Saturday, February 21, 2015

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

UT Dallas Campus

Come celebrate National Engineers Week with UT Dallas! Join us for family-friendly hands-on activities, educational demos, and fascinating tech talks by our leading faculty and local engineering companies and organizations. Scouting groups can earn fun patches, while middle and high school students can learn about what it means to study the exciting field of engineering.

Faculty will speak about topics such as: What are the different engineering majors? What kind of research does a UTD professor engage in? What types of careers can engineers expect? These are a series of 15 minute presentations about majors and research at UTD. Following the presentation, the professor will be available for Q&A.

We will have the TAME Trailblazer, brought in by the Texas Alliance of Minority Engineers. TAME's traveling Trailblazers are one-of-a-kind science museums-on-wheels. Exciting, hands-on exhibits teach students about energy, space, weather, biotechnology, and aerodynamics while also introducing them to educational and career opportunities in STEM. Students can expect to take 30-45 minutes.

Hands-On Activities Schedule
Lego/Beyblade Competition
Location: ECS
Sponsor: The National Society of Black Engineers(NSBE)
Part of Explore Engineering Day
Location: Engineering - North Bldg.
Sponsor: Center for STEM Education and Research (C-SER)
Part of Explore Engineering Day
Trailblazer Mobile Science Lab Trailer
Location: ECS
Sponsor: Texas Alliance of Minorities in Engineering
Part of Explore Engineering Day
UTD Science & Education Center Booth
Location: Engineering - North Bldg. ( summer camps information)
Part of Explore Engineering Day

Frontiers of Flight Plane
Location: CN - Southeast Lawn
Part of Explore Engineering Day

Faculty Tech Talk Schedule
Location: TI Auditorium, ECSS 2.102
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. You can be a Software Engineer!
Faculty: Janell Straach
10:35 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Learning to Program: an Artistic Experience
Faculty: Jey Veerasamy
10:55 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Internet of Things
Faculty: Paul Fishwick
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Smart Polymers to Engineer Solutions in Energy and Biomedicine
Faculty: Walter Voit
11:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Autonomous Vehicles
Faculty: Nick Gans
11:55 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Improving Healthcare Through Engineering
Faculty: Ann Majewicz
12:10 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. The Future of Robotics
Faculty: Mark Spong
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Privacy in the age of Big Data
Faculty: Murat Kantarcioglu
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Learning Machines
Faculty: Vincent Ng
Corporate Presentations Schedule
Location: ECS 2.415
10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Networked Society
Company Name: ERICSSON
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. What is the potential of the Internet of Things?
Company Name: PTC
11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Nano @ ZyvexLabs
Company Name: Zyvex Labs
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Big Data Overview
Company Name: AT&T Big Data
1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. R & D at Essilor
Company Name: Essilor of America
1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Leadership Programs at GE
Company Name: General Electric
Corporate Presentations Schedule
Location: ECS 2.412
10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Company Name: Texas Instruments
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Women in Engineering
Company Name: IAC
11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Women in Engineering
Company Name: IAC
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Using Light for Communications
Company Name: iPhotonix
1:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Minority Engineering
Company Name: IAC
1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Minority Engineering
Company Name: IAC


Please contact Farah Ellenbogen if you have any questions at or 972-883-6207.
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rod Wetterskog at or 972-883-2182.