- October 23, 2015–October 24, 2015
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Friday, October 23
2:30 p.m. ENGR 339 Senior Design class
Science Building 010
Hear from current students about their Senior Design Project.
3:30 p.m. Laura Rip '04: "Seven Years on the Ice"
Commons Annex Lecture Hall
Engineering in Antarctica includes its share of environmental and personal challenges. Laura will discuss building design and maintenance strategies relative to such cold and harsh locations, and share her experience living at the South Pole Station for over a year including nine months of isolation from the outside world.
Next up for the U.S. Antarctic Program is overhauling McMurdo Station, the largest on the continent and the main port that supports the U.S. and various international programs. The new master plan will prepare infrastructure for state-of-art science missions and prioritize logistical and energy efficiency. The process will take nearly two decades from funding to implementation.
Saturday, October 24
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Fall Tailgater
Huizenga Tennis & Track Center
1:30 p.m. Cardboard Canoe Race
Make a canoe with former classmates or your kids!
2–4:00 p.m. Facility and department tours
Science Building, Prince Engineering Design Center and Vermeer Engineering Projects Center