This Saturday, the schools and departments on campus will be hosting Explore UT, the "Biggest Open House in Texas". The event is open to the public and showcases some of the various fields of study through performances, exhibits, lectures and activities. We've scanned through the schedule and highlighted some of the energy-related events that may be of interest to you. Again, the event is open to all students and the public, so if you're interested you should check it out! For more information and the full schedule, the Explore UT website is here: http://www.utexas.edu/events/exploreut/
Energy Related Events:
Using Nanoparticles for Subsurface Engineering Sessions start at 11:00AM, 1:00PM, & 3:00PM
Discover how nanoparticles exposed to a magnetic field can ease the heavy lifting of viscous fluids from hydrocarbon reservoirs. Demonstrations will show how heat generated by a magnetic field allows fluids to flow like "magic."
Cockrell School of Engineering: Petroleum and Geosystems CPE 2.210 (3 p.m. Session in 2.208)
The State of the Petroleum Industry Sessions start at 11:00AM, & 1:00PM
Receive first hand commentary from a leading energy scholar and chair of the Petroleum Engineering Department concerning the future of world-wide hydrocarbon reserves, forthcoming technological innovations and international politics that come into play.
Cockrell School of Engineering: Petroleum and Geosystems CPE 2.204
Fractures: Agent of Change in Subsurface Geology Sessions start at 11:00AM, 1:00PM, & 3:00PM
Harnessing trapped reservoirs of hydrocarbons has been challenging. With new fracture technology these hard to access storehouses of oil and gas can be channeled to the surface, lessening our dependency on imported oil.
Cockrell School of Engineering: Petroleum and Geosystems CPE 2.206
Striking Oil with Students Continuous Event (11:00 AM - 4:40 PM)
Visit with students from the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Explore displays of drilling tools, drilling bits, a model jack pump and other petroleum engineering technology.
Cockrell School of Engineering: Petroleum and Geosystems CPE Plaza (CPE Hallway)
The Magic of Producing Petroleum Sessions start at 12:00PM, 2:00PM, & 3:00PM
Have you ever wondered how petroleum is found and brought to the surface for processing? This demonstration and lecture by Professor Larry Lake provides a glimpse of the magic and expertise involved.
Cockrell School of Engineering: Petroleum and Geosystems CPE 2.210
Texas Pumping Oil Well Sessions start at 11:00AM, 1:00PM, & 3:00PM
Ever wonder how oil gets to the surface of the ground from miles deep in the Earth? Take a tour from the surface to underground. See a three-story model of an oil-producing well with a transparent pipe and pump.
Cockrell School of Engineering: Petroleum and Geosystems CPE 2.500
Clean Energy and More: Electrochemistry All Around Us Continuous Event (11:00 AM - 4:40 PM)
Explore how electrochemistry has led to developments in clean energy, surface coatings, corrosion prevention, advanced electrochemical characterization techniques and more.
Cockrell School of Engineering ETC Plaza
Unseen Energy Continuous Event (11:00 AM - 4:40 PM)
Explore a student-made windmill, an electricity-generating bike, a jar of biodiesel and more with Engineers for a Sustainable World, an engineering student organization.
Cockrell School of Engineering ECJ Plaza
Healthy and Energy-Efficient Homes Continuous Event (11:00 AM - 4:40 PM)
Learn about common pollutants in your house, such as volatile organic compounds, ozone and plasticizers, and what you can do to reduce them. Also, learn about how your house consumes energy and how you can make it more energy efficient.
Cockrell School of Engineering ECJ B.102
Clean Energy for a Cleaner Tomorrow Sessions start at 11:00AM, & 12:00PM
The world has a growing need for clean energy. This lecture by Professor Arumugam Manthiram examines alternative, sustainable and clean energy technologies as well as cutting-edge research efforts in fuel cells and high-energy density batteries.
Cockrell School of Engineering: Mechanical ETC 9.130
Playing with Energy Continuous Event (11:00 AM - 4:40 PM)
Come play with hydrogen cars, hydroelectric power kits, solar cars and mini wind turbines. All are great toys for an introduction to the different forms of alternative energies.
Cockrell School of Engineering: Mechanical ETC 2.125