Be An Engineer at the Engineering EXPO
Since its inception in 2003, the Lower Hudson Engineering Expo has dedicated itself to educating young students on the engineering and technology based pursuits. And, this year’s five-hour event, attended by over 4,000 guests, did just that. A positive vibe reigned as parents and children alike wandered among tables occupied by nearly forty top engineering colleges and universities. Representatives from each were on hand to answer questions and enlighten anyone who ventured in and inquired. A panel of recent engineering grads answered questions and spoke about their experiences in three open forum discussion groups, held in a nearby classroom.
Inclusive in the mix of invited attendees were the local Boys and Girl Scout Councils. They offered young scouts attending the event, the opportunity to earn merit badges, as they met a host of requirements outlined on the BeAnEngineer.org website.
Sept. 23, 2017 – WHITE PLAINS, NY -Next April, the Lower Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO will celebrate 15 years of inspiring students to "Think Engineering"
Engineering EXPO is held annually in the spring. And for the last five years has held its event at White Plains High School in White Plains, NY. the event occupied three locations in the massive school complex; the Boys gym, the Girls gym and the cafeteria. Young attendees work on computers, constructing virtual bridges, while others watch mini robots battle it out in staged competition. There are free T-shirts to be had, along with giveaways and a raffles to win prizes. Young engineering hopefuls also compete in the Rude Goldberg Contest and other challenges. A day-long Middle School activity room dubbed "The EXPO Test Lab" is held in the cafeteria, rounding out the day’s attractions.
Leading architectural and engineering colleges and universities are on-hand to provide insight and information on required curriculum. With interactive displays and eye-catching demonstrations provided by local technology firms, all designed to give onlookers a glimpse of the engineering behind everything from bridge design to biochemical research.