Engineering Science Majors Creating Success On and Off the Court and Field



Kids’ Inventors’ Day is January 17th, which is also the birthday of Ben Franklin.  Franklin was a scientist who also came up with some inventions including the lightning rod.  Since Engineering is the foundation of invention, we are going to look at the Engineering Science program at MCCC and highlight our student athletes in this major.  


Sophomore men’s basketball players Isham McClain (Pemberton, NJ/Pemberton HS) and Kristian Smith (Hamilton, NJ/Nottingham) are both Engineering Science majors.  Smith is one of the Vikings’ best shooters, hitting 54% of all his field goals attempted and 46% of his three point field goals.  Smith is a perfect 6 for 6 from the free throw line and is averaging 3.6 points per game for the Vikings.


McClain is also shooting well for the Vikings this season, hitting 47% of his field goal attempts and 50% of his three point field goals.  McClain is averaging 6.8 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game.


Sophomore baseball player Evrin Virola (Edison, NJ/Edison HS) is also an Engineering Science major.  Virola hit .325 for the Vikings last spring and had 26 hits in 25 games.  The outfielder had .961 fielding percentage and 49 put outs last season.


Freshman men’s lacrosse player Chevaughn McDonald (St. Andrew, Jamaica/Calabar HS) is also an Engineering Science major.


Engineering Science combines mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer and engineering applications.  Students in this major will be able to analyze engineering drawings, demonstrate an understanding of the concept of scale and orthographic projection; assist engineers and technologists in performing tasks relevant to the chosen branch of engineering; complete written engineering reports; write computer programs to solve engineering-based problems, complete computer-aided design (CAD) drawings; and use mathematical skills and application of scientific principles to solve engineering problems.


Students in the Engineering Science major can transfer to a four-year institution in an ABET-accredited engineering program with a major in civil, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical, biomedical, chemical, environmental, or architectural engineering.


Engineering offers a great deal of career options, possibly more options than any other major.  We can’t wait to see what our future engineers do on and off the court and field!


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Men's basketball player Isham McClain




Baseball player Evrin Virola



Men's basketball player Kristian Smith