First annual engineering open house is a huge success

Mar 1st, 2013

By Candace Hall

Dr. Wei Qiu takes visitors to the open house on a tour of the faculty's 58-metre towing tank.
First annual engineering open house is a huge success

On Saturday, March 9, 2013, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science hosted an open house for the general public as part of the National Engineering and Geoscience month. The open house was an opportunity for the general public, potential students and the media to learn about Memorial engineering and its working laboratories.

As visitors entered the S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building they were greeted with a foyer filled with information booths represented by various groups and departments associated with Memorial engineering, such as Engineering Undergraduate Student Society B; Memorial Baja Team; the local chapter of Engineers Without Borders; Engineering Co-operative Education; Memorial Student Recruitment; the St. John’s Chapter of Tetra Society of North America; the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering and Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador.  From there, visitors could sign up for tours of numerous laboratories located in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, including its wave towing tank; machine shop; autonomous ocean systems laboratory; rescue craft simulator; structures laboratory; sandbed erosion facility, among others.

Nao, the faculty’s new humanoid robot, was also there to greet people and was eager to talk about the cool world of Memorial engineering and what faculty and students work on as part of the program’s curriculum.

The open house drew a good number of visitors and will become an annual event. Visitors provided positive feedback and found the event to be fun and engaging and some are planning to come back again next year.

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science thanks all those who helped make the event a huge success, including the organizers; faculty and staff who volunteered at the information booths and the guided tours of the laboratories; the engineering student volunteers; and of course, to the visitors who came to see what Memorial Engineering has to offer.


Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000