all future engineers
U.Va. Engineering School Announces Open House
February 5, 2003--
Who knew that JELL-O was the stuff of science?
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.
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.
tours will be available throughout the day. Free parking will be
available in the lot behind the engineering school.
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.
scheduled activities include:
Computer science -- a demonstration of Legion, a worldwide virtual
computer system, and RoboCup soccer
science and engineering -- focused ion beam: atomic scale scalpel
and aerospace engineering -- artificial heart pump, Legends race
cars, solar-powered airship, and solar-powered car.
more information, call Sean Agnew at (434) 924-0605, or contact
him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, visit the Open House Web site: http://www.seas.virginia.edu/openhouse.
Charlotte Crystal, (434) 924-6858