The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering are hosting the first Engineering Open House on Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31. This student-run event will attract K-8 classes, high school students and families with hands-on activities and fun demonstrations—like bottle rockets, rubber band car races and trebuchet launching—that showcase the talent and ingenuity of our engineering faculty and students and inspire the next generation of engineers.
The first day is reserved for K-8 class field trips. Each class will tour labs, participate in activities and receive Fulton Engineering materials. The second day is open to high school students and families. You can sign up for just one day; please consider participating both days.
–>Sign up now: more.engineering.asu.edu/openhouse/exhibits
We encourage you to get involved and be part of the success of our first Engineering Open House. It is easy to participate:
- Open your lab for tours and demonstrations.
- Offer an age-appropriate hands-on activity. These activities can be relatively simple demonstrations of engineering projects or principles or illustrate some important aspect of your research.
- Encourage your students—and student organizations you may work with—to showcase or demonstrate their projects, particularly students involved in FURI or other undergraduate research, senior capstone or design projects, and FSE 100 projects.
- Please volunteer and encourage students to volunteer with exhibits and other Engineering Open House logistics. With hundreds of people expected each day, volunteers will be key to making the first Engineering Open House a great event.
–>Volunteer now: more.engineering.asu.edu/openhouse/volunteer
It’s not too late to develop a new outreach activity or hands-on demonstration. If you would like assistance, please contact Heather Beshears, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Jane Lacson at email@example.com with questions, ideas or suggestions.
Thank you for your help in making this inaugural event a success!
Paul Johnson and Jim Collofello