IMG_8738@2014-01-20T15;55;02Chances are whatever you do today an engineer had a role in it. Come find out how engineering impacts what we eat, how we work, play and learn, to how we travel, communicate and stay healthy at the 11th Annual Lower Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO on Sunday, March 30, at White Plains High School.

Engineering EXPO is a fun, hands-on learning event free for all ages of students and adults. The doors open at 11 a.m. and the EXPO runs to 4 p.m. at White Plains High School, 550 North Street in White Plains. Free parking is provided and food/beverages are available for purchase. Plus, there will be plenty of giveaways and prizes — Apple iPad and Microsoft Surface. More information is available at www.beanengineer.org and on Facebook/LowerHudsonValleyEngineeringExpo.

New this year is a middle school “Off the Power Grid Contest” and for the first time for high school students a Rube Goldberg “Zip It Good” competition. High Schools participating in the Rube Goldberg Contest in which they have built a contraptions to unzip zippers include: Nyack, Ursuline, Liberty, BOCES Northern Westchester/Putnam and BOCES Ulster Career & Technical Center. Middle Schools competing in “Off the Grid” — explain how they would power kitchen appliances without using traditional grid power (alternative energy sources) include: Lakeland Copper Beech (Yorktown Heights), Mildred E. Strang (Yorktown), John Jay (Cross River), Felix Festa (Clarkstown) and South Orangetown (Orangetown).

More than 100 engineering exhibitors are participating, including representatives from over 40 of the region’s leading learning institutions such as Rutgers, Cornell, Columbia, Penn State, Villanova, Manhattan, RPI and SUNY. All fields of engineering will be featured: Civil, Structural, Chemical, Electrical, Biomedical, Computer, Mechanical, Petrochemical, Environmental, Materials and Nuclear.

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