Wanted: Designers, Creators, Inventors, Thinkers, Dreamers
Engineering plays a vital role in every aspect of our lives, having an impact on everything from our basic needs, like access to clean water, to recreational activities like playing video games.
Come to the University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering’s Engineering Expo Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and you’ll discover the excitement and energy of engineering through demonstrations, hands-on activities and fascinating presentations.
You can meet with student groups like Engineers Without Borders, the Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project, the Eco-Car team and the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race team will be on hand to talk about the ways they apply engineering principles at national and international competitions.
Two of our professors will talk about new advances and research that is literally breaking new ground: a civil engineering professor digs into ways to rehabilitate pipelines and use trenchless technology to install new ones; and a mechanical engineering professor talks about exciting research using a robotic torch to invent protective coatings for machines.
You’ll get a first-hand look at some of the most sophisticated teaching and research labs in the country on our guided tours.
Future engineers aged 6 - 12 can take part in awesome hands-on projects in the ENGG Zone with instructors from our award-winning DiscoverE engineering and science outreach program.
Our engineering departments—civil and environmental, chemical and materials, electrical and computer, and mechanical engineering—are hosting displays that explain what engineering is all about. They are covering areas like robotics, computer games and medical technology; or exploring ways to develop new forms of clean energy.