• Engineering Expo 2011

    Coppell High School’s School of Engineering and the CHS Engineering Booster Club will host the fourth annual Coppell Engineering Expo from 2:00 pm until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 6th, 2011, at Coppell High School. The event is free to the public. EXPO 2010 attracted over 2000 attendees, and with an impressive line-up of universities, corporations and speakers, this year’s event is expected to be equally exciting.

    The Expo builds awareness and excitement for engineering and technology careers among North Texas high school and middle school students. U.S. universities are graduating fewer and fewer engineers each year and it is hoped that this event will help address our country’s growing need for engineering professionals beginning here in North Texas.

    CHS student engineers will display their projects and provide working demonstrations as well. Current projects include the MATE team’s underwater ROV (remotely operated vehicle), the Aurora 2010/11 solar car, robots, rockets and more. Tune-in to Fox 4’s Good Day broadcast during the week prior to the Expo for a glimpse at event highlights.

    Universities from around the country will meet with students about curriculum, admissions and placement. This year’s lineup includes the US Air Force Academy, Air Force ROTC, Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kansas, Missouri Science and Technology, MIT, Northwestern University, Drexel, Bradley University, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Richland College, SMU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, University of Dallas, University of North Texas, University of Southern California, US Naval Academy, US Merchant Marines, University of Texas at Dallas, Vanderbilt, Washington University - St. Louis, and West Point.

    Local corporations and organizations involved with engineering will talk with students and Expo attendees about engineering careers, career paths, training, hiring, and more. Companies include AT&T, IBM, Bell Helicopter, NASA-Johnson Space Center, RLG Consulting Engineers, North Texas Association of Energy Engineers, Southwest Airlines, Society of Women Engineers, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, and others.

    The keynote speaker for EXPO 2011 will be Mr. Pat Barrow from the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE Center/Oceaneering), in Monterrey, California.

    This event is perfect for: (1) high school students who would like to meet representatives from engineering and technology universities from across the country; (2) middle school students interested in technology and engineering; (3) college students who would like to meet practicing engineers and learn more about career opportunities; (4) and anyone interested in a fun afternoon of fascinating speakers and intriguing technology exhibits.

    For more information visit: http://chsengineeringboosters.com/expo.htm.