Posted by: Amber E. Hopkins-Jenkins | April 17, 2012

Become an Engineer at Rutgers Day

The Rutgers Formula Racing car is an open wheel, open cockpit racer built by engineering students.

Have you ever been curious about the “how” and “why” of flight or robots? Learn what it’s like to be an engineer and how Rutgers masterminds transform ideas into reality during the School of Engineering open house on Busch Campus.

Start with a stop by the engineering science fair to check out interactive activities and exhibits by Rutgers engineering societies and independent design teams.

We often glimpse a plane in the sky without understanding the mechanics involved. Student members of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics will be available to answer your aviation questions. You may also gain a sense of how aircraft operate by trying Real Flight G4, a flight simulation program.

Members of the Society of Women Engineers will offer tours of engineering facilities during the Rutgers Day open house.

Don’t miss Navi the Rutgers Navigator, a robot designed, machined, and programmed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, that will independently navigate an outdoor obstacle course using advanced computer vision and artificial intelligence.

Not only will there be pyrotechnic demonstrations and a formula racecar built by engineering students, but you are also welcome to tour the university’s engineering facilities, including its laboratories and seven academic departments. Barr Hall, which is the unique engineering-only residence for first-year undergraduate students, is also part of the tour.

Before leaving the Engineering Lawn, check out the poster presentation of students’ current research projects while enjoying liquid nitrogen ice cream!


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