Fairfield University’s Free IMAX Event Open For National Engineering WeekBy Amanda Foster, UniversityHerald Reporter
Fairfield University has opened its doors to celebrate one of the most anticipated weeks of the academic year. It is National Engineering Week and everybody is celebrating engineers and the difference they make in the world.
At Fairfield University, tons of activities are in place. Such as a free IMAX screening this Saturday for the Discover E's engineering documentary film, "Dream Big." It is set to happen at the IMAX theater at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Conn.
More than a hundred local students, from middle and high schools, will also be attending the free IMAX screening. Fairfield University's School of Engineering hopes that, aside from celebrating National Engineering Week, these students will take interest in the field of engineering. Everybody who wishes to attend the IMAX viewing will get to see the discovery of the world's tallest building to the solar car race in Australia, as reported by The Fairfield Sun.
But Fairfield's National Engineering is not only featuring an IMAX viewing. This week included talks on artificial intelligence and more lectures. Engineers Without Borders also stepped up during the week, as featured by Fairfield. Engineers Without Borders students held a two-part event and features their mission to provide clean water to developing countries. The group encourages students to learn how they can help.
It is not all serious talk, students also joined the Bannow Grand Prix, a remote controlled car race and a fun event with the Society of Women Engineers. And the whole week is now drawing to a close.
The IMAX movie "Dream Big" is the conclusion to the whole Fairfield Engineering Week. The free IMAX event is scheduled at 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The publication reports that it includes transportation to and from the Maritime Aquarium, all activities and admission fees but one has to be registered in the school's official website.
Watch the video below of Fairfield's own engineering school working on a great project: