Engineers Day is on February 24, 2007 February 10, 2007Posted by Matsu in Education, Fun, Information Technology, Technology.
Many years ago I worked at a place called the Center for Robotics and Manufacturing which was part of the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky (USA). The research and development center has since changed its name to just the Center for Manufacturing. It was one of the most high-tech jobs I’ve ever had.
Working at the Center for Robotics really gave me an opportunity to work with high-end engineering workstations (computers) and CAD/CAM/CAE software – computer aided design, computer aided manufacturing, and computer aided engineering. I also used the Internet for the first time (it was 1988 – back before Netscape and the World Wide Web). And, as the name implies, robots were also involved, though not as prominently as one might expect.
Each year, as part of a national celebration of engineering known as Engineers Week, the College of Engineering opens up their labs and classrooms to show the public all that they do. They call that open house, Engineers Day. While it’s not all fascinating, it is very interesting. And, you will be surprised by some of the things you see and learn.
Last year, my son and I attended and hat a great time. You can read what I wrote about last year’s experience, here.
If you like to see cutting edge research and very high tech manufacturing and rapid prototyping technologies, then you must attend Engineer’s Day 2007, hosted by the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky.