UW Today

April 26, 2000

Engineering from A to Z: Opportunities for learning abound at more than 100 exhibits at UW College of Engineering Open House

Thousands of schoolchildren, their teachers and parents and University of Washington engineering faculty.

The College of Engineering Open House, with more than 100 exhibits and activities.

Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 am. to 2 p.m.

The information booth for the event is at Loew Hall, located on Stevens Way across from the HUB on the UW campus. Activities are at a number of engineering buildings around campus.


* Students and families manipulating cultures of bioluminescent bacteria to watch the creatures flash.
* Launching of water-propelled rockets to learn what causes thrust.
* A look at Dawgstar, the smallest known self-propelled satellite, designed by UW students and scheduled for launch from the Space Shuttle in 2002.
* Photo morphing with computerized special effects.
* Shared Space, a computer technology that merges virtual reality with the real world.
* Rainmaker Two, a student-built robot that placed 28th in national competition with nearly 300 other robots (Friday only).
* Lego Robotics: See Legos that drive, walk, see and almost talk (Friday only).


For more information, call (206) 543-8590.
Check the Web at www.engr.washington.edu/openhouse/.