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Contact: Chriss Swaney

For immediate release:
February 21, 2002

Carnegie Mellon Students Showcase Projects To Celebrate National Engineering Week

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University students will showcase a variety of hands-on class projects designed to promote science and engineering to young people during this year's National Engineering Week. Displays will include a chemical car race, tracking satellites and wearable computers designed to help U.S. Marines plot strategic locations. The displays will be manned by Carnegie Mellon faculty who plan to give hands-on demonstrations ranging from a bone tissue engineering exercise to using lego building blocks for demonstrating basic mechanical engineering principles.

Last year, more than 500 volunteers nationwide, representing more than 100 organizations, met with some 7,000 youth and adults to discuss what engineers do and why engineering is a part of every day life.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 22-23, 2002
WHERE: The Carnegie Science Center, North Shore, Pittsburgh, Pa.


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