Engineering Open House

Engineering Open House - 2017

The theme for the 2017 Engineering Open House (EOH), which was held March 10 - 11, was Illuminate New Horizons. EOH strives to create a more educated, science-oriented culture with the University of Illinois College of Engineering at the forefront of technological advancements. It aims to inspire the next generation of engineers and lay a foundation for engineering to become the key to solving future problems. EOH is a free annual student-led event featuring two days of exciting exhibits and captivating competitions that showcase the talent and ingenuity of engineering students. The exposition attracts thousands of visitors to the Illinois campus each year and stands as the largest event of its kind in the country.

RailTEC and NURail welcomed Hanson Professional Services Inc. and a group of students from Springfield, IL visiting EOH exhibits on Saturday, March 11, 2017.
Josue Cesar Bastos, a RailTEC PhD student, and a young EOH visitor pose in their personal protective equipment (PPE).
RailTEC and NURail welcomed Hanson Professional Services Inc. and a group of students from Springfield, IL visiting EOH exhibits on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Josue Cesar Bastos, a RailTEC PhD student, and a young EOH visitor pose in their personal protective equipment (PPE).
A young EOH attendee enjoys the challenge of the new train puzzle.
Another new table at EOH was a paper-cutout station featuring different locomotives.
A young EOH attendee enjoys the challenge of the new train puzzle. Another new table at EOH was a paper-cutout station featuring different locomotives.
RailTEC master’s student, Arthur De Oliveira Lima, takes a few minutes to talk to an EOH attendee about track construction.
A close-up view of rail ballast in the track construction display.
RailTEC master's student, Arthur De Oliveira Lima, takes a few minutes to talk to an EOH attendee about track construction. A close-up view of rail ballast in the track construction display.
A close-up view of the new signaling display.
A group of students listen to graduate student, Siyao Luan, explain how the train's signaling system works.
A close-up view of the new signaling display. A group of students listen to graduate student, Siyao Luan, explain how the train's signaling system works.
A youngster enjoys playing the Intermodal game at EOH on Friday, March 10.
Always an EOH favorite, Chen-Yu Lin explains to a young girl how the train simulator works so she can become an engineer and drive the train.
A youngster enjoys playing the Intermodal game at EOH on Friday, March 10. Always an EOH favorite, Chen-Yu Lin explains to a young girl how the train simulator works so she can become an engineer and drive the train.
The display that CN representatives set up to show EOH participants what's involved in rail dispatching.
A few of the rail related items on display at Engineering Open House.
The display that CN representatives set up to show EOH participants what's involved in rail dispatching. A few of the rail related items on display at Engineering Open House.