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Engineering Open House Nov. 18 Will Feature Navy Flight Simulator
For release: Oct. 28, 2005
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Attend the Herff College of Engineering's E-DAY open house and you, too, can experience the thrill of flying a U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet. The free event will be held Friday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Herff College of Engineering on the University of Memphis campus.

The Navy flight simulator's last appearance at the College drew record attendance. The simulator offers virtual realistic, supersonic flight and cutting-edge entertainment technology. Rides provide a pilot's perspective, with all the sights, sounds, and experiences of up-close flying. The 65-foot, 80,000-pound vehicle carries a custom-built, 15-seat motion pod with state-of-the-art digital projection and audio systems.

In addition to the flight simulator, visitors will experience this year's theme of "Consider the Possibilities, Explore Engineering" as they learn more about the impact that engineers have on society and about the research being conducted at the Herff College. Pre-college students will discover what it takes to be an engineer, including what courses they need to prepare themselves for entrance to an engineering program.

Competitions will be held among middle and high school teams, and the winners will receive awards to be donated to their schools. In addition to the competitions, groups may arrange for guided tours. The deadline for registering for team competitions or tours is Nov. 11. To register, call 901-678-4933, e-mail psiminton@memphis.edu, or visit Web site: www.engr.memphis.edu/EDAY2005.

During the tours, visitors will see demonstrations such as water treatment systems and Internet control of Lego robots, and view exhibits such as computational modeling and particle image velocimetry. They can also learn about earthquakes through the "Shake, Rattle and Stand" presentation, and much more. Individuals can walk through and visit the exhibits at their own pace.

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the Herff College will be on hand throughout the open house to answer questions and discuss programs offered at the College. Those programs include biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical and computing engineering, and mechanical engineering, as well as engineering technology.

More information is available by phone at 901-678-4933 or online at the event's Web site: www.engr.memphis.edu/EDAY2005.

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