On Friday, February 23, 2018, FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing hosted its 17th annual Engineering Expo. The Engineering Expo is the college’s premier community outreach event organized annually and welcoming over 1,000 elementary, middle, and high school students from Miami-Dade and Broward County schools. This event provides exposure to science and engineering for local students, and encourage them to consider a career in STEM.

FIU’s Engineering Center hosted over 1,000 students from South Florida Schools

Future Panthers were welcomed at FIU’s Engineering Center to engage with current FIU students, researchers, and faculty, and discover the endless possibilities of STEM. The college’s current students engaged with prospective students by organizing contests, projects, experiments, and presentations, while research and learning labs offered tours of their facilities.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering showcased incredible and engaging activities for students. Students were welcomed into labs including Dr. Hutcheson’s Cardiovascular Matrix Remodeling Lab (CMRL), Dr. Jung’s Adaptive Neural Systems (ANS) Laboratory, and Dr. Ramaswamy’s Tissue Engineering Mechanics, Imaging, andMaterials Lab (TEMIM). Additionally, AEMB, BME’s honor society, also offered an engaging experiment for students—human to human interface!

AEMB’s Human to Human Interface experiment

Students were continuously engaged with BME’s presentations, as current engineering students offered a hands-on experience—an unforgettable experience for our visitors!

Undergraduate students ask for volunteers to listen to their heartbeat

Thank you to all participants! On behalf of BME, we hope to see you all again as Engineering Panthers!