by Matt Kelly
students designed the software program to direct this robots
Engineering annual open house
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.
Engineering Schools 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.
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
Participants are asked to sign up at the registration table near
the front of Thornton Hall. See: http://www.seas.virginia.edu/openhouse.