CMU Students Display Projects for National Engineering Week


February 28, 2002

CMU students promoted science and engineering for youngsters during this year's National Engineering Week by displaying hands-on class projects at the Carnegie Science Center. Displays included a chemical car race, tracking satellites, and wearable computers designed to help U.S. Marines plot strategic locations. CMU faculty manned the displays and gave hands-on demonstrations spanning from a bone tissue engineering exercise to using lego building blocks to demonstrate basic mechanical engineering principles. Last year, more than 500 volunteers nationwide, representing more than 100 organizations, met with some 7,000 youth and adults to discuss what engineers do and why engineering is a part of everyday life.