UW-Platteville to host EMS Expo April 11

April 9, 2013

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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is well known for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, programs, but it is just as well known for fostering interest in these fields in young adults who are searching for their secondary education experience. On Thursday, April 11, UW-Platteville will host the Engineering, Mathematics and Science Exposition, or EMS Expo, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ottensman and Engineering halls.

The expo will target high school and middle school students, however, elementary-aged students are encouraged to attend as well. Last year, the expo had over 1,000 attendees and over $1,000 in prizes awarded. The event is free, open to the public and does not require registration. School groups are also welcome to attend.

Departments participating in the expo this year include civil and environmental engineering, computer science and software engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, chemistry, general engineering, industrial engineering, mathematics and mechanical engineering.

The expo has also featured student organizations that are involved with the contests, demonstrations and exhibits. Each major discipline will offer a workshop for students. In addition, there will be 40 UW-Platteville student projects on display. In the past, events by students have included steel bridge and concrete canoe displays; junkyard mini golf; fuel cell technology and model car; student-developed computer games; explosive fuel gasses; boomerang flight dynamics; and Internet worm simulator.

“Ultimately, I would hope that students who attend will see the level of student involvement and hands-on application that our university offers,” said John Goomey, chair of the EMS Expo committee. “We want to get them excited about engineering and science. They also will be able to recognize that UW-Platteville is a place where students, faculty and alumni can build relationships and have those relationships last beyond graduation.”

Any questions or inquiries can be e-mailed to expo@uwplatt.edu.

Contact: John Goomey, chair, EMS Expo committee, (608) 342-1361, goomeyj@uwplatt.edu

Written by: Angela O’Brien, UW-Platteville Office of University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, obrienan@uwplatt.edu


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