Engineering Open House

Engineering Open House - 2013 "Imagine the Impossible"

The 93rd annual Engineering Open House (EOH) was held March 8 - 9, 2013 . EOH has been a part of the Engineering at Illinois tradition since 1907 and has been an annual event since 1952. Each year, thousands of visitors converge on the Illinois campus to learn about and interact with all aspects of engineering and how it affects every facet of our lives. This year there were over 250 exhibits ranging from the UIUC/Champaign Police Bomb Squad, Tesla Coil Music, Concrete Crushing and design competitions. The event was organized entirely by engineering students at the UIUC and draws crowds of people including, students, teachers, parents and families, from all over Illinois (and beyond). RailTEC participates in EOH each year by working with major railroads who set up various exhibits and displays of railroad technology.

An EOH visitor handles the simulator controls as RailTEC student Matthew Greve explains how the engineering behind it works.
Champaign Central High School students in Darren Plattner's AP physics class visit the RailTEC booths at EOH.
An EOH visitor handles the simulator controls as RailTEC student Matthew Greve explains how the engineering behind it works. Champaign Central High School students in Darren Plattner's AP physics class visit the RailTEC booths at EOH.
Visitors listen as the different types of railroad ties and fastening systems are explained.
Visitors listen as the different types of railroad ties and fastening systems are explained.