Don’t miss out on one of UCF’s most popular Family Weekend attractions: the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) Open House, where guests will experience some of the “coolest” projects built by engineering and computer science students.

A showcase of Baja and formula cars, innovative mobile apps and a concrete canoe are just a few of the many visually impressive and interactive projects to be showcased Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, on the front lawn of the Harris Engineering Center.

The family-friendly event will include food, games, music and giveaways.

The CECS Open House is part of UCF Family Weekend, hosted by Student Development and Enrollment Services. The weekend is set aside for UCF colleges to open their doors to offer visitors a view of life at UCF.

Visitors can also socialize and network with the college’s leaders, advisors, faculty and staff.

“UCF Family Weekend is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the creative talent of CECS students and introduce the community to the exciting world of engineering and computer science,” said Michael Georgiopoulos, CECS interim dean.

More than 12 student engnineering and computer science organizations will have exhibits at the CECS Open House, including:

  • Unmanned vehicle used in DARPA Urban Challenge
  • Showcase of Baja and formula cars (Society of Automotive Engineers)
  • Steel bridge and concrete canoe (American Society of Civil Engineers)
  • Mobile application and Lego Mindstorm demonstration (Association for Computing Machinery)
  • Jacobs Ladder (Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers)
  • Radio setup by UCF Amateur Radio Club
  • For more information about the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science, visit the CECS website.