|Engineering holds open house for elementary, middle schools|
The 2006 School of Engineering and Mines open house for elementary and middle school students will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All events will take place within Upson Hall I, Upson Hall II, Leonard and Harrington Hall, with the free registration at the Upson Hall I entrance. Some of the activities planned for the day include:
* Cryogenics shows, in which racquetballs, bananas, carrots, balloons, and marshmallows are frozen using liquid nitrogen;
* A presentation of Subzero, North Dakota’s first fuel cell-powered vehicle, designed, constructed, and raced by UND engineering students;
* Hands-on science experiments, including air pressure, inertia, polymers, vibrations and acoustics, and magnetics/circuits;
* Observe one of North Dakota’s premier dinosaur and mineral displays;
* Watch garbage cans explode before your eyes.
The School of Engineering and Mines fall open house is attended by regional elementary and middle school students, as well as UND students, faculty, and staff. The primary goal is to demonstrate how interesting and fun math, science, and technology-related activities can be for people of all ages and backgrounds. The School also hosts an open house for high school students in conjunction with the Junior Engineering Technical Society’s TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) Competition held in February of each year.
If you or your school would like to attend, please contact the School of Engineering and Mines at 777-3411. -- Cheryl Osowski, outreach coordinator, School of Engineering and Mines.