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Explore Engineering Day

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at
The University of Texas at Dallas presents
"EXPLORE ENGINEERING DAY 2018,"
as part of the annual National Engineers Week


Saturday, February 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Registration is now closed!

Due to the community's overwhelming response to pre-registration,
and to space restraints/fire code capacity concerns, we are unable to take walk-ins onsite.

Explore the fascinating world of technology and learn how engineers change the world at this interactive event open to the whole family. The celebration features:

  • A Kid Zone with hands-on activities
  • Educational demonstrations
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Beyblades competition
  • Lab tours
  • Fascinating Tech Talks by our leading faculty and local engineering companies

 

Event is located on campus at the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center (DGAC) and Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building (ATEC).

When you arrive on campus, please check in at the registration desk located at Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center. Online pre-registration is required - no walk-ins will be allowed this year.

UT Dallas Engineers Week activity patches will be given out to Boy and Girl Scouts who participate (limited supply).

 

Activities

Kindergarten Through 5th Grades +

Science and Engineering Education Center’s (SEEC) “KidZone” activities are located in the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center (DGAC). Visit our “Pop-Up Science Museum” in the lobby of the DGAC. All the activities are categorized into four categories:

Security
  • Build a working electrical circuit
  • Explore sensors and alarms
  • Program wearable electronics
  • Have a go at cracking a code
  • Examine the global "threat map" in real time
Sustainability
  • Harness the power of the wind and sun
  • Learn about different types of pollution
  • Investigate how chemistry can be used for clean-up
  • Build a cyclone air filter
  • Explore engineered solutions that protect the environment
Health
  • Examine humans inside out as seen through imaging technology
  • Learn the mechanics of human movement
  • Explore the world of prosthetics and adaptive devices
  • Discover what herd immunity is
Tools & Technology
  • Create a structure using your ingenuity
  • Investigate robots in different forms
  • Experiment with sending communications through the ionosphere
  • Explore how nature inspires engineers

Hands-on Workshops

Home Depot Build Workshop: Build a Hummer
Location: Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center DGA 1.128
Capacity: 30 students
Age Requirements: 2nd-5th graders

Time Slot
10:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 1:00
1:00 - 2:00

Beyblades Competition

Description: Beyblade is organized by Texas BeyBlade League
Location: Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building Hallway outside ATC 1.1R1 and 1.1R2
Age Requirements: All ages are welcome

Time Slot
10:00 - 2:00
Every 20 minutes

6th Through 12th Grade +

Hands-on Workshops

Note: A guardian/chaperone will need to stay with minor(s) the whole time they are on UTD campus – including IN the room during these workshops. Please plan accordingly as there can be no exceptions.

Mousetrap Car Race
Location: Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building ATC 2.602
Capacity: 25 students
Age Requirements: 6th-12th graders

Time Slot
10:00 - 11:00

T-Mobile Glider
Location: Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building ATC 2.602
Capacity: 25 students
Age Requirements: 6th-12th graders

Time Slot
11:00 - 12:00

OnPoynt Drone Build
Location: Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building ATC 2.602
Capacity: 20 students (4 teams of 5 students)
Age Requirements: 6th-12th graders

Time Slot
12:00 - 1:00

Simple Heart Rate Optical Monitor
Location: Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building ATC 2.602
Capacity: 40 students - 20 teams of 2
Age Requirements: 6th-12th graders

Time Slot
1:00 - 2:00
Lab Tours Schedule
Future Immerse Virtual Environments (FIVE) Lab
Description: The FIVE Lab performs research on state-of-the- art virtual reality (VR) systems and 3D user interfaces (3DUIs). We investigate the effects of system fidelity through user studies focused on performance, experience, learning, and training. The Future Immersive Virtual Environments (FIVE) Lab will provide a room-scale virtual reality (VR) demo involving the exploration of distant real-world locations.
Location: Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building ATC 1.801A
Capacity: 30 students
Age Requirements: Open
Time Slot
10:00 – 10:20
10:20 – 10:40
10:40 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:20
11:20 – 11:40
11:40 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:20
12:20 – 12:40
12:40 – 1:00
1:00 – 1:20
1:20 – 1:40
Locomotor Control Systems Lab
Description: The Locomotor Control System Lab mission is to develop high-performance wearable control systems (e.g., prostheses and orthoses) to enable mobility and improve quality of life for persons with disabilities. We approach this needs-driven research from the perspective of dynamical systems and control theory, investigating and translating concepts from legged robotics into transformative solutions for physical rehabilitation.
Location: Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building ATC 1.801B
Capacity: 10 students
Age Requirements: Open
Time Slot
10:00 – 10:20
10:20 – 10:40
10:40 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:20
11:20 – 11:40
11:40 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:20
12:20 – 12:40
12:40 – 1:00
1:00 – 1:20
1:20 – 1:40
Sensing, Robotics, Vision, Controls, Estimation Lab
Description: The Sensing, Robotics, Vision, Controls and Estimation Lab does research in topics of control and estimation with applications in robotics, autonomous vehicles and sensor management. We have focus and expertise in vision-based control and estimation and nonlinear control.
Location: Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building ATC 1.801B
Capacity: 10 students
Age Requirements: Open
Time Slot
10:00 – 10:20
10:20 – 10:40
10:40 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:20
11:20 – 11:40
11:40 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:20
12:20 – 12:40
12:40 – 1:00
1:00 – 1:20
1:20 – 1:40
Computer Science Coding Camps
3D Animation using Alice
Location: Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center DGA 1.131
Capacity: 20 students
Age Requirements: 6-9th graders
Time Slot
10:30 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:30
12:30 - 1:30
Drawings & Animations with JavaScript
Location: Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center DGA 1.135
Capacity: 20 students
Age Requirements: 6-9th graders
Time Slot
10:30 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:30
12:30 - 1:30
Beyblades Competition
Description: Beyblade is organized by Texas BeyBlade League
Location: Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building Hallway outside ATC 1.1R1 and 1.1R2
Age Requirements: All ages are welcome
Time Slot
10:00 - 2:00
Every 20 minutes
Tech Talk Schedule
Tech Area A - Room ATC 1.2C1
Open Area - seats 50
Time Organization Presentation Title Description Presenter
10:15-10:30 Micropac "Floodlights in Space…Who Knew?" Micropac Industries is a small company, and we build small components, but we have major roles on big projects.  From hermetic optoelectronics in night vision goggles to radiation tolerant sensors in cancer-treatment systems, Micropac works in some tough environments, and our latest one is no exception. Docking to and servicing GEO Satellites in-orbit, the Mission Extension Vehicle Satellite, or MEV, is setting the stage for a new era of satellite capability…and we get to light the show! Steven Breedlove, Product Engineer
10:45-11:00 Fujitsu "Girls can be engineers too (and not just cheerleaders)!"   Andrea Dearing
11:15-11:30 Thomson Reuters "Blockchain"   Samar Khan, Director of Product Architecture
11:45-12:00 Zyvex Labs   "The Wonderful Things that Engineers can do!"       Dr. John Randall, President
12:15-12:30 UT Dallas Computer Science Virtual Reality Training Solutions for Robotic Operating Room Staff Non-surgeon operating room (OR) staff members often receive limited training and rarely have opportunities to practice procedures. By providing high-fidelity simulations with realistic 3D interactions, consumer virtual reality (VR) technologies can be used to alleviate such training and practice issues. Dr. Ryan McMahan, Research Faculty 
12:45-1:00 Fujitsu "Augmented Reality" What is Augmented Reality? How can we use it? Learn the cool things you can do with this new technology. Christian Mendez, Design and Sales System Engineer; Paul Bonham, Product Planner
1:15-1:30 T-Mobile "Explore your inherent strengths and succeed as a Leader" Whether a woman or a man, you can lead a team of people to create solutions. Learn what it takes to be a great leader! Nilanjana Banerjee Vibha Upadhyay,
1:45-2:00 UT Dallas Engineering Week Planning Team "Awards Ceremony" Awards given for best tables, furthest traveling moustrap car and glider, Tech Titans largest number of pennies held in the aluminum boat, and engineering games champions Rod Wetterskog, Assistant Dean

Tech Area B - Room ATC 1.201
Downstairs classroom - seats 24
Time Organization Presentation Description Presenter
10:00-10:15 National Space Society "The Moon, Asteroids, and Mars: the Future of Spaceflight"   Ken Ruffin
10:30-10:45 Capital One “Social Media: The Tech Underneath”    Nicky Joshi
11:00-11:15 Cisco "A Journey of a Female Engineer"   Lymari Ames
11:30-11:45 Capital One  “Microservices Architecture and Design”   Suresh Pandey
12:00-12:15 T-Mobile "The secret behind scenes look at the Call Flow"   Sujit Vasudev, Vipul Sagare, Jaya Krishna
12:30-12:45 UT Dallas Computer Science “The Future of Self-Driving Vehicles”   Prof. Tim Farage, Senior Lecturer
1:00-1:15 UT Dallas Mechanical Engineering "Harnessing power from the atmospheric turbulent wind"   Dr. Dr. Giacomo Valerio Iungo, Research Faculty
1:30-1:45 Capital One “Conversational Interfaces with Chatbots”   Rohan Shah
Tech Area C - Room ATC 2.101
Upstairs classroom - seats 50
Time Organization Presentation Description Presenter
10:15-10:30 UT Dallas Admissions "So, you're thinking about going to UT Dallas?  What can you do to help your application get noticed?" Learn all about the admissions process to UT Dallas and get your questions answered by the director! Ms. Ingrid London, Director, Enrollment Services, UT Dallas
10:45-11:00 BrainSpace "Aftificial Intelligence"   Dave Copps, CEO and Entrepreneur
11:15-11:30 Fujitsu "3D Printing" What is it? Why is it cool? And why do we care? Margret Tumbokon, Software Development Engineer; Clay Wispell, Test Engineer
11:45-12:00 UT Dallas Electrical and Computer Engineering "Apollo Lunar Missions and Speech/Language Technology"   Dr. John Hansen, Associate Dean, Research Faculty
12:15-12:30 UT Dallas Diversity "Young Women In Engineering and Science - a Tech Titans Winner for Girls"   Dr. Magaly Specter, YWISE Director
12:45-1:00 UTDesign "UTDesign Capstone - National Champions - year after year after year after…." What is UTDesign Capstone and how are UT Dallas engineering students designing the best real-world solutions in the country? Rod Wetterskog, Assistant Dean

Capital One
Fujitsu
GE
Home Depot
Rockwell Collins
T-Mobile
Zyvex
“The University of Texas at Dallas Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science will not take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in activities associated with National Engineering Week 2018. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers K-12, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones.”

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