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Engineering Open House Nov. 16 Expands Pre-College Competitions
For release: October 31, 2007
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The Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis will open its doors to the community and to hundreds of middle school, high school, and community college students during its E-Day open house on Friday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will showcase engineering activities and research being conducted at the Herff College, located along Central Avenue on the U of M campus.

In addition to guided tours of the College, students may compete in a variety of competitions designed to build engineering and team skills. The winners will take home cash awards to be donated to their schools.  Faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the Herff College will be on hand to answer questions and discuss programs offered at the College.

Due to demand, the middle and high school team competitions have been expanded to include wind power, boat-building, designing a kicking device, and constructing the strongest cardboard beam, along with the traditional wall- and bridge-building competitions.

In addition to the competitions, groups may arrange for guided tours that include demonstrations of engineering activities ranging from water treatment systems to Internet control of Lego robots. They can view exhibits of computational modeling and particle image velocimetry and learn about Web page design, about earthquakes through the “Shake, Rattle, and Stand” presentation, and more.  Individuals and small groups can walk through and visit the exhibits and demonstrations at their own pace.

Registration for the competitions or a guided tour can be done by phone at 901-678-4933, via email at srmoses@memphis.edu, or online at www.ce.memphis.edu/EDAY2007.

The Herff College of Engineering offers undergraduate programs in biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering, and in computer, electronics, and manufacturing engineering technology.  Graduate programs are offered in biomedical engineering (in partnership with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center) and in computer, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering and engineering technology.  The College also houses the Ground Water Institute, a center of expertise on ground water research and management.  Since 1992, the Institute has conducted studies directed toward ensuring that the Mid-South continues to have a source of high-quality water.

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