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UofL Engineering Expo scheduled for March 5

Free event designed to introduce students, public to engineering

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2016) — The University of Louisville’s Engineering Expo—which includes student competitions, laboratory tours, robotics displays and research project discussions—is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 5 at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. Parking is available behind the J.B. Speed Building on Eastern Parkway.

This year’s theme is “Need for Speed.” The keynote address will be given by Kevin Tallio, senior technical leader, base engine design, for Ford Motor Co.’s Global Engine Engineering Organization.

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.

Among the highlights:

  • 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.