Rockets, racing and bridges highlight Engineering Expo at U of L - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Rockets, racing and bridges highlight free Engineering Expo at U of L

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Engineering Exposition (E-Expo) is a day-long event held every year at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville.

The E-Expo March 2 will feature student contests, laboratory tours and career advice from the head of LEGO's educational operations for North America, keynote speaker, Stephan Turnipseed.

Saturday's open house 10am-4pm showcases the university's J.B. Speed School of Engineering through tours, activities and competitions for visitors.

Speed Student Council sponsors the annual event celebrating the profession's many facets; this year's theme is "Building a Foundation for Tomorrow."

There will be several competitions, hands-on activities, lab tours, andE-Expo's main goal is to unite students, industry, and the community by inspiring innovation and ingenuity in the minds of future generations.

Watch students (elementary, middle and high school) compete in the afternoon by testing pre-built balsa-wood bridges and doing simple tasks with elaborate Rube Goldberg-type contraptions made of 75 percent recycled materials; middle school students also will vie in a water rocket contest

Do hands-on activities that show engineering, science and math concepts

Tour research and teaching laboratories in Speed School buildings along Eastern Parkway near Third Street, as well as the Shumaker Research Building and Lutz Hall

Discuss and examine UofL student research projects

Watch demonstrations, including Speed student-built racing vehicles.

Parking will be available behind J.B. Speed Building off Eastern Parkway near Third Street.

E-Expo is open to the general public, but they do ask that you to register by CLICKING HERE.

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