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RVC’s Engineering, Technology, and Manufacturing Open House
When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Rock Valley College Woodward Technology Center (WTC) - ground floor (3301 North Mulford Road)
Who should attend?: Anyone who wants to learn how to become an engineer
Overview: Rock Valley College faculty members will demonstrate engineering and technology labs and equipment while area high school robotics teams will be demonstrating their robots. This event is designed to recognize National Engineers Week and to encourage young people to consider critical thinking, creative careers in engineering and engineering technology.
Other Engineers Week events Rock Valley College is pleased to be a part of include:
Also, on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at the Rock Valley College Woodward Technology Center (WTC) Room 141 (3301 North Mulford Road), Professor Thomas M. Jahns, University of Wisconsin Madison will speak on Renewable Energy & Micro-Grids for Sustainable Buildings.
Itinerary is as follows:
6:00pm - Networking
6:30pm - Dinner [need reservation call (815) 226-6277]
7:30pm - Presentations [Open to public- no reservation]
Engineers Week continues on Friday, February 27, 2015 when the annual Bridge Building Competition is held at RVC's Stenstrom Center for Career Education (4151 Samuelson Road). Teams, made up of three to four high school junior and seniors, will be given one hour to build a truss bridge. Each team will have their bridge load tested by engineering staff and students. The testing is displayed on large screens so everyone can see which bridge is the strongest! The competition will take place from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
For more information on Engineering and Technology degree programs, please contact the RVC Engineering Department at (815)-921-3101.