UW Today

April 12, 2012

Engineering Discovery Days April 20-21 coincides with HuskyFest

News and Information

The UWs College of Engineering will open its doors Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, for the 2012 Engineering Discovery Days.

The school-age group tours Friday are at capacity, but individual families and members of the UW community can still come see the exhibits and meet the research teams.

Saturdays program is specifically aimed at high school, community college and transfer students who are interested in UWs engineering program. In addition to the research exhibits, UW staff will be giving presentations on such things as admissions, individual departments and financial aid.

Visitors to a display at the 2010 Engineering Discovery Days.

Visitors to a display at the 2010 Engineering Discovery Days.Dawn Wiggin, UW Engineering

The event is free and open to everyone, but attendees are asked to register online.

This years event will be part of HuskyFest , the campus-wide celebration of the UW’s 150th anniversary that runs April 19-21.

The engineering event’s history spans almost a century: The first UW engineering open house was held in 1914. Exhibits have changed over time; this years program includes flying quadrocopters, human-powered submarines, student-built race cars and, of course, robots.

Event updates and photos will be posted on the new Engineering Discovery Days Facebook page.

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For more information, contact Jessica Perkins at 206-685-8361 or jessperk@uw.edu.