Feb. 15-21, 2002
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Employees form union
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways
Weekend doubleheader to open transformed baseball stadium

Off the Shelf -- recently published books by U.Va. faculty and staff

Correction -- Thermometers supplied for free
Debbie Ryan looms as a giant in women’s basketball
Hunter to head science, engineering libraries
Notable -- awards and achievements of faculty and staff
Letters
Scholarship applications for faculty and staff children now available
Hot Links -- Newcomb Hall’s Web site
Engineering annual open house Feb. 23
robot
Photo by Matt Kelly
U.Va. students designed the software program to direct this robot’s movements.

Engineering annual open house Feb. 23

These are a few of the exciting research projects that families throughout Virginia can see Feb. 23 during the annual open house, sponsored by U.Va.’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. The hands-on event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is free and open to the public.

The Engineering School’s open house offers an opportunity for students in middle school and high school to take a close look at some of the next generation of technological developments and talk informally with engineering school professors and students.

Programs include:

• Interactive exhibits, such as mobile robots programmed to play soccer, a “Legends” racing car and an artificial heart with magnetic bearings

• A presentation by former NASA astronaut Kathy Thornton on the “Sights and Sounds of Space Flight,” at 11 a.m.

• A virtual tour of the inside of a microchip

• The judging of the annual Virginia high school wooden bridge-building contest.
Participants are asked to sign up at the registration table near the front of Thornton Hall. See: http://www.seas.virginia.edu/openhouse.


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