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April 20, 2004

Engineering Research Open House Scheduled April 29

The College of Engineering will host its second annual Research Open House from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences. Designed to encourage interdisciplinary research among faculty and staff, it is free and open to the public.

Titled "The Value of Engineering Research to Society," the event will showcase, celebrate, and promote research activities, capabilities and accomplishments of the College of Engineering's faculty, students, and staff. It will also encourage graduate and undergraduate recruitment, development of new industrial contacts and better understanding of the college's research capabilities throughout the university and the local community.

Planned activities include:

10-11:30 a.m. Workshop for students interested in graduate studies will be held in Room 4517 Seamans Center.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Research Fair and Open Laboratories will be held throughout the Seamans Center.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Engineering Graduate/Undergraduate Student Research Poster Viewing and Judging, with more than 140 entries, will take place throughout the Seamans Center. Posters, from the six engineering academic disciplines, will be on display.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. An exhibit of books, journals, and software programs, which were written, edited or developed by Engineering faculty and staff, will be on display in rooms 4105 and 4511 Seamans Center.

4:30-5:20 p.m. Keynote Speaker Charles Glatz, professor and chair of chemical engineering, Iowa State University College of Engineering and current recipient of the college's Faculty Excellence Award in Research, will discuss, "Engineering Production of Biotechnology Products," in Stanley Auditorium, Room 1505, Seamans Center.

Research Open House organizers say the event is aimed at anyone interested in learning more about ongoing research activities in the college. Participants will have an opportunity to meet and network with potential collaborators, as well as learn more about the academic programs for those considering the College of Engineering for their studies.

For more information, updates and a listing of poster abstracts, see:

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