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ASEE Today - 1999 ASEE Exposition

Annual Expo To Focus On Engineering Advancements.

By Vicky Hendley,
Section Editor/Writer

Annual 99 Expo logoThe latest technological advancements in engineering education will be on display during the exposition at the 1999 ASEE Annual Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Knowledgeable company representatives will be on-hand throughout this three-day event to help conference attendees learn about and utilize the latest in products and services. With more than 70 exhibitors participating, visitors will find an extensive array of products to suit their needs.

The show will take place in the state-of-the-art Charlotte Convention Center. Open since 1995, the center features the latest in technology and services. The ASEE exposition is held in Hall C.

Exposition Highlights

Focus on Exhibits
Monday, June 21
2:30-4:15 p.m.

    An annual favorite sponsored by industry representatives, Focus on Exhibits is one of the most popular conference events. No sessions are scheduled during this time, which allows attendees a relaxed opportunity to experience the exposition's many facets and to enjoy the complimentary snacks and beverages.

Local Institutions

Monday, June 21-Wednesday, June 23
Exposition Hours

    Visit the North Carolina Local Institutions' displays to see the latest in student projects from several of the schools represented on the ASEE Annual Conference Local Planning Committee.

    This year, the local institutions will be hosting the Intercollegiate Auto Racing Association (ICAR). Now in its second full season of competition, ICAR represents students from eight engineering colleges in the southeastern United States. The ICAR student teams race 5/8th scale Legends cars, which are powered by 1300 cc motorcycle engines. The cars' fiberglass bodies are styled to mimic the classic looks of the 1920s and 1930s.   

    Plans also call for hands-on examples of the science of measurement, known in industrial circles as metrology. State-of-the-art measuring equipment, as well as research prototypes that are accurate to within one micron (one-millionth of a meter), will be on display. Come see these and other examples of student design projects that make learning a challenging and interesting experience

National Design Graphics Competition (NDGC)

Monday, June 21
Exposition Hours

    Come see the 1999 winners of the National Design Graphics Competition, an annual test of students' engineering knowledge and skills. The entries are judged on Sunday, just prior to the conference, and the students are available during the exposition to discuss their projects. The National Design Graphics Competition is sponsored by three ASEE divisions-Engineering Design Graphics, Design in Engineering Education, and Freshman Programs

Meet the ASEE Staff

Exposition Hours

    Come by the ASEE Booth to meet staff members and see the latest ASEE publications and products. ASEE PRISM editors will also be on hand to talk about article ideas, new publications, and PRISM Online

Event Basics

Exposition hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, June 21 and 22, and 9:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, June 23. For more information, contact Kristen Lykke, exposition manager, at (202) 331-3534; e-mail k.lykke@asee.org ; or see www.asee.org/conferences/annual99  .



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