Xplore Engineering Event
University of Michigan
College of Engineering
June 26-27, 2014
Top to bottom: This Is Oobleck, In the Wind Tunnel, More Oobleck, Building a Density Tower, Tuning the Robot, 3D Printing in the VisLab, Block M CAD, At the 50 in the Big House, In the Wave Field
Xplore Engineering was fantastic 2-day event held by the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering this past week. It’s designed for students entering the 4th through 7th grades, accompanied by a parent or grandparent. Over 20 different hands-on workshops and tours were offered, designed to introduce the students to all of the different areas of engineering at the college, including robotics, materials science, aviation, CAD and 3-D printing, biomechanics, manufacturing, radiation, rocketry, nanotechnology, programming, microbiology, and more. (Not to mention the tour that let us go on the field at the Big House!)
A big thank-you goes out to Sandra Hines, the project manager, and the countless faculty and students who brought their knowledge and enthusiasm to the party. A fun and inspiring time was had by all.