Frequently Asked Questions

1. What time is the event?
This is a come-and-go event from 10:00am - 2:00pm on Saturday, Feb 21, 2015.

2. Where is the event?
Located on the campus of UT Dallas. Activities at the ECSS/ ECSN Buildings, ATC, and JSOM Building. Greeters will be located on campus to direct you to the location. Download a campus map at this link:

3. Where do I park?
Parking is available on campus.
Campus Parking Map

4. Do I need a parking pass?
A parking pass is recommended. Please check back later for printable parking passes

5. Are there places to eat lunch?
The Student Union (SU) will have several options available for lunch. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch to campus!

6. What are the types of activities?
We will have demonstrations, hands-on activities, interactive activities, campus tours, scouting "fun patches", and engineering information for all ages!

Corporate and local groups will provide demonstrations and presentations on their products, projects, programs, and professions!

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.

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7. What does it cost?
This is a free event!

8. Is this event appropriate for all ages?
"Explore Engineering Day" is an event for the whole family. All ages are welcome to attend. Students 18 and under are encouraged to earn an Engineers Week patch by acquiring stamps on a passport while visiting various stations. Students in high school may be interested to learn about engineering majors during 10-15 minute presentations from UT Dallas professors. Corporations will also spend 15-20 minutes giving presentations and demonstrations about their programs, products, projects, and professions. The event will house corporation stations, which will include interactive displays and activities. There will be colleges on hand to provide helpful information and summer camp opportunities. UT Dallas students will be on hand, along with their professional counterparts, for additional displays in the ECS Building. Hear what it is like to study engineering and computer science at UT Dallas!

9. Can Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts earn a patch?
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts alike can earn a fun patch at Explore Engineering Day. Upon arrival, check in at the information booth, located just inside the entrance of the ECSS building. Passports will be available at the information booth with a list of all activities. Check out what the event has to offer and earn stamps on your passport. Before you leave, exchange your passport for a fun patch!

Girl Scouts can also earn their STEM Center patch at Explore Engineering Day! When they exchange their stamped passports for the UT Dallas fun patch, we will also provide a sheet verifying that they attended and earned this patch, which can be purchased at any local Girl Scouts store.