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UofL Engineering Expo to examine engineering in cinema

Free event is March 7

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2015) — The theme of this year’s University of Louisville’s Engineering Expo is “Engineering the Cinema.” The annual event, which offers student competitions, laboratory tours, robotics displays and research project discussions, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 7 at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering.

eaefbb_3d51e76c12dd42bbaf4b22c1cecdebaf.png_srz_413_359_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srzJason Lopes, lead systems engineer for San Fernando, Calif.-based Legacy Effects, a special effects company that worked on “Avatar,” “Alice in Wonderland” and the “Iron Man” trilogy, will give the keynote address.

The goal of Engineering Expo is to introduce students to opportunities in the engineering field. The event, sponsored by the Speed School Student Council, is free and open to the public.

Also at Engineering Expo: Elementary, middle and high school students will participate in a competition to test pre-built balsa-wood bridges. Speed School students will show off racing vehicles that they have built. And, tours will be conducted of research and teaching labs on the Belknap Campus.

Parking is available behind the J.B. Speed Building on Eastern Parkway.

For more information, contact Ashby at (270) 871-2321 or [email protected].