Engineering Awareness Days

Civil Eng Exercise
Structural Engineering Exercise In Prof. Eric Landis’s Lab

Engineering awareness days are when girls from middle and high schools in small groups spend a day at the University exploring engineering and doing hands on projects in different engineering labs with the faculty and their graduate and undergraduate students.

The event is geared toward helping students and their parents learn more about engineering and have a better understanding of the job opportunities available in the field.

This provides an opportunity for high school and middle school students, their teachers, and their parents to hear firsthand from current students, faculty and practicing professionals, attend a series of panel presentations detailing the various engineering disciplines, visit engineering laboratories, and also participate in many hands on projects.

The schedule of the day is organized to fit the time a group can be on campus.  Some groups can stay only for few hours while most of the groups stay for a whole day.  Also depending on the travel time it takes for some groups, almost 3 hours, to get to campus, activities are planned accordingly.

A sample of a typical Engineering day looks like the following

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Morning Snacks
College of Engineering, AMC Building, Room 100

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.           
Why Engineering, Associate Dean Musavi
AMC Building, Room 100

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Projects in Electrical and Computer
Engineering: Using Wireless Sensors, Professor Ali Abedi, ESRB 290: WiSe-Net Lab

11:00 a.m.- Noon 
Human-like robots: motion capture in action
Professor Mohsen Shahinpoor, Mechanical Engineering, Crosby Hall 200

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch, Market Place

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Slow Measurements: Professor David Morrison, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Crosby Hall

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Gold nanoprobes and air batteries: Professor Mike Mason and Professor David Neivandt, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Jenness Hall Lobby

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wrap up