Robotic guitars, weaving looms, helicopter simulators and portfolio evaluations — the Open House held Jan. 27 had something for everyone.
Nearly 2,500 prospective and current students flocked to Concordia to see what we have to offer. Shuttle buses took students between the downtown campus and Loyola.
Displays took up more than 80 booths. Twenty-one information sessions and 34 tours took place over the course of the day. Hundreds of students, staff and faculty received curious visitors with open arms, and personnel from the services sector helped make sure that everything ran smoothly.
The event is in its sixth consecutive year, and has grown from its humble beginnings in the atrium of the J. W McConnell Building, when there were only a couple of tables per faculty and not much else to look at. ...
In the engineering area, the sheer amount of machinery was impressive. A race car and a Mini Baja (a type of dirt buggy) were displayed by Concordia's branch of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
A robotics lab and a real-time satellite vision control program of unmanned vehicles, such as hovercraft, helicopters, and submarines, also captured lots of interest.
“The essential thing is to give a feel of the learning environment and to try to emphasize to the students the quality of the engineering program, the laboratories, the faculty, the resources, and our experiential, team-based approach to learning,” said Dan Juras, Technical Officer for Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. ...
The Open House was webcast live on the open house website for anyone who couldn’t visit in person. ...
By Thierry Harris, Concordia Journal
February 8, 2007, Vol. 2, No. 10
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Special thanks to Dr. Paknys, Ted Obuchowicz, Dr. Trueman, Dr. Agarwal, Dan Li, Dr. Lopes, Dr. Amer, Dmitry Rozhdestvenskiy, Dr. Kahrizi, Dr. Sebak, Dr. Zhu, Dr. C.Wang. Thank you all who made ECE open house such a success!
Click here, you can find some ECE pictures taken during the event.