Engineering Open House – 2012 “Dream, Design, Discover!”
“Dream, Design, Discover!” is the theme for 92nd annual Engineering Open House (EOH). In addition to more than 250 exhibits ranging from concrete crushing to Newtonian fluid demonstrations, this year’s EOH offered a few special attractions including, Q James Bond’s Engineer Celebrating 50 Years of James Bond films, a talk by Danny Forster, host of the Discovery Channel’s Build it Bigger, and a monster Tesla Coils Concert lighting up the Grainger Quad. EOH is an annual event organized entirely by engineering students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2012, it was held on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10. EOH draws estimated crowds of 20,000 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.