ATHENS — In honor of Engineers Week, Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology will host its first Engineering + Technology Day on Sat., Feb. 24, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Academic and Research Center Living Room Atrium.
Parents and educators are encouraged to invite their K-12 students to explore and experience STEM through hands on activities and demonstrations.
A collaboration between the Renaissance Engineers and the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery, Engineering + Technology Day will feature marshmallow and newspaper towers, snap circuits, drones, rockets, oil spill cleanup, egg and ball drops, Battlebot, wind tunnels and more.
“We want students to get a flavor of the different engineering programs,” Athan Vouzianas, Russ College engineering fundamentals lecturer and founder of the Renaissance Engineers, said. “Even if they don’t decide to become engineers, we want them to be exposed to the things engineers do because they can connect something that they’re learning in school to something that might be happening in college or in their career.”
Representatives from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will be present to assist with the day’s events.
Free parking is available for attendees in adjacent lots.
For event details, contact Athan Vouzianas at 740-593-1414, or check out the Facebook event.