Thursday, March 18, 2010

HU Hosts 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 the Adventures in Engineering program on April 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the HU Olin Engineering Building.

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 about the laws of physics. A panel of professional engineers and academics will be available to answer questions from students and parents. 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 participants. Children will also have the opportunity to win door prizes. Registration is limited and open until March 22. There is a $3 registration fee. For registration forms or to volunteer please contact Sharon Hollins at

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