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Engineering Expo is an annual student-organized event which is held during National Engineers’ week. Since 1911, EXPO has strived to create excitement and interest in the fields of math, science, and engineering. During the three-day event, over 2000 students from elementary through high school will participate in design competitions, examine engineering organization displays, hear from an industry professional about engineering in the real world, and dive into interactive demonstrations. Each day of Engineering Expo is unique and focuses on a different audience.
Thursday/Friday (February 20-21, 2014):
The Thursday and Friday of Engineering Expo focuses on our K-12 student visitors as well as community members at large. We invite schools from across the state and from neighboring areas to attend. Beginning the day is an opening session at the Lied Center in which the Engineering Student Council will give a presentation. Following the opening session, students will have the opportunity to get out of the classroom and put their math, science, and engineering skills to the test in up to 10 design competitions catering to all ages. Beyond design competitions, students can view displays and demonstrations of over 25 organizations from all the various disciplines in the School of Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics Departments. Ending the day will be an awards ceremony in which the winners of the various competitions will be announced. Throughout the day, community members are invited to come and experience the open-house at Engineering Expo.
Saturday (February 22, 2014):
Saturday of Expo provides community members with the opportunity to see all the research and activities that are currently going on in the School of Engineering. Demonstrations, activities, and displays for the various organizations will once again be open for viewing by attendees. Also, professor’s and graduate student’s labs will be open including the Wind Tunnel, the Biomechanics Labs, the Biodiesel Lab, and the Formula Car Lab.