Engineering Expo 2017

Join us on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the U of A Faculty of Engineering Expo!

Want to change the world? Meet the people who study, teach, research, and work at the Faculty of Engineering.

High school students and parents have priority access to tour leading-edge labs. Some walk-up spots for tours are available but you can guarantee your spot if you RSVP and download your tickets today! These tickets are for tours--no ticket is required to attend the Expo!

Explore engineering on a new level. Experience interactive displays. Tour innovative facilities. Attend topical and relevant research presentations. Learn about ground breaking research. 

Your whole family is welcome! Junior and senior high school students can find out what it's like to study engineering at the U of A and children (ages 6-12) can take part in hands-on engineering activities designed and delivered by our DiscoverE Engineering and Science Program instructors in the ENGG Zone.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex
University of Alberta

Featured displays and activities

Tours 

Get an inside look at the facilities and labs found in the Faculty of Engineering by signing up for one of our tours. Tour Sign-Up can be done on the first floor of ETLC, near the main building entrance. New tours depart every 15 minutes between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Spaces are limited – make sure to sign up.

Displays & Demonstrations
While at Engineering Expo, make sure to visit our Student Projects (1st floor of ETLC) and Department (2nd floor of ETLC) displays and take part in the exciting and interactive activities. Make sure to bring your Stamp & Win prize draw ballot to each of our department displays to get it stamped. You can’t win a prize if you don’t have all four stamps!

Refreshments & Door Prizes

Stop by the Welcome Zone to enjoy complimentary refreshments. Take a look at the door prizes available to be won in the Prize Zone. 

The ENGG Zone 
Children ages 6 – 12. Bring your parents and enter the ENGG Zone to complete hands-on engineering projects and watch exciting science shows run by our Discover E Engineering & Science Program instructors.

Feature Presentations
  

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Wanted: Designers, Creators, Inventors, Thinkers, Dreamers - Are you a future engineer?
Nicole Dyck, Recruitment & Student Programs Officer
Torrey Dance, Recruitment & Student Liaison Officer
E1-007 ETLC

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Professor John Nychka
To fail or not to fail—that is the question
Whatever is made shall fail. Most of the time we design with materials to avoid failure, but we cannot know everything, and we often meet design challenges with compromise and anticipate the failure of materials. However, we can be fooled—materials can fail in a multitude of ways, and quite often unpredictably. This presentation will offer the chance to learn the fundamentals of failure analysis and the role of materials engineering in design through participation in case studies about materials failure.  #enggexpo2017
E1-017 ETLC


1 – 1:45 p.m.

Meaghan Bowthorpe, PhD
From Beating Heart Surgery to Satellite Research: An Engineering Student's Journey
Dr. Meaghan Bowthorpe earned her PhD in electrical engineering at the U of A, working on a robotic arm capable of performing surgery on beating hearts. Now, she’s working in satellite communications as a hardware engineer with the aerospace company MDA. Dr. Bowthorpe shares her experiences as an engineering student, graduate student, and working engineer. #enggexpo2017
E1-007


2 – 2:45 p.m.
Wanted: Designers, Creators, Inventors, Thinkers, Dreamers - Are you a future engineer?
Nicole Dyck, Recruitment & Student Programs Officer
Torrey Dance, Recruitment & Student Liaison Officer
E1-007 ETLC


Learn more about what you'll see at Engineering Expo--watch these segments from previous years: 

Segment 1: Interview with Dr. Anastasia Elias

Segment 2: Formula 1 Race Car

Segment 3: Engineering AlbertaSat

Segment 4: DiscoverE