UofL Engineering Expo 2020 combines fun, learning, service

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The J.B. Speed School of Engineering’s annual Engineering Expo (E-Expo) for students of all ages and their families takes place March 7.

    The event includes a variety of activities that provide STEM enrichment opportunities for K-12 students. This year’s space-related theme is “When the Stars Align,” and the keynote speaker is Mark Deuser, chairman and co-founder of Techshot Inc.

    Among the activities will be:

    • A Rube Goldberg machine competition in which students will attempt to launch a model rocket using a machine that performs simple tasks with a domino effect
    • Demonstrations of a hydraulic robotic arm and activities such as rocket assembly and making popsicle stick structures
    • Tours of research and teaching labs.

    In addition, stations will be set up in the Belknap Academic Building where participants can join in a community service project by preparing bagged lunches for Wayside Christian Mission. A book drive will also be held with all books donated to Wayside Christian Mission.

    Parking is available behind the J.B. Speed Building on Eastern Parkway. For media interested in the competitions and demonstrations, the best times are between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

    The event, sponsored by the Speed School Student Council, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Luke Malone, 502-648-9010, or click here.

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    Editors: Photo attached of past E-Expo participants.

     

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    Janet Cappiello covers the College of Business, the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, the College of Education and Human Development, the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Sustainability Council and military initiatives for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since March 2014.