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Calling all future engineers
U.Va. Engineering School Announces Open House

February 5, 2003-- Who knew that JELL-O was the stuff of science?

The colorful gelatin dessert will be used to demonstrate protein diffusion in gels -- a process used by the pharmaceutical industry to purify drugs -- as one of the many experiments and demonstrations that are being planned for the annual Open House at the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.

engineering school open houseThe event, which is free and open to the public, is especially suited to middle-school and high-school students interested in science and technology. The open house will be held throughout the U.Va. engineering school grounds on Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Student-led tours will be available throughout the day. Free parking will be available in the lot behind the engineering school.

Visitors are asked to register in advance, but may also register the day of the event in the lobby of Thornton Hall. Online registration will be available on the open house Web site beginning Feb. 1.

Other scheduled activities include:

  • Computer science -- a demonstration of Legion, a worldwide virtual computer system, and RoboCup soccer
  • Materials science and engineering -- focused ion beam: atomic scale scalpel
  • Mechanical and aerospace engineering -- artificial heart pump, Legends race cars, solar-powered airship, and solar-powered car.

For more information, call Sean Agnew at (434) 924-0605, or contact him by email at sra4p@virginia.edu. Or, visit the Open House Web site: http://www.seas.virginia.edu/openhouse.

Contact: Charlotte Crystal, (434) 924-6858

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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