Engineering Open House 2016: The STEM of Innovation
will span from March 11th to March 12th
Engineering Open House is an annual student-led event featuring two days of exciting exhibits and captivating competitions that showcase the talent and ingenuity of engineering students at the University of Illinois. The event is open to the public at no cost. Families, students, and community members are invited to come and experience the atmosphere of innovation and creativity. If you plan to bring a group of 15 or larger, we ask that you register as a field trip.
EOH is a commonly used abbreviation for Engineering Open House
EOH 2016 will take place from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Friday, 11 March 2016, and from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, 12 March 2016.
Visit this site here to start the process.
No you don’t! Only middle schools and high schools that plan on bringing a school bus of students need to register.
The priority deadline closes on December 27 at midnight. The final deadline closes on January 24 at midnight.
You can sign up for volunteering by going to this website.
Please reach out to the EOH 2016 director, William Dong, through firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the "How to Register an Exhibit" section here.
Exhibits will receive initial information regarding funding allocation within the week after the final exhibit registration deadline.
An email containing information on how to reimburse your allocated funds for EOH will be sent out to exhibitors within the week after EOH 2016.
The Director of Exhibits for EOH 2016 is Noah Flynn. You may reach out to him through email@example.com.
Nope! All current UIUC students may attend Engineering Open House free of cost. We recommend carrying some money to buy food and merchandise, available at various locations across campus.
There will be plenty of locations to get food. There will be food trucks parked on Springfield between Wright and Matthews street. Additionally, visitors will be able to buy food at any of the restaurants on campus.
Yes, many of the exhibitors will be handing out free merchandise as part of their exhibit.
There will be EOH-themed merchandise for sale on the first floor of Engineering Hall, 1308 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801.
Engineering Open House offers over 250 student exhibits ranging between all fields of science and engineering. Some example exhibits from the past are the concrete crusher where a one ton block of concrete is crushed, the Formula SAE student-built cars, the dorm room fire safety demonstration, and student-built aircraft exhibits!
The Corporate Team for EOH 2016 (Komail Rizvi, Simone Pensabene, Paul Trzupek) can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since the beginning of Engineering Open House, the purpose has been to demonstrate the work of the college and the students in it. The precedent and inspiration for Engineering Open House came from individual department’s events including a physics open house in 1906, the electrical engineering show starting in 1907 and a mechanical engineering open house in 1914. A college-wide Engineering Open House, as we know it today, started in 1920 and put an end to separate department showcases, except for the Electrical Engineering Show which continued until 1942. EOH premiered in 1920 commemorating the centenary of the birth of James Watt with a little over sixty exhibits. Engineering Open House was interrupted by the war but then returned biannually in 1948. By 1952 it was an annual event with over 100 exhibits and demonstrations including the Illinois Central Railroad, the Illiac and the concrete crusher, which continues to be an exhibit today.
Engineering Open House began as an attraction for high school students and throughout the years has turned into an event for all ages. By the 1950s EOH had drawn over 13,000 visitors including students from 42 high schools, today we have twice the visitors with over 600 high schools attending. In 1954 Engineering Open House used 19 buildings and the help of over 800 students in the College of Engineering in fields such as electrical, metallurgical, mining, aeronautical, mechanical, ceramic, agricultural, civil, and chemical engineering, and physics. The number of people involved in Engineering Open House has continued to grow since its beginning, as engineering and science continue to attract minds of all ages.
Click on one of us to send an email if you have any concerns or questions and we will help you have the best EOH 2016 experience ever! Check out the full committee page to learn more.