“Hi Lou, many students do not decide to go into engineering until their freshman or sophomore years in college. When I graduated from high school I had originally thought of getting a math degree. I only considered engineering during my freshman year after I decided I did not want to pursue a career in math. I liked that engineering appeared to combine the fields I enjoyed: math, physics, chemistry and art. So I took a one credit class during my sophomore year called “Orientation to Engineering Careers,” which was a really great class provided at Michigan State University that provided an overview of the various engineering careers and introduced me to materials science, which I found very interesting. I declared my major in materials science near the end of my sophomore year. So, I do not believe that your lack of high school “engineering related” extracurricular activities will negatively impact you getting into a good engineering program! As long as you have good grades in math and sciences, and you apply to schools with good engineering programs you should have no problem. But, I encourage you to try to shadow engineers in materials and mechanical engineering careers, or get internships in those fields, to help you decide which of the two fields you are more interested in. Good luck!