Thursday, March 31, 2011

HU's Adventures in Engineering

HU Host Adventures in Engineering for Local Youth

Local youth are invited to Hampton University to explore future careers in Engineering. The Hampton University Society of Women Engineers along with the Region E Members at Large section will host Adventures in Engineering on Saturday, April 16, from 9a.m. to 2p.m. in Hampton University’s McGrew Towers Conference Center.

The event has been designed as a career guidance project, for children in grades 4-8. The main goal of the conference is to introduce students to engineering.

The conference will feature various engineering demonstrations and experiments explaining the laws of physics. A panel of professional engineers and academics will be available to answer questions from students and parents, discussing the field of engineering, offering tips for education and highlighting learning opportunities in the field. The conference will include information about careers in engineering and how students can prepare academically for an education in engineering.

"There are enormous opportunities in engineering careers for young people in the next millennium," stated Dr. Jale Akyurtlu, HU chemical engineering professor.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all the participants. Students will also have the opportunity to win door prizes. Registration is open until April 4. Registration is $1 and there are 75 slots available. For registration forms or to volunteer please email Sharon Hollins at

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