Come to Explore UT March 3
The University of Texas at Austin will host Explore UT, its annual free open house, on Saturday, March 3, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Explore UT is for all ages, K-12, and there’s no registration to participate in the more than 350 learning activities.
Explore UT makes a great field trip for providing enrichment to gifted and talented students, and it’s also a fun family outing.
Check out activities on the Explore UT Website
Information for college-bound students will include the following:
– Learn how to make the jump to college writing.
– Talk with UT students about what college life is really like.
– Find out how to apply for scholarships and financial aid.
– Get a 30-minute tour of campus with a UT student guide.
Explore UT offers learning activities for all students that gets them excited about learning and opens their eyes to career and life possibilities. Here’s a sampling:
– Watch toddler-sized robots play soccer.
– Walk on water (non-Newtonian fluids).
– Wear a bunny suit in an electronics cleanroom.
– Get the inside scoop on how a computer works.
– Take your picture with an infrared camera.
– See if you can power a TV by pedaling a bicycle-driven generator.
– View the hidden – and beautiful – world of microbes through powerful microscopes.
– Create an egg protector and see if it survives a trip down a zip line.
– Build a skyscraper with Legos.
– Listen to classic rhymes and folklore in Spanish.
– Make a paper puppet of the Dragon of Cracow, a legendary character familiar to Polish children.
– Watch UT students perform scenes from Shakespeare.
– Watch as UT law students conduct a trial of Gold E. Locks in a real courtroom.
– March with the Longhorn Band.
See the Full Schedule
Check the Explore UT website, www.utexas.edu/events/exploreut
, for a full schedule of activities. Download a printer-friendly version of the complete Explore UT schedule.
Explore UT communications consultant