Frequently Asked Questions

1. What time is the event?
This is a come-and-go event from 10:00am - 2:00pm on Saturday, Feb 20, 2016.

2. Where is the event?
The majority of activities will be held in the Activity Center gym at the UT Dallas Campus in Richardson.  NXP’s Internet of Things traveling exhibit will be in Parking Lot J.

3. Where do I park?
Parking is available in any green or yellow spaces in any of the parking lots. Lot J is the closest parking lot to the event. A printable parking map is available at Campus Parking Map

4. Are there places to eat lunch?
Dining options include Panda Express and Chick-fil-A in the Student Union (SU). You are also welcome to bring your own lunch to campus! There is open seating in the Student Union and Activity Center’s Atrium.

5. What are the types of activities?
Students 18 and under are encouraged to earn an Engineers Week patch by acquiring stamps on a passport while visiting various engineering/computer science activity stations. Faculty members and company representatives will give presentations and demonstrations about their programs, products, projects, research and professions.  Faculty members will speak about their research and new discoveries in their field and provide information about major courses and career options.

NXP’s Smarter World Tour’s exhibit brings the Internet of Things to life at UT Dallas. It features more than 170 demos that let you test drive data aggregators, ADAS, wearables, medical sensing, RF solid state cooking, myoelectric gesture recognition, and more.

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

7. 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!

8. 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 Activity center. 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.

9. Questions?
Please contact Jerry Alexander at jerry.alexander@utdallas.edu.