable context to what they learn on campus, and valuable connections with industry and alumni.”

Follow their progress on Twitter, or read about their adventures at the SELF On The Road blog.

 SELF on the Road is made possible by Sabre Corporation and the SELF Program.


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