Discover UVA Engineering: 2021 Virtual Open House Schedule of Events

At UVA Engineering, our students train to become future leaders by working with world-class faculty and exploring endless opportunities to serve and contribute to a healthier, more just and sustainable society. Join us for a three-day series of online open house events to learn more about the unparalleled experiences you will have as a UVA engineer.

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Thursday, April 8, 4 p.m. - Online Information Session for Prospective and Incoming UVA Engineering Students

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Friday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Online Student Information Sessions

10 a.m. - Meeting You Where You Are: How we Empower UVA Engineering Students - Register Here

Noon-1 p.m. - National Society of Black Engineerings - Register Here

1 p.m. - Society of Women Engineers UVA Chapter - Register Here

2 p.m. - UVA Engineering Center for Diversity in Engineering Student Associates - Register Here

3 p.m. - Women in Computer Science UVA Chapter - Register Here

3:30 p.m. - UVA Engineering Faculty Directors of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Register Here

4:30 p.m. - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers UVA Chapter - Register Here

5:30 p.m. - Out in STEM at UVA - Register Here

Pre-recorded - Virtual Engineering Tour

Pre-recorded - Career Advice for First-Year Students


Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Explore the Engineering Disciplines (Click on the links to register.)

Applied Math

Noon-1 p.m.: Ask the Math Teacher

Department of Biomedical Engineering

9-9:40 a.m.: What it's like to be a BME Major at UVA: Presentation and Q&A

11-11:40 a.m.: BME Capstone Showcase: Addressing Disparities

Pre-recorded: IDEAS Lab Tour with Vignesh Valaboju

Department of Chemical Engineering

10-11 a.m.: UVA Department of Chemical Engineering: Engineering Molecular & Biomolecular Change

11 a.m.-Noon: The Role of Chemical Engineers in Rapid COVID Vaccine

1-2 p.m.: Chemical Engineering Careers: A Perspective from the Biopharma Industry

Department of Computer Science

10-11 a.m.: Computer Science Department: An overview, plus why CS is 4 You!

11 a.m.-Noon: HooHacks Student Group: Overview and Q&A

Noon-1 p.m.: Machine Learning Student Group: Overview and Q&A

1-2 p.m.: Computer Science Department: An overview, plus why CS is 4 You!

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Noon-1 p.m.: Careers in Electrical Engineering

3-4 p.m.: ECE Demonstrations

Department of Engineering and Society

10-11 a.m.: Science, Technology and Society, Tying the Technical and the Social Together

Department of Engineering Systems and Environment

10:30-11 a.m.: Systems Engineering Program Information Session

11 a.m.-Noon: Meet Systems Engineering Undergraduate Students and Open Question Session

1-1:30 p.m.: Omni-Reality and Cognition Lab (ORCL) Presentation and Demo

1:30-2 p.m.: Civil Engineering Program Information Session

2-2:30 p.m.: Meet the Civil Engineering Undergraduate Students

2-3:15 p.m.: Risk and Resilience of Advanced Logistics Systems, Systems Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

10-11 a.m.: Chair's Remarks

11 a.m.-Noon: VICTOR Lab (autonomous robot lab tour)

1-1:30 p.m.: Mechatronics Lab

1:30-2 p.m.: Spacecraft Design

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

9-9:30 a.m.: It’s A Materials World - Majors and careers in Materials Science and Engineering

9:30-10:30 a.m.: MSE Expo - Come meet MSE faculty, students and alums! Explore MSE Demos!

10:30-11 a.m.: It's a Materials World - Majors and careers in Materials Science and Engineering

Pre-Recorded: Lab Tours - Take a virtual visit to our labs and learn what we do in MSE!

International Programs

2-3 p.m.: Why Every Engineering Student Should Study Abroad – Global Programs and Opportunities at UVA