University of Virginia: Engineering Open House, First Since Pandemic, Draws 1,000 Curious Visitors

From a high-tech “dog” to a robotic surgeon, students, faculty and staff of the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science demonstrated to more than 1,000 visitors on Saturday what engineers – and particularly UVA engineers – do to make the world a better place. It was the school’s first in-person open house since the pandemic.

Prospective students learned about the school’s many engineering disciplines, and how to get admitted into the program. Engineering students and staff told visitors about the kinds of hands-on experiences the school offers – such as programming autonomous vehicles – and about the resources for student success, such as the Center for Diversity in Engineering and the Center for Engineering Career Development.

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