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Saturday Engineering for Everyone returns February 24th

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I drive by the Engineering campus at U of I multiple times a week, and I always think about the enormity of research, and learning, and innovation that is going on within the walls of those buildings. Students and faculty are digging into concepts that are well beyond my level of understanding.

Saturday Engineering for Everyone is a free annual lecture series run by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department that helps bridge this sort of gap, bringing the world of engineering to people in the community who would like to learn more.

There will be five lectures in the series this semester, beginning on February 24th with “From Illinois to the Moon: The Life and Legacy of George R. Carruthers,” presented by Professor Lara Waldrop. Carruthers was one of the first African American men to earn a doctorate in astrophysics, and he earned it from the University of Illinois.

Engineering for Everyone is appropriate for high school age and older, and is open to the public. Each session takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Grainger Auditorium in the ECE building. You can find the full semester schedule on the series website.

Saturday Engineering for Everyone
306 N Wright Street
February 24th, March 23rd, March 30th, April 6th, April 13th, 10 to 11 a.m.

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