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U of M Engineering Open House Nov. 17 Will Feature Navy Flight Simulator
For release: Oct. 31, 2006
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Visitors who attend the Herff College of Engineering’s E-Day open house can experience the thrill of flying a U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet.  The Navy flight simulator will be part of the free event on Friday, November 17, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Herff College of Engineering on the University of Memphis campus.

 The flight simulator offers virtual realistic, supersonic flight and cutting-edge entertainment technology.  It provides a pilot’s perspective, with all the sights, sounds, and experiences of up-close flying. The vehicle carries a custom-built motion pod with state-of-the-art digital projection and audio systems.

 In addition to the flight simulator, visitors can “Imagine the Possibilities” of engineering as they learn what impact 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.

 Middle and high school teams’ competitions will include a middle-school bridge-building contest. In addition to the competitions, groups may arrange for guided tours.  During the tours, visitors will see demonstrations of water treatment systems and Internet control of Lego robots, and they will view exhibits of computational modeling and particle image velocimetry. They can also learn about earthquakes through the “Shake, Rattle and Stand” presentation, Web page design, engine testing, and 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, mechanical engineering, and engineering technology.

 To register, call 901-678-4933, e-mail cbray@memphis.edu, or visit Web site www.ce.memphis.edu/eday2006

 More information is available by phone at 901-678-4933 or online at the event’s Web site www.ce.memphis.edu/eday2006

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