Science & Technology Open House
The 3rd Annual Science & Technology Open House was held on Friday, April 13 - Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Tuskegee University. The Open House took place in the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center auditorium with 247 participants from across Alabama. Themed: "Celebrating Creativity and Innovation through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM),” the open house covered topics such as nanotechnology, space, mechanical and electrical energy. It featured a seminar on graduate education, poster presentations, hand-on demonstrations and networking.
On Saturday, April 14th, U.S. Rep. Sewell - 7th District of Alabama addressed: students, parents, teachers, and community leaders after viewing some of the posters and talking with students about their work. U.S. Rep. Sewell stressed the importance of science and technology in America, self-confidence and believing in oneself.
Dr. Jeelani, VP Research and Sponsored Programs and Dr. Mahesh Hosur, PI/PD NSF EPSCoR RII, hosted the Open House, featuring research poster exhibits from 102 students representing 11 counties in Alabama: Baldwin, Barbour, Bullock, Dallas, Jefferson, Lowndes, Lee, Macon, Madison, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa. Posters showcased the talents of America’s next generation of scientists, engineers, inventors, and innovators. The following universities participated in the Science & Technology Open House: Alabama State University, Alabama A&M University, Auburn University, Tuskegee University, University of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the University of South Alabama. The following high schools were represented: Auburn, Booker T. Washington, Bullock County, Calhoun, Central, Gardendale, Loachapoka, Notasulga, Ramsey, and Parker High School. The following middle schools were represented: Barbour County, Hayneville, Lowndes County, Tipton, Hewitt-Trussville and Wilkerson Middle School. Open House statistical information includes 247 participants: 108 Males and 139 Female; 178 African American and 69 Others.
The Science & Technology Open House poster abstract competition was divided into five divisions: Graduate – PhD, Graduate – Master’s, Undergraduate, High School and Middle School. At this year’s Open House, there were 20 winners (1st – 4th place for each division) that received receive plaques and cash awards totaling $10,600.
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